For smallholder farmers, the adoption of SRI can mean improved incomes, improved food security, resilience to climate change, improved health and wellbeing, improved gender equality, empowerment for women and indigenous groups and greater biodiversity.

This translates into a methodology that can contribute to achieving at least 7 of the global aims outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by 194 countries in 2015.

By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

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By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round

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By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

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Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

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Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

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Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

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By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

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