Name of the Project: Improved Inclusive Farming Practices (IIFP)
Funded by: ADRA International
Duration: 12 months
Budget: USD 110,000
Donors: Oxfam & Private grants
Locations: Navakiri, Vahaneri & Kaddumuriva
Description: The goal of this project was to contribute towards building up more prosperous, safer and connected Paddy farming communities in Sri Lanka. Through this project we were able to introduce Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Systems based water management methods, to actively engage women in farming and the decision-making process. Furthermore, through this project three ICT based Automated Water Management Systems (AWMS) were installed in three reservoirs and effective coordination and communication mechanisms were put in place between the community and the Irrigation Department (Display panels and Mobile SMS).