This factsheet is largely based on
Thiel, F., Phillips, I. and N. Drechsel. 2019. Rapid Scan: Colombo City Region Food Systems and their vulnerability towards climate change related shocks. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 48 pp. It can be accessed here.
It provides information on the general knowledge collected by the city region food system (CRFS) project in its phase 2 regarding the assessment of risks for the CRFS of Colombo and results are based on a literature review as well as data collected by the International Water Management Institute, as the main implementation partner in the country.
FAO. 2021. Assessing risk in times of climate change and COVID-19: City region food system of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rome.
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