International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Some neglected and underutilized fruit -crops in Sri Lanka
      Nilanthi Dahanayake
Abstract: In Sri Lanka there is a high potential for cultivating fruit-crops for the domestic and export markets. Sri Lanka’s per capita consumption of fruits remains far below the required average daily intake of 40g (edible portion) for a balanced diet (Research Institute MRI). The present economic growth in Sri Lanka will create a higher demand for fruits in the local market that could to be matched with higher production. Hence the Fruit Sector also has a greater potential to contribute to increase the national income, employment opportunities, and the nutrition and health status of the people. Demand for underutilized fruits and fruit-products, could be increased through awareness programs on the benefits of these products and market promotion. Although the Sri Lankan fruits have high demand in local and foreign markets. The major challenge faced by exporters is finding exportable quality fruits in sufficient qualities.

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Nilanthi Dahanayake (2018); Some neglected and underutilized fruit -crops in Sri Lanka; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0215.php?rp=P383655
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