Between one-quarter and one-fifth of the world’s population derive their livelihood from small-scale agriculture. Most of these people are members of what we call peasant farm households or are dependent upon the activities of peasant farm households. The large number of rural people and their involvement in peasant agriculture and other activities makes the understanding of rural people, peasants, and their livelihoods important for many reasons.
- Many of the rural poor depend directly or indirectly upon peasant livelihoods.
- Peasant agriculture is significant in both national economies and the world economy in terms of
- its contribution to production of livestock and of food, beverage and industrial crops
- its effect on the environment and scarce natural resources (peasant agriculture is an important form of land use often found in marginal areas where land is vulnerable to degradation and subject to competing uses and other natural resources, such as water, may be scarce)
- Poor rural people’s livelihoods are significant in national economies and the world economy in terms of
- the potential market for increased demand for consumer goods and services if rural people become more wealthy
- their potential contribution to, or drain on, resources either as a dynamic and growing part of national economies generating employment, tax revenues, and so on, or as a stagnant sector demanding welfare support for a poor and large part of the population
Understanding these livelihoods is therefore important for our understanding of, and action to address, rural poverty, the resulting human suffering, and the pressures it then places on urban areas (through rural-urban migration, national, regional, and global economies, and the environment).
To taking the bird view of the world’s livelihood option SADE Welfare Foundation imparted a project of free vocational trainings to provide the livelihood options to the deprived women of society to meet with the day to day challenges.
Therefore, Vocational Training programs i.e. Cutting & sewing, Art, Parlor, cooking, short hand , website, computer courses (software / hardware)have been arranged through SWFs human Institutional Development sector under the livelihood options to the poor and marginalized women of the targeted communities. Mean while through the vocational trainings and assets transfer among the beneficiaries of the program. At the follow-through 77 training sessions has been arranged, where as 2775 community females has been trained and Assets transferred with the objective of economically development of neglected poor females of targeted communities.SWF has also vocational center at ToopeMankala near Rawat District Rawalpindi entitled Maliha Vocational Center. Side by side SWF has been assistive devices and support to avail B. Forms and disability Certificate & Income generation for Disabled persons in Rawat, Rawalpindi and Model Village Said pur Islamabad.