Farms Ready for Disasters

Threat: sea level rise, heavy rainfall and wind, storm surges and flooding 

Vulnerability: Food security, impact on livelihoods and economy 

Suggested interventions: 

  • Design a drainage system to flush out storm water 
  • Diversify crops through crop trials (see which crops are better resistant to such threats with help of existing knowledge and expertise)
  • Identifying salt tolerant, disease resistant and quick maturing crops. 
  • Using raised beds to protect against salt water intrusion 
  • Using organic manure instead of chemicals (link to waste management work) 
  • Build nurseries and sample farms
  • Training and capacity building
  • Cold storage 
  • Linking with resorts and guest houses 

Pilot Islands: Isdhoo, Gan, Kunahandhoo