BFN Project - Sri Lanka component

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The presentation describes the baseline situation, project activities, partners, as well as country management and implementation plans

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<ul><li>1.Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation&amp; sustainable use forimproved human nutrition and wellbeing Sri Lanka Component First International Steering Committee Meeting, 25th April 2012 Rio, BrazilAnura WijesekaraNational Project Coordinator (PPG)</li></ul> <p>2. The project plans over the 3 technical components includingsome key activitiesWhere the project is going to work, which kinds of sites/ecosystems,The key collaborating partners identified nationallyThe project implementation and management plans at the nationallevel to facilitate implementationThe key next steps for the project (next 6 months) 3. Source: Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, MRI, Sri Lanka 4. Nutritional StatusSource: Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, MRI, Sri Lanka 5. Traditional Rice Varieties 6. Root and Tuber Crops 7. Vegetables 8. Leafy Vegetables 9. Fruits 10. Wild Harvested Plants 11. Underutilized Crops 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. 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. 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 &amp; 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. 3 Selected ecosystems 1. Gampola1 2. Udakumbura 3. Sinharaja23 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. A typical tank cascade 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. 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. Main Stakeholders Agriculture SectorDepartment of Agriculture (Implementing Agency)Department of Export AgricultureMinistry of Rural Industries and Self EmploymentUniversity of PeradeniyaUniversity of RuhunaCommunity Development Center (NGO) AranayakeGreen Movement of Sri Lanka (NGO)Sevalanka Foundation (NGO) 21. Main Stakeholders Nutrition SectorDepartment of Health (Medical Research Institute&amp; Nutrition Coordination Division)Department of Indigenous MedicineWayamba University of Sri LankaNutritional Alliance of Sri Lanka (NGO organization)Ministry of EducationUniversity of PeradeniyaUniversity of Ruhuna 22. Main Stakeholders Environment SectorMinistry of environmentBiodiversity SecretariatForest DepartmentGreen Movement of Sri LankaCentral Environment AuthorityNational Botanic GardensUniversity of Sri JayewardenepuraTourist Board 23. Structure and linkages of project partner organizationsHORDI Horticultural Crops Research &amp; Development Institute FRU Food Research UnitCDC Community Development Center IFS Institute of Fundamental StudiesMRI Medical Research Institute BMARI Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurveda research institutePGRCPlant Generic Resource CenterMOE Ministry of Education 24. Work During Next 6 months1.Appoint Steering Committee, ProjectCoordinator, Sign LOA, Establish project officeand Start by September 20122.Conduct an inception Workshop &amp; establishworking mechanism among partners3.Conduct Biodiversity surveys at threeselected cites4.Conduct baseline study of nutritional statusof farm families in pilot sites 25. Challenges and OpportunitiesOpportunitiesGovernment home garden promotion programHealth concerns of urban populationPopularity of traditional food related Self employmentIncreasing Tourist attractionChallengesChanging attitudes towards food &amp; nutritionMedical sector collaboration with Agriculture &amp; EnvironmentAnalysis of nutritional composition of foodPublic awareness 26. Thanks for your attention </p>