The primary objective is to “provide service to train value chain actors in the cinnamon industry for increasing the production capacity and enhance quality and standards compliance capacity to elevate the industry to a national symbol of quality and excellence”.
ABOUT CEYLON CINNAMON
Cinnamon was one of the first spices known to mankind since the early days of civilization. In the ancient times the most important spice export of Sri Lanka has been the Ceylon cinnamon.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) has many everyday uses. Every part of the tree, namely, bark, leaves, buds, flowers, fruits, wood, and roots are being used.
Benefits of Certification
The competitiveness of Ceylon cinnamon is being challenged by cassia on price and volume. It has been observed that during last two decades or so the quality of cinnamon exported from Sri Lanka notably deteriorated due to this competitive environment. The industry in the face of emerging competition and threat of losing market share has looked at diverse options and strategies to consolidate and expand exports of Ceylon cinnamon.