Sri Lanka  Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies for
Sustainable Land Management

Sri Lanka  Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies for Sustainable Land Management

Sri Lanka Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (SRICAT) is the national information-sharing platform on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) of Sri Lanka.

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Nilambe Reservoir Kandy: Nilambe Reservoir Kandy is one of the main sources of water supply to the Kandy town. RDALP introduced SLM programs in the catchment areas of the Nillambe reservoir to stop water pollution.
The United Nations celebrate World Water Day on 22 March every year to raises awareness of the global water crisis. The core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
 
The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. The value of water is about much more than its economic value – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. 
 
Rehabilitation of Degraded Agricultural Land Project (RDALP) of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has launched series of initiatives to stop water and soil pollutions in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, said the National Project Manager Nimal Gunasena. 
 

Rehabilitation of Degraded Agricultural Lands (RDAL) in Kandy, Badulla and NuwaraEliya in Central Highlands is a project implemented by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management Centre (NRMC) of the Department of Agriculture.

 
The Sustainable Land Management (SLM) program for home-gardens is continued under the Rehabilitation of Degraded Agricultural Land Project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation. 
The second training program for the officers of the Department of Agrarian Development in the Bandarawela Agrarian Service Division was conducted from February 1st to 3rd at the Kahagolla Agriculture Research and Development Canter (KARDC), Bandarawela
This technical training program was organized for the officers who are involved in the promotion of home-gardening and were trained on how to conduct Farmer Field Schools (FFS) for home-gardening on December 19th to 21st, 2020. 

The market-based GAP approach in sustainable agriculture is expanding with the success of the model. RDALP recently trained 13 Agriculture Instructors of the Department of Agriculture (DoA) on conducting Farmer Field Schools (FFS) to expand GAP program for new farmer groups.

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