Livelihood projects – inputs for beneficiaries engaged in fishing and agriculture
Following their visit to Nilaveli for the inauguration of the science laboratory, CEO and the HOIP participated in the distribution of livelihood inputs to beneficiaries in the areas of Valaiyoothu and Irakkakkandy in Trincomalee.
The distribution event was organized to handover tools and other related inputs to beneficiaries of the livelihood project under ‘Improving the Livelihoods of Poor and Marginalized Families in the Kuchchaweli Division, Trincomalee – 2021’. Selected families engaged in agriculture from the Valiyoothu region received inputs such as irrigation system apparatus to assist them in enhancing their farming practices and increase their yield during harvest and sustain and increase their income.
Their next stop was the village of Irrakkakkandy where fishing is the primary livelihood. The fishing community beneficiaries who engage in lagoon and deep-sea fishing received fishing tools and equipment to practice safe and productive fishing. The CEO and HOIP were also declared open the Seafood Value Addition Center at Irrankandy; which is part of the project with the objective of diversification and value added product to gain sustainable income through their livelihood initiatives.