The project planned all activities under major two components

Improve food and livelihood security for target farm households

Addresses capacity gaps at village and divisional administration to support replication of the adaptive actions.

The outputs within these components were designed to address specific needs and gaps identified during stakeholder consultations- at national; basin and local level. Activities are based on lessons of previous and on-going projects, and national technical agency recommendations bearing in mind the need to demonstrate tangible results over the implementation period of three years.

Develop household food security and build resilient livelihoods for rain-fed farming households in Medirigiriya and Walapane DSDs

  • Training on home garden planning and organic input
  • Provide Seeds, equipment (hand tools) and planting material
  • Training field extension officers and FO leaders in the target area
  • Building community seed banks for expanded cultivation of successful field-tested varieties
  • Technical assessment of climate resilience of selected alternate livelihoods by relevant national agencies and their regional counterparts
  • Developing avenues of income for rural women through provision of knowledge, skills, tools and market access.
  • 1) Developing improved methods of food storage, especially rice and grains, at household level
  • 2)Food processing and value addition of primary agricultural products
  • Establishing post-harvest centers and technology demonstrations
  • Establishing and/or strengthening existing self-help groups in selected villages
  • Training and equipment for post-harvest technologies provided to the established self-help groups
  • Incentive scheme for soil conservation\ irrigation maintenance and community reforestation
  • Nurseries established to propagate tolerant native species for catchment, stream bank reforestation and community forestry timber wood lots
  • Providing tools and equipment such as pickaxes, hoes, spades, wheelbarrows for to participating households
  • Design local a sustainable financing mechanism by third year