Biodiversity conservation through the propagation of tuber varieties

 
     
     
 
Project title: Biodiversity conservation through the propagation of tuber varieties
     
Duration: June 2003 December 2005
     
Status:

Completed and sections extended

     
Funded by: UNDP GEF/SGP (SRL/03/22) - Extension of this project (SRL/08/03)
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Project Area: Aranayaka DS division, Kegalle district.
     
Objectives:
- Propagation of tuber varieties to 100 farmers.
- Conduct baseline survey.
- Awareness raising.
- Three model school gardens on tubers.
- Training 25 farmer families.
- Production of value added food items with tubers.
- Marketing, establishment of seed tuber bank
- Publish booklet on tubers and their use
- Networking with partner organizations for promotion of tuber varieties
     
Achievements/ Results:
- About 100 new families were joined.
- Several new value added food items were produced from flour made out of roots and tubers such as aluwa, murukku, rolls, bread, cake etc.
- A drier was produced by a farmer technician who received trainings from the IDEA to dehydrate roots and tubers in order to make flour.
- Established a seed tuber bank at land situated at Nikapitiya.
- Publication to be issued.
     
Project photos:
   
  Roots and tubers for sale  
     
   
  The drier used to dehydrate roots and tubers to make flour  
     
   
  Preparing roots and tubers to dehydrate  
     
   
  Stacking the trays to the drier  
     
   
  Dehydrated roots and tubers  
     
   
  Ala aluwa - a value added product made from flour of roots and tubers  
     
   
  Ala murukku - a value added product  
     
   
  Cake made from flour from roots and tubers  
     
   
  Bread made from flour from roots and tubers  
     
   
     
  A collection of value added products made out of flour of  roots and tubers  
     
 
     
 

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