Shifting towards Sustainable Fisheries: Challenges and Opportunities

Oceans and coastal ecosystems are key contributors to human lives, livelihoods, and economic development. Fisheries are an important component of the global economy, and nearly 3.2 billion people rely on fisheries for almost 20 percent of their protein intake. The sector plays a crucial role in securing food, nutrition, employment, and income for millions of people, especially in developing countries. In addition, fisheries are a crucial part of the cultural and traditional heritage of many countries.

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දේශගුණික විපර්යාස හමුවේ ආහාර ප්‍රවේශය සහතික කිරීම 

දේශගුණික විපර්යාස සහ ආහාර අනාරක්ෂිත භාවය සෘජුවම එකිනෙකට සම්බන්ධ වන අංශයන් වේ. දේශගුණික විපර්යාස ආශ්රිත උපද්රව වන ගංවතුර, සුළි කුණාටු, සුනාමි, නියඟ සහ වෙනත් අවදානම් ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාවය දුර්වල කළ හැකි උපද්රව වන අතර කෘෂිකාර්මික කටයුතුවලට මෙමඟින් දැඩි ලෙස බලපෑම් ඇති කරයි. එහි ප්රතිඵලය ලෙස මෙය වෙළඳපොළ ප්රවේශය, වෙළඳාම, ආහාර සැපයුම, ආහාර මිල ඉහළ යාම, ගොවි ආදායම අඩුවීම සහ සේවා නියුක්තිය යන විවිධ විශයන් කෙරෙහි දැඩි බලපෑම් ඇති කරයි. මෙම දේශගුණික විපර්යාස මගින් දරිද්රතාවයට ද මඟ සැලසෙන අතර එමඟින් ආහාර අනාරක්ෂිතතාවය සහ මන්දපෝෂණය ඉහළ යාමද සිදුවේ. සංසන්දනාත්මක කාල පරිච්ජේදයන් තුළ මානව ක්රියාකාරිත්වයට ඍජුව හෝ වක්රව ආරෝපණය කෙරෙන ගෝලීය සංයුතීන් හි වෙනස් වීම හා විචල්යතාවයන් එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සම්මුතිය මගින් දේශගිණික විපර්යාස ලෙස නිර්වචනය කර ඇත.

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Shifting towards Sustainable Fisheries: Challenges and Opportunities

Oceans and coastal ecosystems are key contributors to human lives, livelihoods, and economic development. Fisheries are an important component of the global economy, and nearly 3.2 billion people rely on fisheries for almost 20 percent of their protein intake. The sector plays a crucial role in securing food, nutrition, employment, and income for millions of people, especially in developing countries. In addition, fisheries are a crucial part of the cultural and traditional heritage of many countries.

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Building Resilience of Women in Agriculture 

The rural economy of developing countries such as Sri Lanka largely rely on agriculture and agriculture supply chain activities. The sector is known to be significantly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Women in agriculture are often seen disproportionately affected by climate and weather induced disasters and experience climate change differently to men. Women may face gender specific obstacles in terms of physical, financial, cultural or policy limitations that may prevent them from accessing proper education, land, resources or market. Such limitations may also result in women not being able to quickly recover from and adapt to climate-induced loss and damage compared to men in the sector. Building resilience of women in agriculture to face climate challenges has a great potential to contribute largely to the growth of the sector.

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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.

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From Emissions to Resilience: Climate Change, Food Systems, and the Livestock Sector

Human food choices and food systems are inextricably linked with climate change. From crop cultivation to fisheries and from forestry to lab-grown meat, there are strong bonds between food production, sustainable development, adaptation, and mitigation. Food systems have economic, social, and environmental components that encompass production methods, input supplies, land and water use, energy, processing, pollution, waste management, labor conditions, financing, marketing, distribution, governance, and many more. Right now, livestock is one of the largest and most complex food systems in the world, and it is connected to climate change in three major ways.

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SLYCAN Trust has been working on the ground with rural farmers in Sri Lanka to understand climate vulnerabilities in the food production cycle and along the agricultural supply and value chain. Based on our interviews with farmers in several DS divisions in the Anuradhapura and Trincomalee Districts, we have compiled a series of videos that capture some of their experiences and struggles in the face of the changing climate.

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Building Resilience of Women in Agriculture 

The rural economy of developing countries such as Sri Lanka largely rely on agriculture and agriculture supply chain activities. The sector is known to be significantly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Women in agriculture are often seen disproportionately affected by climate and weather induced disasters and experience climate change differently to men. Women may face gender specific obstacles in terms of physical, financial, cultural or policy limitations that may prevent them from accessing proper education, land, resources or market. Such limitations may also result in women not being able to quickly recover from and adapt to climate-induced loss and damage compared to men in the sector. Building resilience of women in agriculture to face climate challenges has a great potential to contribute largely to the growth of the sector.

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