Smallholder Agribusiness and Resilience Project


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Smallholder Agribusiness and Resilience Project

The project aims to address the impacts of climate change on about 40,000 smallholder families, building their resilience and promoting agriculture commercialisation. The project will mobilise climate-sensitive investments and work with smallholder producers to build and expand agricultural activities that are climate resilient and part of inclusive value chains. It will operate in six districts in the country’s dry zone, namely Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, Matale, Mannar, Puttalam and Kurenagala districts.

Potential commodities include goats, dairy, chilli, and fruits and vegetables, as well as more specialised crops like aloe vera and moringa – a wide range to mitigate the risks of climate change.

Producer organisations and watershed associations will learn to manage climate risks. Women, youth, group organizations and social enterprises will also benefit from support in managing enterprises in a financially profitable and sustainable way.

Status: Ongoing
Sri Lanka
Approval Date
11 December 2019
2019 - 2027
Total Project Cost
US$ 82.06 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 42.76 million
Co-financiers (International)
World Food Programme US$ 2.6 million
United Nations Development Program US$ 8.8 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 12.7 million
Beneficiaries US$ 13.2 million
Private sector local US$ 1.7 million
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Project Contact
Sherina Tabassum

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