Food Security & Sustainable Livelihoods

Program Goal

To improve food security and livelihood opportunities of the marginalized communities through enterprise development, agriculture, livestock and natural resource management.

Program Objectives:

  1. To improve food security situation of resource poor households in terms of availability, access and utilization of food.

  2. To improve on-farm productivity through best agriculture practices and rehabilitation and development of small-scale irrigation systems.

  3. To increase and broaden the range of income generating options particularly for low income groups in order to enhance food security.

  4. To reduce rate of land degradation, soil erosion and deforestation through sustainable use of the natural resource base.

  5. To protect and diversify livelihoods of crisis affected people to recover from shocks, stresses and trends.

Integrated Water Resource Management

Program Goal:

"To establish and upgrade basic services in drinking water, sanitation and water conservation to serve the communities".

Program Objectives:

· Communities have improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene knowledge.

· To promote water conservation through appropriate measures like avoiding water waste, storage systems.

· To advocate and facilitate conflict resolution regarding water rights disputes

Disaster Risk Management

Program Goal:

"To increase resilience of hazard prone communities and institutions by reducing vulnerabilities through support to strategies that enable them to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to disasters".

Program Objectives:

Empower vulnerable communities in high risk areas with resources and capacities to prepare for, respond and recover from disaster.

To reduce the risks of loss of life, injuries, economic cost and destruction of natural and cultural resources that result from disaster.

To provide emergency, relief and rehabilitation services to the communities to quickly recover from disasters.

Climate Change and Environmental Management

Program Goal:

"Responding to the challages of global climate change: enhancing resileince and supporting adaptation of communities".

Program Objectives:

Enhanced resilience of vulnerable communities to adapt to the impacts of climate variations.

Vulnerable groups access to information and participation in environmental management processes is ensured by promoting community based bio diversity conservation.

LASOONA affirms to be committed to the well being of masses through promoting ecologically sound developement in impoverished pockets of Pakistan in general and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and FATA in particular.