Project Profile

From urban waste to sustainable value chains: Linking sanitation and agriculture through innovative partnerships

Duration : May 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021

This project seeks to answer the question: What are the enablers and barriers for public and private institutions in Sri Lanka to advance the implementation of sustainable and innovating value chains to improve sanitation, health and food security? It will establish the knowledge, linkages and policy foundations for enabling local entrepreneurs and policy makers to implement innovating value chains that determine how urban waste and sanitation systems can be transformed to deliver smallholder farmers with agriculture inputs.

Location(s): Sri Lanka
Project Contact: Jayathilake, Nilanthi
Donor(s): Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI