SADP Plus

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Background

Sustainable Agriculture Development Programme (SADP) is the main Corporate Social Investment (CSI) project of the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC). CTC initiated it in 2005 in line with their parent company British American Tobacco (BAT)’s CSI theme “Sustainable Agriculture and Environment”. SADP provides low income families in the selected villages “agricultural and other inputs to achieve self-sufficiency through home gardening and animal husbandry”. Please see Sustainable Agriculture Development Programme (SADP) for more details.[1][2]

SADP Plus, launched in 2009, is a variant of the SADP programme. According to the CTC the programme was initiated “On an invitation by the Government of Sri Lanka to the private sector,… to assist in the post-war reconstruction process in the Eastern Province”.[3]

CTC Investment

According to the CTC’s Annual Report, CTC invested LKR 79 Million for SADP Plus.[1]

Impact

In 2016, CTC reported 2,700 families benefited from SADP Plus programme since its initiation. The families were from two districts; Trincomalee (1,700 families) and Kilinochchi (1,000 families).[1] A media tour was organized by the CTC to the SADP Plus project areas in Kilinochchi in 2013.[4] As per the main SADP Programme, SADP Plus also received positive media coverage as reflected in the examples below;

Image 1: Received positive media coverage for SADP Plus[5]
  • Sunday Times - 1,000 farming families graduate from Ceylon Tobacco project in Kilinochchi [6]
  • Daily FT – 1,000 farming families graduate from SADP Plus in Kilinochchi[7]
  • The Island - 1,000 farming families graduate from SADP Plus in Kilinochchi[8]
  • Sunday Observer - Kilinochchi farming families complete SADP project[9]
  • Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) – Ceylon Tobacco’s SADP goes beyond one-off direct aid[4]

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC. Annual Report 2016, 2017, accessed May 2017
  2. British American Tobacco. Sustainable Agriculture Development Programme, 2017, accessed May 2017
  3. Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC Website. Sustainability, 2017, accessed May 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 C Fernandopulle. Ceylon Tobacco’s SADP goes beyond one-off direct aid, Daily Mirror Sri Lanka, 18 July 2013, accessed May 2017
  5. Pinterest. 1,000 farming families graduate from SADP Plus in Killinochchi, 31 January 2015, accessed September 2018
  6. Business Times. 1,000 farming families graduate from Ceylon Tobacco project in Kilinochchi, 01 February 2015, accessed May 2017
  7. Daily FT. 1,000 farming families graduate from SADP Plus in Kilinochchi, 30 January 2015, accessed May 2017
  8. The Island. 1,000 farming families graduate from SADP Plus in Kilinochchi, 31 January 2015, accessed May 2017
  9. Sunday Observer.lk. Kilinochchi farming families complete SADP project, 1 February 2015, accessed May 2017