The Australian High Commission is proud to have supported the growth of regenerative agriculture in Sri Lanka through the Direct Aid Program.
On 28 January, Second Secretary Nick Burnett and Research Officer Namal Perera visited a project run by the Neo Synthesis Research Centre in Pallama in the Puttlam district, which teaches local farmers about regenerative agricultural techniques and climate resilience.
By introducing diverse species for cultivation and teaching farmers how to make their own compost and natural based pesticides and fungicides, the project has helped farmers to become food secure, reduce the costs and time of production and improve the quality and health of their crops. More than 100 farmers are expected to benefit from the program.
The project was supported by the High Commission’s Direct Aid Program, which provides flexible small grants to community-based projects to reduce poverty, address humanitarian hardship and achieve sustainable development.