The Land Administration and Protection of Property (LAPP) project addressed the lack of clarity regarding land rights, absence of land documentation and capacity constraints in land administration at the provincial and divisional levels in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
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The programme aims to improve the livelihoods of 8,700 marginalized smallholder tea producers households of Hadabima and Mahaweli resettlements in the intermediate zone of Moneragala willing to take up rubber. It intends to improve the productivity of the old tea plantation lands and new rubber-based cultivations by improving access rights to the land under out-grower schemes, and by supporting diversification and development of out-grower systems for tea and rubber.
The programme intended to improve the incomes and the living conditions of poor women and poor men among 80,000 households in the dry provinces Ha Tinh and Quang Binh by giving support to rain-fed upland agricultural and livestock development through farmer field schools; small-scale irrigation rehabilitation; marketing and enterprise development; microfinance and income-generating activities; community infrastructure development and programme management.
The project aims to increase resilience and strengthen the natural resource and economic asset base for poor rural women and men by helping smallholder tea producers increase their yields through replantation and therefore providing a source of income through new rubber plantations. The programme works with 35,000 existing tea smallholders and 15, 000 poor households involved in rubber production and processing.