Healthy Soil Matters - a novel experience of RDAL Project in promoting Sustainable Land Management in Sri Lanka

The booklet summarize innovative approaches and technologies implemented by the Rehabilitation of Degraded Agricultural Lands project to promote Sustainable Land Management in Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Download the Healthy Soil Matters Book

Introducing SLM for protecting water resources, building soil and promoting organic fertilizer use.

Dairy is a promising livelihood among the farmers in the central highlands of the country. Proper housing for animals and good dairy practices are missing among the small scale dairy farmers.

BASIC DATA: Location:

Pambadeniya micro-watershed with area of 83 hectares which is located in Pambadeniya and Panwilathanna GN divisions of Doluwa divisional secretariat division and Pambadeniya GN division


Vanilla is a cash crop that can be grown successfully in mid and low country wet zone where the main growing areas are Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, and Kegalle districts. In Sri Lanka vanilla is mainly confined as home garden and grown in the back yards. Vanilla grows as vines with support trees.

Sustainable Management Practices for Agricultural Lands in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
Part 2 – High Input Vegetable Cultivation

Rehabilitation of Degraded Agricultural Lands in Kandy, Badulla and Nuwara Eliya Districts of the Central Highlands