Climate-resilient agriculture: coffee plantation
Photo credit: UNDP Sri Lanka.
Communities in Mahaweli River Basin face multiple challenges.
On one front, they have periodically experienced floods and droughts.
Being in the Dry Zone, the crops that they can cultivate are also limited.
Many of the villagers are engaged in daily labor such as looking after children and working in the garment industry; having to travel many miles to get to work. This meant spending a substantial amount on transport.
Villagers face the very real threats of poverty and hardship on a daily basis. If they miss work for a day, they made no income to feed their families.
Those engaged in agriculture face crop losses due to insects, drought, rain, and floods. They are never guaranteed a steady income.
With support from UNDP, WFP and the Adaptation Fund, communities are adopting climate-smart agriculture, helping farmers earn higher profits, with more certainty.
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* Relates to the UNDP and WFP-supported Adaptation Fund-financed project 'Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities Living in the Mahaweli River Basin of Sri Lanka' www.lk.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/projects/Climate...