Social Enterprise Stories – Himalee Dairy, Maradankadawala, Sri Lanka

Himalee Dairy Products (Pvt) Limited is a social enterprise located at Maradankadawala, Anuradhapura district was founded by Mr. Chandrasekera produces buffalo curd (traditional yoghurt) and a range of milk products. As a social enterprise Himalee diary is very much concerned about the well-being of local farmers where a majority of them are low income earners.…

Climate Change And Global Warming Part In Coconut Farms (Sri Lanka)

Target Agriculture  produces over 200 high quality organic  products from more than 60 different fruits. At the International climate camp in Sri Lanka from the 17th till 31st of July young people from Germany and Sri Lanka had he chance to meet different activists. Farmers in South-East Sri Lanka already are with increasing frequency  experiencing  the impacts of…

IPS Study: Demand For Climate Insurance For Dry Zone Farmers In Sri Lanka

The ‘Demand for Climate Insurance for Dry Zone Farmers in Sri Lanka’ is a study conducted by IPS (Institute of Policy Studies) research economist Kanchana Wickramasinghe with an aim to assess the possible role of climate insurance in facing the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the relevant policy implications. The study is technically and…

Sri Lankan Tea Farmers Fight Deforestation And Climate Change

The Rainforest Alliance’s latest video showcases efforts to train Sri Lankan smallholder tea farmers in innovative weed-control methods, which is an important aspect of sustainable agriculture. Over the past 150 years, Sri Lanka’s tea growers have set high standards with its world-renowned Ceylon Tea. Despite the forests surrounding the estates being crucial in giving the tea…

Climate Change Brings An Uncertain Future To One Of The World’s Finest Teas

Average temperatures in Sri Lanka have risen nearly 1 degree Celsius during the last century and are expected to keep rising. Higher temperatures are a curse for tea growers who work from the coastline to 4,000 feet above sea-level, as those places will soon become too hot to grow the finest tea.  The highlands will gradually lose…

Lessons On Conservation From ‘The Land Of Eternal Mangroves’

Sri Lanks’s coastline communities make determined efforts to implement mangrove forest protection measures and strengthen their fragile ecosystems. They are working on mangrove forest protection measures that have been praised as the first of their kind in the world.  Communities all along the coastline of this island nation in the Indian Ocean, are making sustained   efforts to…

Unabated Climate Change Would Reverse the Hard-Earned Development Gains in Asia — New Report

Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Under a business-as-usual scenario, a…