Food Security & Livelihoods
Although Pakistan produces and exports food, particularly wheat and rice, 60% of the population face food insecurity, according to UN. In addition to this, the average Pakistani spends over 50% of income on food, with many families not able to afford a varied diet. For this reason, 32% of children are underweight.
Our livelihood programmes focus on generating sustainable livelihoods though capacity building, fostering community links and promoting entrepreneurship and small businesses. We also focus on improving the literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills of local communities to promote sustainable livelihoods. Moreover we focus on sustainable and lasting impacts, focusing on climate sensitive and adaptive modelling.
One of our focus areas is youth empowerment, as we believe that this generation is the future pillars of society, and they will be the ones to carry us into the future and create great change. Their involvement and empowerment is integral to any planning for the future.
In 2016, our work in this sector has spanned areas in Balochistan, Sindh and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K), striving to support and strengthen rural and marginalized communities.