Food Security

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

Visit of Ms. Martha Rubiano Secretary General of Caritas Norway.

Ms. Martha Rubiano, Secretary-General of Caritas Norway visited places of Easter Sunday terror attack including  St. Anthony’s Shrine at Kochikade in Colombo and St.Sebestian’s  Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo on Friday 16th August 2019 and met victims of the Easter Sunday attack.  Rev. Fr. Jude Raj Fernando the administrator of St. Anthony’s Shrine and Rev. Fr.

Biannual Review meeting of Food security program

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC carried out a Biannual Review meeting of Food Security program on 18th and 19th of July 2019 at the SEDEC Auditorium. “Addressing Causes for Poverty and Ensuring Food Security for Farming Communities”  is a Caritas Norway / NORAD funded agricultural supportive program which is being implemented through our Diocesan network,