It seems that in 2007, a program was initiated with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the guidance of the Department of Agriculture. SWOAD provided training related to home gardening and distributed seeds to 500 families. The primary goal of this initiative was to increase the income of farming families in Thirukovil and Pothuvil areas, which had been affected by the tsunami.
The training likely focused on equipping families with the knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain home gardens, fostering sustainable practices that could contribute to both food security and income generation. The involvement of FAO and collaboration with the Department of Agriculture suggest a concerted effort to support and uplift communities impacted by the tsunami through agricultural initiatives.