Sustainable Agriculture & Food Sovereignty

Near about 76% of the rural families in Sindh are landless, among which40 million population lives below the line of poverty, being tenant or share cropper peasants even do not enjoy the right of growing crops according to their aspirations as well cultural norms, they would also have to face many other kinds of exploitations of paying lower wages, beegar work (working on lands without incentive), and indebting in the costs of inputs and machinery charges.

Locating on the right banks of river Indus, small and landless peasant communities of Ghotki District also face the issues of livelihoods and food insecurity. On the other side, due to increased water logging and salinity problems, a vast majority of small and landless peasant community is unable to grow different types of other seasonal crops; it has not only declined the fertility of lands but also made farmers helpless to quest for the search of other (market based) alternative farming resources.

Roshni’s Efforts:

  • Working on the paradigm of enabling farmers food sovereignty, since its inception Roshni had have engaged with small and landless farmer communities   for the practices sustainable agriculture actions.  
  • Moving ahead towards agrarian justice and farmer rights over their water and land resources, Roshni accompanied with Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tahreek and other different stakeholders have been actively engaged in different campaigns of anti farmer laws.
  • Taking actions against agribusiness corporations greed of taking control of agriculture commodities as well land, Roshni had always been at the forefront of advocacy and mobilization of peasant communities.