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.
Ensure food sustainability by supporting lives and livelihoods of those who Grow!
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.
We demand the government to make policies that enables funds and training’s for the most vulnerable and hardest hit, allowing a continuous and progressive agriculture system and ensuring food sustainability. Every sign matters; the more voices we have, the louder will be the action.
If we speak together, we will see action; action that will mean food prices don’t soar and the most affected people are protected from the devastating impacts of extreme weather: floods, droughts and heatwaves.
Our Recent Work
- Blog22 Nov 2016
International Conference on “Asia Pacific Policy Dialogue on Water and Food security for Poverty alleviation in Dry land Regions”Arid Agriculture University is strategic partner of Oxfam under it’s GROW campaign and formal
Research reflects 72% women labor in agriculture sector, but not even 10% get land ownership or security of life and livelihood.
International Conference: "Asia Pacific Policy Dialogue on Water and Food security for Poverty alleviation in dry land Regions" from on 23rd - 25th Nov, 2016
Briefing paper launched on Food, Climate Change and Women. Check details on http://growinpakistan.com/research-reports/