Project on Citizen’s Action for Agro-ecology & Food Security in Sri Lanka
The action is aligned with the theory of change, and agro ecologically sound food production & consumption process of AEF. The project is structured with 3 Objectives, 3 Results and 5 Activities to promote environment-friendly, ecologically sound sustainable agriculture and food security in Kandy and Mullaithivu Districts of Sri Lanka. In addition, the collaborative will campaign to influence national policies and actions to respond to the emergency situation of Covid19.
The project is focused on the following areas
- Agroecological production for food security and sovereignty
- Access to market and inclusive economy
- Advocacy work
- Learning and education in agroecology
- Strengthening network and collaboration
This project is trying to bring social change among different ethnic and religious groups, particularly targeting women, youth and vulnerable groups in tea plantations, rural villages and post conflict areas through promoting agro-ecology and ensuring food security and lobbing for structural change in Sri Lanka.
1. A strong Coalition of small farmers, plantation/ agri-workers, women’s groups of civil conflict affected, youths empowered to assert their rights to agroecologically grown food, sustainable agriculture and build collective action.
2. The small agriculture & women societies are empowered to handle issues related to food production through agroecology, livelihood and rights able to plan, mobilize resources and implement their own action.
3. In the long run, particularly target women societies, plantation women, agriculture women workers and community members capacitated to ;
a. Ensure food security in the household level in the context of promoting home gardens, chemical free food production, ensuring nutrition foods in the community level.
b. More than 200 (200- 400) household and community members benefiting from the livelihood activities, & social enterprise they initiated, and home based income increased.
4. In the long term, around 25%-40% of the target group members will have:
a. Food security methods in their household,
b. Good health practices, in their household , schools and community
c. More community members have better understanding of the adverse effects of Covid -19