Advanced Certificate in Organic Agri-Business Management- (English medium)



Productivity and Quality Centre
NIBM Programmes


Kurunagala / Colombo /
NIBM Programmes


Advanced Certificate


Part Time (Sundays)


06 Months


  • Professionals in Agriculture and Agribusinesses
  • Agriculture Graduates
  • Agriculture diploma holders
  • G.C.E. A/L qualification with more than 1 year experience in the relevant field
  • G.C.E. O/L qualification with more than 3 years experience in the relevant field
  • Anyone interested in organic agriculture (decided by a panel)


  • Kurunegala – Jul 2023

Course structure and modules

OA/01 Introduction to Organic Farming System

  • Our Agriculture System and Climate Change
  • Introduction of Organic Agriculture

OA/02 Organic Agriculture Production and Management

  • Organic Agriculture Production Systems
  • Organic Farm Planning and Management
  • Sustainable Organic Crop Husbandry
  • Integrated /Ecological Pest Management in Organic Agriculture
  • Appropriate Agro-Mechanization in Organic Agriculture

OA/03 Soil Nutrient Management and Animal Husbandry

  • Soil, Soil Management, Nutrients and Organic Fertilizer Production
  • Bio Fertilizer and Biotechnology for Organic Agriculture
  • Organic Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Health and Nutrition

OA/04 Organic Supply Chain Management and Agribusiness

  • Agriculture Supply Chain Management
  • Organic Agribusiness Planning
  • Organic Markets Development

OA/05 Organic Agriculture Policies, Regulation and Standards

  • Food Safety and Nutrition
  • Organic Standards Regulation and Certification
  • Organic Agriculture International Policies and Market Requirements
  • Organic Agri-tourism

OA/06 Organic Product Processing, Post-harvest and Product Development

  • Organic Agri-Product Development and Processing
  • Organic Agri Post – harvest Developments
  • Organizational Development in Organic Agriculture
  • Agriculture Information Systems

Lecture Schedule

  • Coursework + 10 Field / Industry visits

Programme Fees

  • Course Fee: LKR 100,000/- + Registration Fee: LKR 5,000/-