Food Security & Climate Change
The situation of floods and uncertain weather conditions due to climate change is worsening the living conditions of already vulnerable & food insecure farmers and forest-dependent people. Hunger is on a rise resulting malnutrition. Rural communities, particularly from south Punjab and interior Sindh, face an immediate and ever-growing risk of increased crop failure and loss of livestock. More frequent and more intense extreme weather events will have adverse impacts on food availability, accessibility, stability and utilization, as well as on livelihood assets and opportunities in both rural and urban areas. Rural people’s ability to cope with climate change impacts depends on the existing cultural and policy context, as well as on socio-economic factors like gender, household composition, age, and the distribution of household assets.
Sojhla for Social Change work on Climate Change and food Sovereignty focuses on addressing the root causes of hunger, calling for international food policies that should benefit farmers holding small lands, especially women, and promoting sustainable agriculture that helps farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change and food sovereignty.
Sojhla for Social Change being an advocacy organization established and working right in the nucleus of the agricultural heart of the country i.e. southern Punjab, has formed its network for better advocacy against adverse national and international policies, Sojhla is actively contributing for the uplift of the down trodden people of southern Punjab, one of the most deprived areas of Pakistan. Our basic approach is helping the people while imparting awareness and skills to struggle collectively for the rights of the neglected. Sojhla formed 20 farmer groups in five districts of south Punjab, Multan, Muzaffar Garh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah and Rajan Pur.