Policy briefing paper
Climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector is key to achieving prosperity in Pakistan. Women small-scale farmers play a hugely significant role in food production, yet policies and investments fail to recognize their contribution, meet their needs, or unlock their enormous potential to eradicate hunger. Urgent investment is needed in women small-scale producers on the frontline of climate change impacts who are struggling to feed a nation. The briefing paper can be viewed in full on this link: http://bit.ly/2duqt3v
Video on climate change and its affects
72% of farmers in Pakistan are women. Every day climate change is making it harder for them to produce the food that we eat. Grow in Pakistan launched a video that not only highlighted the problems of our food growers, the rural women â€“ but also had their demands clearly outlined in the video. It was also our foundation video for Pakistanâ€™s first petition launch. This video reached 370,275 people and had 148,223 views, 708 likes and 235 shares on our Facebook page alone. The video can be viewed on this link: http://bit.ly/2ecaY48
A media stunt was performed on 14th November, 2016 in lieu of COP22. Islamabad team along with partners performed a short play for the general public and distributed seeds of various cost. The play highlighted the problems of our food growers, importance of climate financing and adaptation training. The stunt also had a photobooth and a stall that had all information material available. We were also featured in the Asia Recap Video for COP22, which can be viewed here:
Asia Pacific Policy Dialogue on Water & Food Security for Poverty Alleviation in Dry Land Regions
Oxfam and partner university Arid Agriculture University hosted an international conference on ‘Asia Pacific Policy Dialogue on Water and Food security for Poverty alleviation in Dry land Regions” from 23 to 25 November in the Rawalpindi university campus. • • • •
Conference themes were: Water security and sustainable development Renewable Energy systems Food security
Total 150 national and 35 international delegates participated in the conference and shared their experiences. During the session, federal minister, parliamentarian and VCs of other universities visited the sessions. High media coverage was observed. Oxfam along with partners also had a stall at the conference which had all project relevant details related to food justice and agriculture.
Published on Nov 30, 2016
November was a very happening month with our petition ending and accumulating efforts to present and participate at COP22 along with finaliz...