In September 2013, Tearfund launched the Supporting Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihood Initiatives for Farmers’ program, also referred to as The Food Security and Livelihoods Project, in Tando Mohammad Khan (TMK) district of Sindh province, Pakistan with financial support from the Scottish Government. The intervention was designed to improve the food and livelihood security of 2,650 poor and vulnerable farming households (19,300 individuals) in 50 communities across TMK district. The project will culminate on March 31, 2016. The project also supports the advancement of two Millennium Development Goals, including: #1 Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger and #3 Promotion of gender equality and empower women. Additionally, the project supports the achievement of Pakistan’s Initial National Communication on Climate Change (2003).
Causal Design was engaged to conduct a qualitative midterm evaluation, design a household livelihoods survey, and collect data from a representative sample of beneficiaries. The report relies heavily on Tearfund’s existing M&E data, and extensive qualitative group and key informant interviews done by our staff. The most significant deliverable in this project was the high quality data we collected for their use in future evaluations.