for Food Security Assurance-FIFSA
Project Idea: Sustainability of Agriculture contributing to sustained livelihoods under the existing and emerging scenarios can never be achieved if disaster resilience factors are not taken care of and disaster resilience is not possible without ensuring biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation. The proposed idea is to work on the four in a single loop. Sustainable Agriculture is at the center of the idea supported by Disaster Risk Reduction, Bio Diversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation. Sustainable agriculture implies minimum
production cost, optimum produce, water management, reduced disaster risks, cropping patterns and crops adaptive to the changing climatic conditions, crop wastes and residuals utilized for various income earning options, conservation of soil, underground aquifer and environment (no or reduced use of chemicals as input and promotion of bio-intensive agriculture) and conservation and promotion of local seeds. BASIC DF keeping the pertaining position of farmer community and their state of Affairs, has collaborated with MISEREOR Germany to implement the above titled project in Union Council Siyal Taluka and District Dadu, Sindh province to advocate farmer community on environmental friendly agriculture.
Location:25 villages of Union Council Sial of taluka and District Dadu
2017 to December 2019
Goal: Increased climate change adaptability for improved
food security in the region
- 900 small-scale farmers have reduced use of conventional seeds of
(Wheat, staple food seed, Vegetables) by 35% OR small-scale farmers have
increased the use of indigenous seeds (Wheat, staple food seed, Vegetables) by
- 200 small-scale farmers meet 25% of their daily food consumption
through bio-intensive home-staid farming
- 900 small-scale farmers have reduced use of chemicals in the crops
- 350 small-scale farmers cultivate at least 5 crops that are flood
and/or drought resistant
- 25 farmers’ organizations have prepared and implemented (at least
60%) inclusive disaster risk reduction plans:
- At least 01 Farmers’ organization has initiated
research on echo-friendly Pest Management in Agricultural Crops.
- At least 01 Farmers’ organization has led research on increasing
productivity of local seed.
Farmers’ network has launched informed lobbying
& advocacy campaign on sustainable agriculture.