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SLYCAN Trust and MEPA Join Hands to Increase Sri Lanka’s Mangrove Cover in Celebration of International Mangrove Day

As part of the International Mangrove Day celebrations, the Marine Environment Protection Authority of Sri Lanka (MEPA) in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust planted 800 mangroves in Mangala-eliya, Mundel, in Puttalam District on the 25th of July. The mangrove restoration activities were carried out with the support of Mitsubishi Corporation and contributions from the Forest Department and Mundel Divisional Secretariat.

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Understanding Provincial-Level Climate Vulnerabilities in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is vulnerable to the short- and long-term impacts of climate change that affect the country’s food systems, economy, and human lives and wellbeing. While climate change impacts are felt across many sectors, the agriculture and water sectors in particular are severely affected due to its high level of dependency on climate variables, especially the rainfall and temperature. Therefore, agricultural activities in each province in the country face a unique set of challenges based on characteristics of its agro ecological zones.

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SLYCAN Trust is a non-profit think tank working on climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, animal welfare, and social justice including gender and youth empowerment. Our work spans the national, regional, and global level from policy analysis and evidence-based research to on-the-ground implementation.

Understanding Provincial-Level Climate Vulnerabilities in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is vulnerable to the short- and long-term impacts of climate change that affect the country’s food systems, economy, and human lives and wellbeing. While climate change impacts are felt across many sectors, the agriculture and water sectors in particular are severely affected due to its high level of dependency on climate variables, especially the rainfall and temperature. Therefore, agricultural activities in each province in the country face a unique set of challenges based on characteristics of its agro ecological zones.

Sri Lanka and the Livestock Sector: Climate Change, Communities, and Sustainability

Livestock raising in Sri Lanka is still predominantly a rural livelihood activity; food security and rural livelihoods, More than 500,000 families are directly engaged in the livestock sector ,Dairy and poultry form the vast majority of Sri Lanka's livestock sector.

Just Transition in Livelihoods for Resilient Food Systems

As the world is increasingly recognizing the urgency of building resilient food systems, it is paramount to ensure that food system transition happens in a just and fair manner that includes everyone. This requires a holistic multi-actor approach globally, regionally, nationally, and locally, targeting not only policy and technological interventions but also changes in attitudes and sociocultural systems.