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CIC Seed Farm

 

CIC Seeds commenced its operations in early 1990’s with the production and marketing of chillie seed. The company acquired the Talawa Seed Farm in 1991, the first farm to be privatized by the government, and initiated a rice seed production program using the farm as a nucleus. Based on the performance of the Talawa farm, the government awarded the management rights of two other large state farms namely Hingurakgoda (1998) and Pelwehera (2000) to CIC on a long term lease with a view to enhancing the local seed production. The initial thrust of the company was to develop a sound rice seed business. Within a short period of time, CIC Seeds became a major player in the national rice seed supply system with a market share of around 30 percent. However, having realized the risk of being dependent on a single commodity such as rice seed, which gives only a seasonal income, the company later on diversified its activities to produce other seed kinds and planting materials in farms as well as under contract growing. A trading operation too was initiated to import and supply hybrid vegetable seed and seed potatoes. The company today has become the foremost seed company in the country.

A major challenge the company had to face was the development of highlands in farms. Three (3) farms collectively have nearly 2250 acres of land with more than 60 percent in the highland. These highlands neglected over the years by the state had to be developed by improving infrastructure facilities such as irrigation, farm roads, perimeter fencing, staff housing etc. Many programs were initiated in highlands to produce field crop seeds, fruits, vegetables and a variety of livestock products.

Today the farms managed by CIC Seeds are considered as the best managed farms in the country, which demonstrate the most modern agricultural technologies. Thousands of people work in these farms and they have now become the major source of income of the neighboring rural community.


Vision

 

National prosperity through rural economic development.


Mission

 

Help improve farmer income by supplying high quality inputs, providing advisory services while introducing advanced technologies.


Quality Policy

 

In keeping with our vision “to be the leader in the Agri Business sector with the best quality standards, customer focus and corporate values”

- CIC Seed (pvt) Ltd will be committed to make a significant contribution towards the agricultural development of Sri Lanka by functioning as the leading provider of quality seeds and planting material ensuring customer satisfaction, continually enhance technology and better return for the stake holders.
 
  
 
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