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Kalmunai is on East coast of Sri Lanka, which was badly affected by Tsunami. Here NSRC established demonstration models in Ecological Farming to initiate alternative livelihoods and enhance the skills ...

Kalmunai is on East coast of Sri Lanka, which was badly affected by Tsunami. Here NSRC established demonstration models in Ecological Farming to initiate alternative livelihoods and enhance the skills of local communities.

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  • 1. Establishment of demonstration models in ecological farming in Kalmunai
  • 2. Selection of beneficiaries
    • The selection of beneficiaries was undertaken by inviting all those identified as farmers from the initial survey undertaken during the Relief Program.
    • These persons were invited to discuss the pros and cons of organic agriculture.
    • After the meeting, those farmers who showed an interest in organic agriculture were invited to join the Programme.
  • 3. Beneficiaries chosen After the selection of the beneficiaries, an assessment of their current status in economic, ecological and social terms was made by conducting a survey.
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  • 7. Participatory Landscape Design
    • After the survey, a physical assessment of the land was depicted in the form of a ‘baseline’ map. All the dominant physical characteristics and vegetation were marked on the map.
    • This map would be the matrix on which the landscape design of the farmer’s garden was created.
    • The mapping was carried on with the participation of the farmer.
  • 8. Base Map of garden of K. Pakyaraja Address: Central Road, Periyaneelaveni 2
  • 9. Landscape Design of K. Pakyaraja’s garden
  • 10. The next steps……
    • The Project was initiated in February, 2006 and by April the landscape design of each farmer garden had been completed.
    • The preliminary activity focused on the cultivation of annual crops since it was the start of the dry season.
    • The cultivation aimed to use only organic methods.
    • Staff were then fortunate to receive training in ecological agriculture from Dr. Richard Thornton Smith
  • 11. An attentive audience seen at the training workshop in ecological agriculture The art of making a raised bed with a rich organic soil
  • 12. Cultivation of annual crops Raised vegetable beds Tomato, Brinjal and Gotukola Water Melon
  • 13. Soil and Water Conservation
  • 14. Cultivation of perennial crops
  • 15. Map drawn after completion of planting
  • 16. Drawing up of a Management Plan
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  • 18. Internal Monitoring
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  • 20. Economic Benefits thus far
  • 21. Coastal Forest Planting in Periyaneelavenai
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