Livestock / Fisheries Pakistan

Emergency guidelines and standards for livestock in Pakistan – GCP/PAK/134/USA

Around 62 percent of Pakistan’s population lives in rural areas, which are highly susceptible to natural disasters. Resource-poor rural households possess relatively high financial assets in the form of livestock and are largely dependent on animals for their food security and livelihoods. The impacts of disaster are extremely detrimental to the population, above all to rural dwellers, because of their high exposure to hazards and vulnerability. Natural and anthropogenic disasters severely affect people’s livelihoods through loss of assets, including livestock. In order to protect livestock during such disasters and to rebuild the livestock-based livelihoods of the affected communities, the current project was designed to provide Pakistan with a Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS). The overall goal of the project was to develop a cadre of trainers capable of delivering the LEGS tool in the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of livestock interventions in order to protect livestock and the livestock-based livelihoods of affected populations through humanitarian assistance.