CIC Agri Produce Export (Pvt) Ltd, a part of CIC Agri Businesses recently won a highly acclaimed gold award in the Agriculture Value Added Small Category at the 22nd National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Awards Ceremony. CIC has previously been awarded a gold award and silver award in 2012 and 2011 respectively in the same category.
CIC Agri Produce Export (Pvt) Ltd, produces rice of the highest quality for both the local and export markets. The company is known for producing many traditional rice varieties like Suwandel, Kaluheenati and Madathawalu. CIC’s speciality rice products are made using purified and genuine seeds which produce different varieties of rice and are supplied by strong and well established out-grower farmer network. The varieties include LOW GI (Glycemic Index) Red Basmati rice which is extremely popular among people who are health conscious. This Red Basmati rice is certified as a LOW GI product by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute of Australia. The rice variety was developed by CIC’s Research and Development team and similar products will enter the market in the near future.
The rice varieties produced by CIC are on par with local and international standards and specifications. CIC is globally certified and has ISO 22000:2005, HACCP (Food Safety Management Systems), SEDEX (Empowering sustainable and ethical supply chains) and US FDA certifications. The rice produced by CIC is mainly exported to the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Locally, CIC supplies rice to leading hotels and institutions across the country. As a testament of its quality, Nestle, a leading global brand, uses CIC rice for the production of infant cereal.Commenting on the award, H.G. Wajira Priyankara, Director, CIC Agri Produce Export (Pvt) Ltd. stated, “We are honoured to receive this prestigious gold award from the NCE. CIC has won an award in this category for three consecutive years and this gold award highlights the company’s continuous commitment to delivering quality and excellence. CIC’s Agri Businesses works with an extensive network of farmers and partners to ensure that all our products are of the highest quality. In the near future we hope to continue producing the best grown rice in Sri Lanka for both local and international markets.”
CIC Agri Businesses, the only ‘Seed’ to ‘Shelf’ agriculture company in Sri Lanka, manages over 10,000 acres of its own farm land. The company also works directly with over 20,000 rural farmers to produce a variety of agricultural and livestock products like seeds, rice, fruits, vegetables, eggs, yoghurt, curd etc. Produced under its own brand name for the local and export market, CIC Agri Businesses maintains its commitment to enhance farmer incomes, improve the rural economy and contribute towards the development of agriculture in Sri Lanka with a view of transforming the island into a more nutritious and healthy nation. CIC has been a leading blue-chip conglomerate in Sri Lanka for decades and its business portfolio extends into the areas of agriculture, animal feed, nutrition, healthcare, industrial materials and consumer products.