Special report: FAO/WFP crop and food security assessment mission (CFSAM) to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

  • 12/09/2022
  • FAO

An estimated 6.3 million people in Sri Lanka are facing moderate to severe acute food insecurity and their situation is expected to worsen if adequate life-saving assistance and livelihood support is not provided, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned this new report. Two consecutive seasons of poor harvests led to a nearly 50 percent drop in production coupled with reduced imports of food grains due to foreign exchange constraints, according to this joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) report.