WACREP 2017

Officer Training in CCA for Irrigation sector

A  CCA programme for Officers of the Irrigation Department working in the Central Province was held on 6th June 2017 at the Education Traiing Centre Gurudeniya Kandy. 48 Officers of the Irrigation Department consisting of Engineers, Technical officers and Development Officers serving in Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya Districts participated. This is part of a continuing programme for officers and farmer representatives in the Irrigation sector held in collaboration with the Irrigation Department.Resource Persons included Director Training and Research of Meteorology Department and Director Natural Resources management Centre of the Agriculture Department. Two presentations one by the Asst Director Agriculture Extension Peradeniya on New Technology options and Director irrigation and Dep Project Director CRIP on Impacts of CC on Irrigation were also made.


CCA Programme for staff in non- irrigated sector

A programme  on CCA and Technology options to cope with climate change was held at the Audio Visual Centre of the Department Of Agriculture Gannoruwa on 15th June 2017 for Regional Managers of the Coconut Development Board  This is the second such programme held for staff in the non- irrigated agriculture( plantation) sector the first being for Dept of Export Agriculture held in 2016 .New Research findings to cope with CC were explained by Addl Director Research of the Coconut Research Institute Lunuwila while the Director NRMC Dept Of Agriculture  made presentation on technological/ land use  options to cope with CC. Director Dept Of Meteorology explained the climate change issues that were impacting on agriculture and livelihoods while the AGM training of the CCB explained the institutional and technical improvements that are to undertaken to cope with the changes in climate . 48 Regional Managers and senior staff participated in this programme including several officers from the North and East.


WACREP- Programme for Farmer Leaders and Agency Staff of Medium Schemes (Deduru Oya) on Improved Institutional and Programme Management to Cope  with Climate Change.

A special programme for the developed area under the new Deduru Oya reservoir was organized by SLWP in collaboration with the Irrigation Department Climate Resilience Improvement Project( CRIP), Director of Irrigation Kurunegala and Department of Agriculture. The programme for FO leaders of Deduru oya and line agency staff was also supported by Capnet Lanka. The programme was held at the Wariyapola Irrigation Engineers office conference room on 30th March. Resource persons were from FCRDI Mahaillupallama, Provincial Agriculture Dept.  NWP and Director of Irrigation Kurunegala. ID Head office was represented by an engineer from CRIP Colombo.62 participants (14 women)  including 14 staff   from local line agencies such as ID,DAD and AD participated. Dr S Pathmarajah  from the University of Peradeniya who is also  the CapNet Coordinator in Sri Lanka also participated in this workshop.