Submitted by: Soba Sri Environmental Forum
Implemented country: Sri Lanka
Title: Eco-Friendly Sustainable Living through Traditional Knowledge in Sri Lanka
SOSEF is a Sri Lanka environmental organization aiming at sustainable development, especially in farming, through a revival of traditional knowledge and passing this knowledge on to the young generation through awareness building. First important areas of knowledge are defined, collected and published on a website, via DVD, etc. Chemical fertilizers should be replaced by organic ones (Diyara Phora, a chemical-free liquid manure) to obtain better and healthier crops, and a traditional rice conservation method is applied. As young people suffer from diseases through polluted food, water and air, traditional medication (herbal treatment) is promoted to avoid negative side effects.