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Climate smart agriculture

Krishantha and his mother live along the Mahameda Wewa Resevoir in Nawagattegama, Sri Lanka.

Due to prolonged drought in the area, lack of water has been a major hindrance for farming.

“We received a lot of assistance to overcome the challenges we faced to develop our land. Our main problem was water supply because we don’t get a lot of rainfall here.

Due to dry weather, we have not been able to reap any benefits from our harvest. We were given a solution to manage our water supply and we were given instructions on effective cultivation processes.

Due to this, our lives have significantly improved and our financial situation is also gradually improving. Before, we worked for the sake of working but now we have an aim to work towards.”

“This is a great resource that I never expected to receive. Now I can look forward to giving back to my country.”

“Since our crops are cultivated organically, we have been able to live a healthy life. We also have a feeling of unity with the village. The support provided has exceeded our expectations.”

With funding from the Green Climate Fund and technical support from the UN Development Programme, the ‘Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project’ is helping smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to adopt climate-resilient agricultural practices.

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