The primary focus of the division is to undertake research studies on how efficiently the agricultural resources are managed in relation to productivity, profitability, and sustainability in the farming systems of the agrarian sector of Sri Lanka with the ultimate objective of alleviating hunger, malnutrition and poverty of the population. Land, labour, agricultural inputs, farm power and extension are the main agricultural resources and services of concern. Food crops, livestock and integrated farming systems receive central focus of many research studies carried out by the division. Agricultural transformation is duly taken into consideration for designing agricultural policies based on the study findings.  The division under take research on following thematic areas

  • Agricultural Transformation
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Production Economics
  • Agricultural knowledge systems
  • Farming Systems
  • Agro Industries
  • Food Security
  • Women in Agriculture