Welcome to Grow In Pakistan
GROW is a vision for a brighter future. It starts here and it starts with all of us. Join the movement – and help create a world where everyone always has enough to eat. It is indeed a disturbing fact that what we eat today, our kids will not be able to eat tomorrow. For most of us, climate change feels like a very distant threat. But there’s one area of our lives where its impact is very close and present: Food.
In this scenario, Oxfam aims to promote & enhance ‘Food & Climate Justice’ under our global GROW campaign. It is one of the biggest ironies of the contemporary world that the planet we are inhabiting produces enough food for us all, but every day nearly 900 million go to bed hungry. We push for climate change and food security policies and legislation, focusing on rural women, so that poor women and men have ownership of land and water resources. We work to ensure that climate change adaptation becomes a national and local priority to reduce climate change impacts and eradicate poverty.
Women around the world shoulder the biggest burden because they are less resilient, hampered by discriminatory policies, belief and practices, and don’t have the same access to resources as men do. Climate change means shorter and more unpredictable growing periods, falling crop yields, devastating shocks to food production and prices from extreme weather, permanent damage to land and water sources, more use of chemicals to sustain harvests and more costs and risk to poor farmers. Thus, GROW aims to respond this rapidly worsening scenario of increasing hunger and threat to food security.
Grow Feature Stories
- Food Security09 Oct 2017“Among the most vulnerable and marginalised people in the rice industry are the rice workers.