Sustainable Livelihood

WESS being a national NGO and a key player at provincial level is striving to reduce poverty and suffering of poor population of Balochistan. WESS is one of the few organizations of Balochistan that played proactive role in recognition of drought in Balochistan through different long term projects with the help of different donors.  WESS efforts have made substantial investments in exploring suitable and appropriate way forward for the people of Balochistan to improve their livelihoods. WESS has successfully completed 07 projects in livelihood sub sector with special focus on IWRM- Integrated Water Resource Management, Natural Resource Management and agriculture livelihood sectors.

Demographic Coverage under sub sector

Number of Villages Covered

Number of Households Covered

Number of UCs Covered

Number of Districts Covered

Beneficiaries of livelihood component

Male

Female

Children

Types and trend of interventions under agriculture livelihood

Type & Number of Schemes Completed Under Sub Sector

Karez

Springs

Check Dams

Gravitional Flow Scheme

Bandaat

Percentage Increase in Production Against Their Baseline Figures

%

Wheat

%

Barley

%

Sourgham

%

Alfalfa

%

Zeera

%

Dates

Impact

As a result of livelihood interventions 40% irrigated area has been brought under cultivation. 7120-acre extra land has been brought under cultivation with 40% increase in the income of targeted communities.  72% water losses have been controlled through rehabilitation. Increased storage capacity by 60% through integrated water resource management schemes.  Enhanced capacity of farmers toward improved agriculture practices.