‘Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation          & sustainable use forimproved human nutrition and wellbeing’            ...
•The project plans over the 3 technical components includingsome key activities•Where the project is going to work, which ...
Source: Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, MRI, Sri Lanka
Nutritional Status            Source: Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, MRI, Sri Lanka
Traditional Rice Varieties
Root and Tuber Crops
Vegetables
Leafy Vegetables
Fruits
Wild Harvested Plants
Underutilized Crops
Component 1: Nutritional Benefits from AgricultureBiodiversity-Knowledge Base1. Identify and Document important local agro...
Component 2: Policy and regulatory framework1. Establish a national biodiversity Agriculture   Development and Health coor...
Component 3: Increase awareness and out scaling1. Intervene with existing government home garden popularizing   program to...
3 Selected ecosystems             1. Gampola1             2. Udakumbura             3. Sinharaja        2    3
Pilot sites1. Gampola Village in Kurunegala District   •   Low country Dry Zone   •   Rice based cultivation under village...
A typical tank cascade
Pilot sites1. Udakumbura Village in KandyDistrict   •   Mid country wet Zone   •   Rice based cultivation near Knuckles fo...
Pilot sites1. Ambatenna Village in Ratnapura District   •   Low country wet Zone   •   Tea based economy   •   Rice, Veget...
Main Stakeholders – Agriculture Sector•Department of Agriculture (Implementing Agency)•Department of Export Agriculture•Mi...
Main Stakeholders – Nutrition Sector•Department of Health (Medical Research Institute& Nutrition Coordination Division)•De...
Main Stakeholders – Environment Sector•Ministry of environment•Biodiversity Secretariat•Forest Department•Green Movement o...
Structure and linkages of project partner organizationsHORDI   Horticultural Crops Research & Development Institute   FRU ...
Work During Next 6 months1.Appoint Steering Committee, Project  Coordinator, Sign LOA, Establish project office  and Start...
Challenges and OpportunitiesOpportunities•Government home garden promotion program•Health concerns of urban population•Pop...
Thanks for your attention
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
BFN Project - Sri Lanka component
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BFN Project - Sri Lanka component

  1. 1. ‘Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation & sustainable use forimproved human nutrition and wellbeing’ Sri Lanka Component First International Steering Committee Meeting, 25th April 2012 Rio, Brazil Anura Wijesekara National Project Coordinator (PPG)
  2. 2. •The project plans over the 3 technical components includingsome key activities•Where the project is going to work, which kinds of sites/ecosystems,•The key collaborating partners identified nationally•The project implementation and management plans at the nationallevel to facilitate implementation•The key next steps for the project (next 6 months)
  3. 3. Source: Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, MRI, Sri Lanka
  4. 4. Nutritional Status Source: Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, MRI, Sri Lanka
  5. 5. Traditional Rice Varieties
  6. 6. Root and Tuber Crops
  7. 7. Vegetables
  8. 8. Leafy Vegetables
  9. 9. Fruits
  10. 10. Wild Harvested Plants
  11. 11. Underutilized Crops
  12. 12. Component 1: Nutritional Benefits from AgricultureBiodiversity-Knowledge Base1. Identify and Document important local agro-biodiversity in selected agro-ecosystems2. Determine and educate the society on potential nutritional contribution from local agro-biodiversity3. Document traditionally used food recipes for local agro- biodiversity and develop new recipes4. Establish a national portal to disseminate information on local agro-biodiversity / their nutritional value / conservation status with links to FAO-INFOODS5. Generate data for nutritional indicators for biodiversity6. Study and document threat to local biodiversity in three selected ecosystems
  13. 13. Component 2: Policy and regulatory framework1. Establish a national biodiversity Agriculture Development and Health coordinating Committee under the ministry of Environment with a link to national food security committee (cabinet approved)2. Review national policies on agriculture and nutrition and prepare policy briefing for policy revision3. Introduce new local agro-biodiversity market chain through provincial agriculture departments and ‘divineguma’ program of the ministry of economic development
  14. 14. Component 3: Increase awareness and out scaling1. Intervene with existing government home garden popularizing program to in-cooperate use of local agro-biodiversity, external input saving and family nutritional status encasement2. Use Women Agriculture Extension program of the department of agriculture to establish and evaluate low input, nutritional home gardens /introduction & popularization of recipies3. Use NGO partners for planting material production, popularization of local agro-biodiversity conservation and utilization programs, market chain development and CBO establishment4. Introduction of local agro-biodiversity for mid day meal program of the department of education in selected areas5. Introduction of local agro-biodiversity preparations into tourist industry6. Educate farmers in pilot site on ecosystem approach for agro- biodiversity conservation7. Conduct diversity fairs
  15. 15. 3 Selected ecosystems 1. Gampola1 2. Udakumbura 3. Sinharaja 2 3
  16. 16. Pilot sites1. Gampola Village in Kurunegala District • Low country Dry Zone • Rice based cultivation under village tank system • Rice, Vegetables, freshwater fish • About 120 families • Primary School with mid day meal • Forest Department home garden improvement program
  17. 17. A typical tank cascade
  18. 18. Pilot sites1. Udakumbura Village in KandyDistrict • Mid country wet Zone • Rice based cultivation near Knuckles forest range • Rice, Vegetables, fruits, palm tapping • Kandiyan forest gardens • About 90 families • Primary School with mid day meal • DOA home garden improvement program
  19. 19. Pilot sites1. Ambatenna Village in Ratnapura District • Low country wet Zone • Tea based economy • Rice, Vegetables, fruits, root crops, palm tapping • About 100 families • Primary School with mid day meal • Forest Department CBO
  20. 20. Main Stakeholders – Agriculture Sector•Department of Agriculture (Implementing Agency)•Department of Export Agriculture•Ministry of Rural Industries and Self Employment•University of Peradeniya•University of Ruhuna•Community Development Center (NGO) Aranayake•Green Movement of Sri Lanka (NGO)•Sevalanka Foundation (NGO)
  21. 21. Main Stakeholders – Nutrition Sector•Department of Health (Medical Research Institute& Nutrition Coordination Division)•Department of Indigenous Medicine•Wayamba University of Sri Lanka•Nutritional Alliance of Sri Lanka (NGO organization)•Ministry of Education•University of Peradeniya•University of Ruhuna
  22. 22. Main Stakeholders – Environment Sector•Ministry of environment•Biodiversity Secretariat•Forest Department•Green Movement of Sri Lanka•Central Environment Authority•National Botanic Gardens•University of Sri Jayewardenepura•Tourist Board
  23. 23. Structure and linkages of project partner organizationsHORDI Horticultural Crops Research & Development Institute FRU Food Research UnitCDC Community Development Center IFS Institute of Fundamental StudiesMRI Medical Research Institute BMARI Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurveda research institutePGRC Plant Generic Resource Center MOE Ministry of Education
  24. 24. Work During Next 6 months1.Appoint Steering Committee, Project Coordinator, Sign LOA, Establish project office and Start by September 20122.Conduct an inception Workshop & establish working mechanism among partners3.Conduct Biodiversity surveys at three selected cites4.Conduct baseline study of nutritional status of farm families in pilot sites
  25. 25. Challenges and OpportunitiesOpportunities•Government home garden promotion program•Health concerns of urban population•Popularity of traditional food related Self employment•Increasing Tourist attractionChallenges•Changing attitudes towards food & nutrition•Medical sector collaboration with Agriculture & Environment•Analysis of nutritional composition of food•Public awareness
  26. 26. Thanks for your attention

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