SLM Approaches - Sri Lanka

1 Short description of the Approach

Women in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka practice sustainable land management through vanilla cultivation and earn extra income for their families.

2. Detailed description of the Approach

The average land size of home gardens in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is about 0.25 ac – 0.5 acre. Fruits and spice trees randomly exist in these land plots. The topsoil is always disturbed due to daily human activities. Apart from run-off water from upper lands, rooftop rainwater flows in all directions causing heavy soil erosion in the home gardens.