Sri Lanka Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (SRICAT) is the national information-sharing platform on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) of Sri Lanka.
SRICAT is for what?
SRICAT promotes the documentation, sharing and use of knowledge to support adaptation, networking, social learning, visibility of success stories in SLM and facilitates evidence-based decision-making support through land degradation assessment. SRICAT attempts to compile, document, evaluate, share, disseminate, and apply SLM knowledge. Recognizing the vital importance of SLM and the pressing need for corresponding knowledge management. Further, SRICAT fulfills the target of the National Action Programme (NAP) - 2015 – 2024 combating Land Degradation in Sri Lanka to establish a knowledge management system and Land Resource Information System on SLM.
This common platform owns and operates by agencies that are responsible for sustainable land management in Sri Lanka, coordinated by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment which is the focal point for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Natural Resources Management Centre (NRMC) of the Department of Agriculture supports technical and maintenance aspects of this important activity.SRICAT was initiated under the project on “Rehabilitation of degraded agricultural lands in Kandy, Badulla and Nuwara Eliya Districts in the Central Highlands (RDAL)” implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in 2016 - 2020.
SRICAT also shares global knowledge and experience in SLM in local languages to the relevant officials and farmers and disseminate local knowledge and experience on SLM. Globally, SRICAT is linked to the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) and collaborates with other regional countries.
- Meteorological Department
- Department of Agrarian Development
- Department of Agriculture
- Survey Department
- Department of Export Agriculture
- Department of Forest Conservation
- Department of Irrigation
- Department of Land Commissioner General's
- Department of Wildlife Conservation
- Department of Land Use Policy Planning
- Natural Resources Management Centre
- Divisional Secretary
- Land Reforms Commission
- Disaster Management Centre
- Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment