Sustainable Agriculture Programme

What WWF is doing?

Manual heap formation © SAP/ WWF-Pakistan
Manual heap formation © SAP/ WWF-Pakistan
SAP/ WWF-Pakistan
WWF–Pakistan has been working with businesses, government, farmers, research institutes and other organizations to discover and demonstrate ways of growing cotton and sugarcane in Pakistan by using less water, chemical fertilizers and pesticides since 1999 under the Sustainable Agriculture Programmes (SAP). SAP is the outcome of WWF–Pakistan’s efforts towards sustainable agriculture as a holistic and scientific approach, and a participatory movement for socio-economic transformation that endorses and respects local knowledge and values for better ecosystem management.

Sustainable agriculture is an important element of the overall effort to make human activities compatible with the demands of the earth's ecosystems. Thus, an understanding of the different approaches to ecological agriculture is necessary if we want to utilize the planet's resources wisely.

Sustainable agriculture is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just and humane. It can be applied to all aspects of any agricultural system, from production and marketing to processing and consumption. Moreover, SAP has a clearly articulated scope with international initiatives for sustainable environment.

SAP Projects

  • SPRING Sustainable Cotton Production in Pakistan's Cotton Ginning SMEs
  • PSCI Pakistan Sustainable Cotton Initiative
  • SuPSI Sugar Producer Support Initiative
  • BCFTF Better Cotton Fast Track Fund

  • Understanding the GHG emissions and Water Footprint (environmental footprint) associated with Cotton Cultivation in Cotton-growing Regions of India and Pakistan
WWF-Pakistan Sustainable Agriculture Programme Project Areas