Community Adaptation to Salinity and Cyclones in the Southwest Coastal Region

DATE OF ENTRY

17 October 2011

PROJECT STATUS

Ongoing

LATITUDE / LONGTITUDE

23.685 / 90.3563

Implementing Organisation

Caritas 

In this project, led by SouthSouthNorth and Caritas, different types of capacity-building activities including learning-by-doing type activities are implemented to enhance adaptive capacity of the targeted communities. Capacity building will target the areas of agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, alternative livelihoods development and small entrepreneurship, access to safe water, and disaster risk reduction. Activities include: (a) diversification of agriculture (Promotion of salt tolerant rice varieties and other crops); (b) homestead-based forestry, horticulture and vegetable cultivation; (c) promotion of integrated rice, shrimp and fish culture; (d) pro-poor brackish water aquaculture; (e) identifcation of livelihood options and activities for women and marginal groups; (f) small entrepreneurship development based on local resources such as bee-keeping; (g) rainwater harvest and sweet water conservation for drinking and domestic; (h) sweet water conservation and efficient use for irrigation to agriculture; (i) preparedness for disaster risk (cyclone, tidal surge and sea level rise) reduction to save lives, properties and household assets; and (j) promotion of coastal afforestation for protection river bank erosion, prevent cyclone damages, etc,

Implementing Organisation: 

Caritas 

Contact Details

Project Type: 
Non-Governmental