MUZAFFARGARH, PAKISTAN – AUGUST 25: Girls, displaced from their homes by flooding, queue for soup and other relief rations on August 25, 2010 in the Sultan Colony Army flood relief camp near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan. The country’s agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 20 million people have been affected during Pakistan’s worst flooding in 80 years. The army and aid organizations are struggling to cope with the widespread scale of the disaster that has killed over 1,600 people and displaced millions. The UN has described the disaster as unprecedented, with over a third of the country under water. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
PIHRO continues to work on the issue of Food Security by implementing sustainable programmes adopting an approach based on stakeholder involvement, skills transfer and mentoring to support institutional change. Effective agricultural practices help to ensure the availability of domestic food supplies, greater diversification of economic activity, and maintain historical and traditional livelihoods. PIHRO works with partners on designs which promote strong resource management with a particular focus on environmentally sustainable and profitable farming practices as well as water distribution and management.