About Lok Sanjh
Lok Sanjh is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working with the rural communities particularly with women farmers in Pakistan. The organisation started its work in 1996 and is registered under the societies act 1860. At present it is working in more than 250 villages in eleven districts of Punjab, Kashmir and with partners in KPK, Sindh and Balochistan. The Lok Sanjh promotes strategies for socially and environmentally sound agriculture through focused research, policy advice and advocacy. It promotes networking and linkages with a wide range of institutions and individuals through seminars, workshops and exchange visits.
The organization envisions an enlightened rural society, where end beneficiaries may have choices to exercise and enjoy their rights. They also have access to services without discrimination, a society where people will have freedom and dignity as well as respect for others and the environment.
People-centered development to reduce poverty, enhance food security through strengthening local democracy, empowering women and sustainable use of natural resources.
To develop rights based programmes to promote just development by developing food production systems based on economic, social and political justice.
- Development with equality and equity
- Human dignity
- To create an environment of respect
- To address needs of the marginalized
- Accountability to partners
- Working with innovation
- Regeneration of Rural Livelihoods
- Bio Diversity Conservation
- Natural Resource Management
- Women Empowerment through Just Development
- Food Security & Climate Change
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Health: Women-Infant-Children
- Research & Advocacy
At present Lok Sanjh is working in four agro-ecological zones:
- Mountain Agriculture – Azad Jammu & Kashmir
- Dry land Agriculture – North Punjab and KPK
- Rice Based Agriculture – Central Punjab
- Cotton based Agriculture – South Punjab