Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

The present social and economic policies, both at national and international levels, endanger local food security and livelihoods of many of the approximately 1.4 billion low income and resource poor male and female farmers.

A management strategy based on sustainable agriculture principles ensures the optimal use of natural resources and the minimization of risk. Farming and livelihood aspects are combined in a way to allow, at the same time, social integration and additional income generation opportunities for families and communities. Today, in spite of climate change and unfavourable policy frameworks, sustainable agriculture is an appropriate approach for the development of viable production systems which provide for the livelihood of men and women and for local food security.


Access to markets proved to be a crucial pre-condition for the development of rural areas with a high percentage of agricultural producers.

Gilgit-Baltistan is Pakistan’s most elevated northern tip of the country and home of the region’s fresh water resources, an abundance of wild-life and highly adapted smallholder agriculture.

One of the important findings established during a world-wide impact evaluation of Misereor's rural development projects was that the pillars of resilience, such as secure and stable agricultural production and dynamic community based organizations, were effectively strengthened by Misereor's app