Helping farmers beat poverty in Sri Lanka

This project aims to reduce the level of poverty for 3,625 small-scale farmers and fisherfolk in 130 villages in Sri Lanka. A reduction in poverty will be achieved through improving access to land, seeds and coastal areas.

By using groundbreaking sustainable agroecological farming techniques to restore unused land and coastal mangroves ecosystem, the diversity and yield of crops will increase and allow for greater levels of self-sufficiency and surplus selling in local markets. Partner organisations will help through the provision of training and essential inputs, such as traditional seeds, agricultural tools, healthy livestock and sustainable fisheries equipment, to increase their self-reliance and improve their nutritional intake, whilst boosting local rural economies.