Agricultural livelihood restoration support to vulnerable flood-affected rural populations of South Sindh
In August 2011, heavy monsoon rains led to large scale flooding in southern Pakistan, affecting 5 to 8.9 million people (50% children and 25% women). This 8-month project will ensure that the most vulnerable communities are able to meet their income needs through the restoration of their agricultural livelihoods. 544 households, in Mirpur Khas, Umerkot and Sanghar districts, will receive seeds and fertilizers for planting one acre of crops, as well as training on the proper use of agricultural inputs. In addition, 1,088 households will receive 60-kilogram seed storage bins and 544 vulnerable women and their families (3,808 individuals) will receive kitchen garden kits and relevant training. The farmer field school approach maximizes the effectiveness of training provided. Finally, 500 households will benefit from the rehabilitation of irrigation channels and agricultural plots in 18 villages through cash for work activity which will employ 4158 individuals.