Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP - Sri Lanka, World Food Programme - Sri Lanka, and Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment agreed to jointly implement the remaining activities of “Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities Living in the Mahaweli River Basin of Sri Lanka” Project funded by the Adaptation Fund from October 2017 to January 2019.
The overall objective of the project is to secure community livelihoods and food security against climate change-induced rainfall variability leading to longer droughts and more intense rainfall. To directly address these climate-induced impacts, the project proposes to; 1. Develop household food security and build resilient livelihoods for rain-fed farming households; 2. Build institutional capacity in village, local, regional service delivery to reduce risks associated with climate-induced rainfall variability in Medirigiriya, Lankapura and Walapane Divisional Secretariat Divisions (DSDs) in Polonnaruwa and Nuwara Eliya districts.
The project will deliver tangible impacts on the ground that include increased local availability of food, livelihoods that can withstand current climate shocks, more information on risks and adaptive strategies, better connectivity to early warning and risk forecasting and, importantly, an efficient and informed agriculture extension service.
The outcomes and outputs are designed to address specific vulnerabilities faced by rain-dependent farmers; strategies to overcome dry season food and income security; introduction of diversified income sources to broad-base risk, improved water storage and irrigation to overcome uncertainty of rainfall, improved soil quality and fertility for increased production, and timely, quality agriculture advice and extension.
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