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.
Since 2016 SLYCAN is a registered legal entity in the form of a Trust, and work under the title of SLYCAN Trust, expanding the issues of focus, and widening the scope of focus from youth centric to a multi-stakeholder driven, and social justice driven process. SLYCAN Trust envisions wider engagement and a wider range of activities on the themes of sustainable development, climate change, gender and animal welfare, and social justice to ensure that we strive for a better future for all.