Welcome to Grow In Pakistan
Grow is a vision for a brighter future. It starts here. And it starts with all of us. So join the movement – and help create a world where everyone always has enough to eat. It is indeed a disturbing fact that what we eat today, our kids will not be able to eat tomorrow. For most of us, climate change feels like a very distant threat. But there’s one area of our lives where its impact is very close and very present: Food.
In this scenario, Oxfam aims to promote & enhance ‘Food & Climate Justice’ under our global campaigning under Grow. It is one of the biggest ironies of the contemporary world that the planet we are habiting in produces enough food for us all, but every day nearly 900 million go to bed hungry. This is a scandal, and alarming fact is it could get worse as climate change has already posed a serious threat to billions of peoples’ ability to grow and buy enough to eat.
Women around the world shoulder the biggest burden because they are less resilient, hampered by discriminatory policies, belief and practices, and don’t have the same access to resources as men do. Climate change means shorter and more unpredictable growing periods, falling crop yields, devastating shocks to food production and prices from extreme weather, permanent damage to land and water sources, more use of chemicals to sustain harvests and more costs and risk to poor farmers. Thus, GROW aims to respond this rapidly worsening scenario of increasing hunger and threat to food security.
Demand Action for Climate Finance and its Implementation
Our country, Pakistan, is the 8th most affected country in the world to climate change. We need the government to not only hear the voices of those who are being hit first and worst by climate change, but also from those of us, whose lives will be hit hard in the future.
Floods. Droughts. Heat waves, Sea Intrusion – Climate change is driving up the temperatures of our cities, the prices of our food and putting the lives of some of the poorest people at risk. Many of those most vulnerable to climate change are the women who toil every day to grow our food, but extreme weather is making each day harder for them and their families; meaning that we face a future where livelihoods, security, availability of nutritious food and prices of food is at risk.
Our Recent Work
- Blog19 Feb 2016The climatic changes having huge negative impacts on Pakistan as well and several natural