Sri Lanka - Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Programme (SAPP) – Recipes for Change (R4C) – February 2022
Chef Carlo Cracco, one of IFAD’s Recipes for Change chefs, travelled to Sri Lanka and visited Rajamma and her husband, Subramaniam, on their farm. They showed him around and together prepared jackfruit curry. In Sri Lanka, jackfruit is an additional nutritional source, as well as an alternative substitute for primary foods such as rice. The trees grow in most areas of the country and have a high commercial value. The tree is also used for timber and medicine. Despite this, jackfruit remains one of the most underutilized crops in Sri Lanka.
Born in Vicenza, Italy, Carlo Cracco is a hugely popular chef, television personality, and author. Cracco began his culinary studies in Milan under Gualtiero Marchesi, and he continued to hone his skills in Monte Carlo and Paris. Cracco then worked in Florence, Erbusco, and Piedmont before returning to Milan, where he currently runs two successful restaurants, Cracco and Carlo e Camilla. Cracco has published several cookbooks, and he has hosted the popular cooking programs Hell's Kitchen and Masterchef. Cracco has already filmed with IFAD in Nepal, Cambodia and Morocco, and he is vocal about his experience with Recipes for Change on his social media.
Recipes for Change is a series of recipes that allows viewers a taste of someone else’s life. The series shows the cuisines of developing countries, as it connects successful chefs from across the globe with local farmers. Recipes for Change also shows the risks of food insecurity and climate change in a local setting, and it highlights how IFAD is working with farmers to adapt.
The Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Programme (SAPP) aims to raise incomes and improve the quality of diet of over 57,000 smallholder households in Sri Lanka. The program provides a platform for smallholder farmers to access financing and business training, while also helping them to form partnerships with each other and the private sector.
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