almost 25,000 families in Sindh for the upcoming planning season, but over 700,000 families will require assistance over the coming months.
FAO, in partnership with the government of Pakistan has identified recovery priorities for the next two years. These are increasing crop, livestock, fishery and agro-forestry production, improving diets and nutrition and boosting agriculture extension services to offer advice to landless and smallholder farmers.
"Pursuit of these core objectives will significantly reduce the vulnerability of the populations in question, improve food production and income generation, and increase affected communities' resilience to future shocks," said Donati.
FAO expects its recovery program to cost $94 million, enough to assist 430000 families in 24 districts. An Early Recovery Working Group, co-chaired by the Pakistan Government's National Disaster Management Authority and the United Nations Development Program has been set up with eight sectors covered including one on Agriculture and Food Security, co-chaired by FAO, the World Food Program and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. -APP