IRM Programmes

Climate Change

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change is projected to have a wide range of negative effects on the whole population, particularly the already weak agriculture sector of Pakistan. Extreme weather is becoming more regular and powerful, with erratic monsoon rains generating frequent and severe floods and droughts. Rising temperatures cause increased heat and water stress, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions, resulting in lower agricultural output. Health difficulties have become more prevalent, and Climate Change has resulted in migration.

The institute of Rural Management has extensive experience in mobilizing and enabling rural communities regarding the adversity of climate in their local context and how to adopt new cultivation methods moving forward. Not only this, various trainings and awareness sessions have been conducted all over Pakistan by IRM on disaster risk reduction, construction of infrastructure, afforestation, horticulture and adaptive agricultural practices. 

IRM under Professional Development Program, provides capacity building trainings to the local/rural communities to adopt irrigation patterns that are resistant to the Climate Change impacts. Moreover, such trainings also encourage the rural communities to plant vegetation that is resilient to the Climate Change and boost the environment of the locality.

Furthermore, IRM also has a wide range of experience in trainings, seminars, and workshops related to natural resource management for plants. So far, plants costing around PKR. 4.2 million have been planted as a result of IRM’s community training programs for resource management, out of which 85% survived. The success of this initiative was dependent on raising community awareness through social mobilization.

Initiatives by IRM

Some of the IRM projects on Climate Change and Biodiversity are given below:

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IRM Head Office
IRM Complex
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Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Email: info@irm.edu.pk
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