What are your domain(s) of expertise?
I was the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Primary Industries in Sri Lanka, which was mandated for mainly for agriculture exports. I was able to negotiate Agriculture Sector Modernisation Project with the World Bank and I was the Chairman of the Board fo Directors for three years. The Ministry programs were mainly with the approaches of market intelligence, value chain development, incubation & innovation, product diversification for modern food habits and standardisation & food safety etc. I did a lots of researches and analysis by myself on the above topics to change the current practices. Further, I have analyse and develop agribusiness proposals for startups and expansions/accelerators. I am a ISO certified Business Continuity Management Practitioner and disaster and climate resilient expert and currently engage with assignments at Asian Disaster Prepardness Center, Bangkok.
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
I did lots of efforts alining fragmented value chains and establishing traceability etc. As the key to productivity, I developed agri nursery score card for grading nurseries through soft regulation. we are in the process of developing a tool for linking agriculture machinery services with he farmers. The next sep is now conceptualising agri market place promoting faring on orders.