Promoting Climate Resilient Farming In Pakistan

“I grow organic vegetables and sell them in the local market,”

says father-of-two Abdul from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where climate change is ruining many livelihoods. Islamic Relief helped Abdul set up a farm as part of a project that supported 8,000 families to earn a reliable income.

“I have been trained in farming techniques, selecting better quality seeds and managing the farm. This has significantly increased my income.”

Our climate resilient farming programme in Pakistan, one of the most vulnerable countries on earth to the effects of climate change, encourages households to plant fruit orchards and olive trees, while providing livestock for some of the poorest families. In 2019 we helped to boost the local economy by building vegetable and cattle markets and setting up forums to grow small businesses. We also empowered local communities to engage with government to influence positive change.