Establishment of a forum on food security and climate change adaptation


Today, 8 September, 2011, a forum on food security and climate change adaptation (FSCCA) was established. The decision was taken after a lengthy discussion of likeminded scientists and activists of SAVES, BRSP and SUSG. Agrarians, animal and veterinary scientists and forest expert participated in the meeting. The meeting was held in the conference room of Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP)

The main themes of the forum are;

  1. Agroecosystem farming (AEF)
  2. Action research
  3. Knowledge management
  4. Policy and advocacy
  5. Capacity building

The food security situation and climate change issues were discussed, especially in the context of the province of Balochistan Pakistan. It was concluded that the biodiversity of the region is at stake and food security is at risk. There is need of change at policy and field levels to combat such situation. A policy of change is the need of time to take all the stake holders onboard, especially the farmers.

It was accepted that the local varieties of plants and indigenous livestock breeds are the guarantee of food security, especially in climate change scenario. Local genetic resources can be use as a tool of resilience to combat climate change and desertification.

Members participated in the meeting along with their contacts are presented in the following table.

Name Designation

Contact #

E Mail Address
Mohammad Anwar M&ES

3337801002

anwar_nhi@yahoo.com
Tahir Rasheed NPM

3337901885

tahir_rasheed20@yahoo.com
Nadir Gul CEO

3003860060

nadirbarech@yahoo.com
Dr Shahnawaz Manger

3009381938

shahnawaz@brsp.org.pk
Sadar Naseer Tareen Chairman

3003813121

sardarnaseertareen@gmail.com
Abdul Wahab Director Agric

3458684251

abdulwahabkakar@yahoo.com
Dr Abdul Raziq Researcher SAVES

3338376321

raziq2007@gmail.com
Arif Shah D.D Agric.(Ext)

3337922991

arifshahkakar@gmail.com
sadiq agha Asstt.Director

3337859580

lavang13@yahoo.com
S. Habib ullah shah Asstt.Director

3453977576

habibsha80@yahoo.com
Khadaidad researcher

3003842267

khadaidad_khan@hotmail.com
Ziakar kakar V/O

3327919534

dr-ziakar@yahoo.com

Dr Abdul Raziq, head of the SAVES will be the focal person of the forum and Muhammad Anwar of SUSG will be the secretariat.

The next meeting of the forum will be held in second week of October in the same venue, in which action research project will be discussed.

Dr Abdul Raziq

     Focal point of the FSCCA

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