Food Security & Sustainable Livelihoods
May, 2016-May, 2018
Distt. Swat, KP
LASOONA initiated “Integrated Food Security and WASH Project to strengthen the resilience of most vulnerable households and villages in 4 selected Union Councils of district Swat”.
For this project, an integrated, holistic package of activities has been designed to contribute to building resilience of communities against natural disasters. The project is based on two distinct but interrelated components, i.e. food security and WASH.
The food security component of the project will address issues including technical skills, low agriculture productivity, maximizing nutritional value and increasing family income to improve the household food security situation.
The WASH component focuses on provision of water and sanitation facilities for extremely vulnerable women, men and children. It is envisaged that provision of sanitation facilities for the target beneficiaries will improve the health status of villages and will contribute to reduction of water and sanitation related diseases. The project will put efforts to curtail open defecation using Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to create and sustain demand for hygiene promotion, which will also contribute to reduction of water borne diseases. Disaster resilient productive infrastructure built under the project will help in increasing productivity by enhancing water efficiency, improved accessibility and mitigating disaster risk.