# Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships

SAPP pledges support for Sustainable Development Goal

We are all aware that we are confronted with significant challenges in today’s society: global warming and climate change are only two of the pressing issues we must solve. We are all accountable for making the world a greener, fairer, and better place by 2030, and we all play a part in making that happen. SAPP programs aim to eliminate and prevent harmful environmental behaviors by implementing more environmentally friendly, long-term solutions. Every project should be aware of the GAP certification procedure and the environmental division’s awareness activities aimed at preventing environmentally friendly sustainable farming practices. Grip irrigation systems, a novel technique for water management in agricultural projects, are introduced by SAPP. It also conserves time, energy, and water resources. “My farm is in the district of Anuradhapura. Water is a serious issue for us. We used more water in the past since we employed manual farming technologies, but today we use a grip irrigation system for our chili and bell paper production. It’s more environmentally friendly, and we save a lot of water for other crops.” – Sarath, a chilli grower, participates in the SAPP, Keels initiative. Chemical fertilizers and waste management are also key concerns in today’s agriculture. For various projects, SAPP took climate action by teaching people how to generate organic fertilizer and compost. For their projects, many project recipients study and practice organic fertilizer producing procedures. SAPP taught waste management techniques and strategies to families and farmer organizations by conducting environmental awareness workshops in the communities. It teaches people how to avoid burning plastic, polythene, and rice fields using old methods and new technologies. To promote healthy climate actions, SAPP acknowledged local organic environmental-friendly items such as kithul, parabowa, mushrooms, and traditional rice. We partnered with waste management businesses to collect and recycle plastic trash from green houses and other projects, reducing environmental impact. As SAPP, we took climate action by reducing harmful farming practices and promoting healthy agricultural ways to save land, water, and the environment. It is difficult to develop agriculture without causing harm to the environment. However, as IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) project partners, we are attempting to reduce risks related to climate change and global warming.