Climate change impacts threaten agriculture and food security in Sri Lanka. With impacts of floods and droughts experienced the last decade, many agriculture communities are highly vulnerable and unable to carry out their livelihoods.
SLYCAN Trust’s project on economic diversification as an adaptation practice, focuses on crop diversification as a solution to address climate impacts on the agriculture sector in the Trincomalee district.
The project focused on capacity building of farmer communities, especially on women farmers and youth, to adapt to climate change impacts by introducing crop-diversification, supporting organic agriculture practices, as well as capacity building for implementing structured home gardening which would increase the income of farmer families impacted by climate change.
SLYCAN Trust is a non-profit think tank. It has been a registered legal entity in the form of a trust since 2016, and a guarantee limited company since 2019. The entities focus on the thematic areas of climate change, adaptation and resilience, sustainable development, environmental conservation and restoration, social justice, and animal welfare. SLYCAN Trust’s activities include legal and policy research, education and awareness creation, capacity building and training, and implementation of ground level action. SLYCAN Trust aims to facilitate and contribute to multi-stakeholder driven, inclusive and participatory actions for a sustainable and resilient future for all.