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Pakistan Floods 2010 - Executive Brief 5 October 2010
Agriculture provides a livelihood to 80 percent of the flood-affected population in Pakistan. FAO is supporting Government-led efforts to rapidly restore agricultural production and livelihoods affected by the floods. To date, FAO has received USD 45.5 million in donor contributions within the framework of the Revised Pakistan Floods Emergency Response Plan, out of total funding requirements of USD 107 million. Donors include CERF, ECHO, Belgium and USAID/OFDA. The objective of the Response Plan is to enable vulnerable farming households (small landholders, landless families, sharecroppers and women-headed households) affected by the floods to revive/resume productive agricultural activities, contribute to livelihood recovery and ensure food security and self-reliance.
FAO’s assistance to flood-affected families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh provinces includes:
- 532 770 households: receiving vegetable/wheat seeds and fertilizers to meet the Rabi wheat planting season, ending in November.
- 19 000 households: benefiting from rehabilitation/repairs to small-scale irrigation infrastructure.
- 163 410 households: receiving animal feed and veterinary supplies/support to safeguard livestock survival.