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MTCP2 has reached 15 national farmer organizations, or around 140,000 individual farmers in the country.

Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR)
Contact Person: Sunil ShanthaAddress: No. 12/83, Perera Mawatha, Kotuwegod | Phone/Fax: +94 112 886 747
Email: monlar@sltnet.lk | monlarlk@yahoo.com | Website: http://monlar.lk/; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monlar.lk

MONLAR emerged from the peasant’s movement opposing neoliberal reforms in the 70s and 80’s, and encompasses a network of farmer’s grassroots organizations. MONLAR gives voice to rural communities and endlessly campaigns for agricultural and land policies that protect them. The movement also helps improve the self-reliance of small scale communities through sustainable agriculture, teaching agroecological techniques and native seed conservation. MONLAR’s vision of an alternative sustainable development is based on the concrete experiences of the adverse effects of attempts made to promote a “free market” export oriented growth model. Its analysis and vision is related to the vision of sustainable development emerging globally in response to the present crisis in development. MONLAR believes that the historical and the present role of women in sustaining livelihoods and their capacity to develop such alternatives should be recognized and strengthened. The approach adopted by MONLAR is to build national awareness in collaboration with organizations working among all other sectors of society affected/victimized by the present model. Its effort is to bring about policy changes at macro/national level, while developing people’s own strength, awareness and capacity to protect their livelihoods, environment, food security, fighting against poverty and disparities. MONLAR sees the importance of building a vision and broad alliances among people within the country and internationally to pool their resources, knowledge, experiences and strength of organized action.

Ampara District Farmer’s Forum
Address: Dharussalam, Akkarapattu- 02, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Mr. M.M Abdel Quder | Mobile: +94772768980 | E-Mail: daftabdelqader@gmail.com
Coverage: Ampara District – Eastern province
Number of engaged FOs: 50
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Paddy, Sugar Cane

Batticloa District Farmer’s Forum
Address: Division -04, Sittandy, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Mr. I. kamalanathen | Mobile: +94774376960
Coverage: Baticloa District – Eastern province
Number of engaged FOs: 42
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Paddy, Fishery

Trincomalee District Farmer’s Forum
Address: Jaya Road, Mutur-04, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Mr. N.M. Najimudeen | Mobile: +94772058305
Coverage: Trincomalee District- Eastern province
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Paddy, Sugar Cane

Anuradhapura District Farmer’s Forum
Address: Ulukkulama, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Ms. Renuka Manel kumara | Mobile: +94726016991; +94718588129
Coverage: Anuradhapura District – North Central Province
Number of engaged FOs: 66
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Paddy, Crops, Fruits

Matale District Farmer’s Forum
Address: 210/1, Madawala, Ulpotha , Naula, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Ms. R. Indika Somasiri
Mobile: +94779261425 |E-mail: nrdfnaula@gmail.com
Coverage: Matale District – Central Province
Number of engaged FOs: 51
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Spices, Vegetable, Paddy, Tea

Kandy District Farmer’s Forum
Address: No: 46/11, Bahirawakanda, Aniwatta, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Miss. Manjula Samanthi Deniyage
Mobile: +94772346125 | E-mail: anju.ky.7@gmail.com
Coverage: Kandy District– Central Province
Number of engaged FOs: 44
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Tea, Vegetable, Spices

Nuwaraeliya District Farmer’s Forum
Address: Rathnawasa, Hanguranketa, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Mr. Ranjith Senaratna | Mobile: +94779691963
E- Mail: isurujeewithodayalk@gmail.com
Coverage: Nuwaraeliya District – Central Province
Number of engaged FOs: 41
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Tea, vegetable, Paddy, Spices

Badulla District Farmer’s Forum
Address: Wangiyakumbura, Boralanda, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Mr. W.M.P. Bandara | Mobile: +94722671676
Coverage: Badulla District – Uva Province
Number of engaged FOs: 51
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Strengthening and Networking
Main Products: Tea, Vegetable, Paddy, Fruits, Coconut

Monaragala District Farmer’s Forum
Address: Near hospital, Buddama, Siyambalanduwa, Sri Lanka
Contact Person: Mr. R.K.Y.T.M. Abewardana | Mobile: +94772903731
Coverage: Monaragala District – Uva Province
Number of engaged FOs: 31
Areas of Work: Advocacy, lobbing, policy process, Capacity building, Networking
Main Products: Paddy, Sugar Cane, Crops, Vegetable, Corn, Fruits, Coconut

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