Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government signs agreement with WFP to build resilience in adapting to adverse weather conditions
Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 11:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 23, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has signed a US$ 8 million agreement with the World Food Programme (WFP) to build resilience in adapting to adverse weather conditions.

The agreement for 'Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities Living in the Mahaweli River Basin of Sri Lanka' was reportedly signed between the Environment and Renewable Energy Ministry Secretary, B.M.U.D. Basnayaka and WFP Deputy Country Director, Mads Lofvall.

The project aims to build diversified and resilient livelihoods for marginalized farming communities in the Mahaweli River Basin through effective management of land and water resources.

The Adaptation Fund of the World Food Programme will grant US$ 7,989,727 to implement the project that will help farming families in Walapane, Medirigiriya and Lankapura Divisions located in the Nuwara Eliya and Polonnaruwa Districts that depend on rainfall irrigation.

The project, implemented by WFP and executed by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Agrarian Services and Wildlife, is expected to benefit farmer families through programs that promote local availability of food, livelihoods that can withstand current climatic shocks and better information systems to warn and inform farmers of climatic risks.

The Adaptation Fund of WFP was established under the Kyoto Protocol to provide financial assistance to build resilience in developing countries to make them more adaptable to the adverse effects of climate change.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
India to contest Sri Lanka court's death sentences of fishermen through legal process
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to establish a new Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to monitor fishing boats
-- [3 hours ago]
India pledges Rs.10 million as immediate relief for Sri Lanka landslide victims
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka national carrier receives first of six new A330-300 on order
-- [5 hours ago]
New mission chiefs to Sri Lanka express condolences on Koslanda landslide
-- [5 hours ago]
Catholic Church of Sri Lanka rejects reports of president influencing the church to stop papal visit
-- [6 hours ago]
Madhu Road - Thiruketheeswaram sector of Sri Lanka's Northern Railway line tested
-- [7 hours ago]
Pakistan offers assistance to the Sri Lankan landslide victims
-- [8 hours ago]
Coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance to abstain from voting for the budget
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader visits landslide affected village
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.