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The Degree of Protection for the Domestic Agricultural Sector in Sri Lanka during 1996-2006

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Menaka Herath ,

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Jeevika Weerahewa

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

The objective of this study is to evaluate the degree of protection given to the domestic agricultural sector in Sri Lanka between 1996- 2006.  Nominal Protection Coefficients (NPCs) at wholesale and farm-gate levels and Effective Protection Coefficients (EPCs) were calculated for paddy and Subsidiary Food Crops (SFCs) such as potato, chilli, big onion, red onion and green gram during the period. NPCs for SFCs at wholesale level and farm level indicate that they were given positive protection.  The average EPCs indicate that all crops, including paddy, were given effective protection. A divergence between NPCs and EPCs, due to the increased use of purchased inputs in the production process, has been observed over the time.

Sri Lankan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol.1(1) July 2009

How to Cite: Herath, M. and Weerahewa, J., 2010. The Degree of Protection for the Domestic Agricultural Sector in Sri Lanka during 1996-2006. Sri Lanka Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(1).
Published on 09 Dec 2010.
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