Food Security

Fertilizer issue grabs attention by Caritas Sri Lanka

The Government’s new policy decision to go for organic farming with a rigid ‘no’ to chemical fertilizer and other agrochemicals has moved to a new controversial debate in the country. In such a situation, under the guidance  of Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, National Director, CSL the National Food Security Division, CSL conducted a National level Webinar on

The Caritas Food Security Program – one of the great impacts on Sri Lankan farming households during the lockdown

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is implementing this program by aiming to safeguard food security for subsistence farmer households in urban & rural poor and marginalized communities inclusive of war widows, women, youth, school children, pre-school children and their mothers by switching over to sustainable agricultural practices and to protect them from malnourishment by 2022. The program

Food Security Program built its Capacity by training staff of Food Security program and Lead farmers on key advocacy and Lobbying skills.

A  capacity building training was  organized under the program of “Addressing causes for poverty and ensuring food security for farming communities” implemented by Sustainable Agriculture Unit, Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC, in order to address one of the key objectives- ‘Communities are mobilized and the civil society organizations are agents of change’.  The main focus of this

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME- in the light of ‘Laudato Si’

Tree Planting Ceremony at St. Joseph Vaz Shrineat Mahagalgamuwa  “Planting trees to combat global warming; Planting trees to save the environment.”  The surrounding area of the National Shrine of St. Joseph Vaz was alive with the smiling faces of the youth from the area carrying banners and placards on the benefits of planting trees in a procession

Emergence of the food security program amidst COVID -19 challenge to defeat Hunger

“No one should die of Hunger-End Hunger by 2025”- Pope Francis Caritas Sri Lanka –SEDEC is implementing the program “Addressing causes for poverty and ensuring food security for farming communities” by aiming to switch over to sustainable agricultural practices through development of Home gardens with the support of Caritas Norway/NORAD. This program is implemented in

Nature’s Bountiful Gift – Caritas Training on Bee Keeping

Bees may be small creatures, but the role that they play in the environment is a very important one. The tiny hairs found on the bodies of these insects allow them to carry pollen from one flowering plant to another, and this process – called pollination –is how seed –bearing fruits, vegetables, grains and other

NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS CARITAS’ FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM IN THE KANDY DIOCESE

On the invitation of Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, National Director, H.E. Trine JØranli Eskedal, Ambassador of Norway visited the Food Security program field location in Galaha, Kandy on 17 October 2019 accompanied by Malraji Wanniarachchi, Seniour Advisor, Development and Thilini Kahandawaarachchi, Political Advisor, from the Royal Norwegian Embassy. As a result of the strong partnership

World Food Day 2019

Caritas Sri Lanka network commemorated the World Food Day 2019 on 16th October 2019 at Caritas Sri Lanka –SEDEC. This year WFD is being observed under the theme “Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A# Zero Hunger World.” The opening ceremony commenced with the Holy Eucharistic celebrated by Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera, Diocesan