Improve the livelihood of the war affected people through the Vegetable gardening

Mathan | Monday, October 29, 2012 |

Location of the project:

The project will be implemented North and East provinces. The East province has 03 districts. They are Trincomalee, Baticaloa and Ampara. The North province has 05 districts. They are Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya. All districts of the North and East provinces will be included in this project.

Background of the Project:

Last three decades Sri Lanka was faced severe war. Particularly North and East part of Sri Lanka directly most affected by the civil war. The people of the North and East provinces experienced several displacements and lost their home, properties belongings and under gone severe difficulties. As the result of the frequent displacement and continued conflict for around 30 years, social structures, common and livelihood infrastructure of this division had been destroyed. The livelihood of the people have tremendously affected by the conflict and several displacement

Agricultural activities, livestock rearing and inland fishing are playing the major role in economy in these Districts. The important of the agriculture, livestock and fisheries are highlighted from the physical resources available such as irrigable land and water for agriculture and lagoon and perennial tanks for fish culture.

The results of the war and displacement people from the North and East provinces have been living under the poverty and vulnerable condition. The following factors influence and retain the vulnerable condition such as in adequate food security, lack of capital to reactivate livelihood income generating activities, lack of employment opportunity, lack of initiative, low income and less saving practice. This division was resettled nearly three years before but still the communities are not in a position to restart their interested livelihood intervention because of the poor and vulnerable condition.

This project aims to mobilize and motivate this affected vulnerable people in development activities.  This programme which is fully integrated into supports the recovery and rehabilitation of the conflict affected people through the vegetable farming. This project aims to rebuild the lives of the war affected communities for return their peaceful life.

Target Group:

The target groups will be who were severely affected by the war directly. When selecting process of the beneficiaries the priority should be given to war widows and disabled families.

Overall objective:

Improve the livelihood of the war affected people through the Vegetable faming

Specific objective:

Utilize the land for cultivation
Promote the agricultural based livelihood activities
Improve the livelihood of the selected families
Direct the beneficiaries to sustainable in come generation
Promote the saving practices among the beneficiaries