Livelihood & Food


Livelihood and food security is an important pillar of our program for graduating people out of poverty. It helps to support livelihood and food security by making available right skills, piloting innovative practices and technologies, and easy capital to uplift farming and non-farming communities. HDF also pays special importance to women economic empowerment to enable them play greater role in their household and communities.

It helps impart employable technical and vocational skills within women and youth, support livelihood by making capital accessible in partnership with microfinance banks, piloting and training farmers on improved agricultural practices and by provision of improved varieties of seed to enhance their productivity by increasing crop yield; and help improve food security by provision of fruit and vegetable seed, and plants and by establishment of kitchen gardens and community gardens.

2.45 million people beyond an existing 40 million—now suffer food insecurity. In Pakistan, over third (36.9%) remain food insecure.
Only 6% of Pakistani workers has acquired vocational and technical skills through the formal TVET system; 2.5% gain their skills through on-the-job training in the formal sector.
The World Bank estimated that the poverty ratio in Pakistan stood at 39.3% in 2020-21. The headcount ratio (H) of multidimensional poverty in Pakistan is 38.8%.
During the last year, half of the working population including informal and low-skilled workers saw either job or income losses.

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People Trained in Vocational/ Technical Skills

Mission: Skill Development