The project “SRI-FOOD – a model for sustainable food production and consumption in Sri Lanka” aims to improve the living conditions of farmers and small entrepreneurs through the adoption of a sustainable system of food production and consumption from an economic, social and environmental point of view.

 

 

The objectives of the project are:

  • Support farmers’ organizations to reduce malnutrition in their families.
  • Create income-generating activities from the cultivation of rice, spices, fruits and vegetables.
  • Facilitate market access for the most vulnerable and marginalized farmers to lift themselves out of poverty.

The beneficiaries of the project are:

  • 60 rice farmers
  • 500 spice growers
  • 1000 school-age children
  • 1000 mothers/caregivers
  • 30 micro and small entrepreneurs active in the agri-food chain

Project activities

To achieve the set objectives, the following main activities will be promoted:

  • Training of trainers to improve organic and sustainable farming
  • Creating an agroforest pilot model for spice growers
  • Creation of a water collection and storage system for home gardens
  • Distribution of high-quality seeds for rice farmers
  • Capacity Building Programs for Organizations
  • Agricultural Machinery and Tool Repair Training
  • Establishment of a revolving loan and matching grant program
  • School Educational Gardens and Children’s Societies
  • Business Management, Marketing, and Food Processing Training for Small and Medium Businesses
  • Creation of a Primary Drying Unit
  • Public event to promote conscious consumption and market opportunities