11 June 2015
WFP Sri Lanka invests in disaster preparedness and mitigation through a climate change adaption initiative jointly implemented with the Ministry of Environment from 2014-2016 for a total fund of US$ 8 Million
Through this initiative, WFP supports vulnerable people and communities, national Governments, regional institutions and global partners in their efforts to foster climate change adaptation and mitigation by contributing knowledge, capacities, programmes, and initiatives with a specific focus on fighting climate related hunger and malnutrition.
Through this project, WFP and the Government are strengthening the community resilience to possible climatic shocks.
5 November 2014
Livelihoods in Sri Lanka are highly diverse. In part, this is due to the differences in topography, agro-climatic conditions and socio-economic features, as well as to the rapid development seen in recent years; in 2010, Sri Lanka was re-classified as a middle-income country. Nonetheless, over 80 per cent of the population is still considered as rural and household livelihood activities are closely inter-twined with agricultural industries, whether as producers, processors, retailers, or elsewhere in the market chain. This then provides a justification for focusing on livelihood mapping in rural areas to better understand broadly similar spatial patterns of livelihood and vulnerability.
16 November 2012
WFP is a frontline actor in the fight against hunger, and is working with governments across Asia to support country-led solutions to the impact of climate change and climate-related hunger.
- 2 September 2014 'Zero Hunger: A World Without Hunger' By Child Artists
- 19 October 2012 Sri Lanka Drought: Difficult Times In The North And The East
- 10 April 2012 Sri Lanka: First Cash Voucher Programme
- 12 December 2011 Sri Lanka: High Food Prices - A View From Batticaloa Market