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This project targets one of Punjab’s most remote and vulnerable Districts, which falls in the top-five Districts with more than 31 per cent of the population living beneath the poverty line (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2013). Under this project, the six-most vulnerable Union Councils (UCs) of Choubara Tehsil have been identified for various interventions aimed at assisting the extreme poor who have severely limited resources/assets or very low returns on assets, which are contributing to their vulnerability and poverty. To contribute to poverty reduction and improve food security in target areas, the primary project activities include: improvement of agricultural techniques; introduction of high-efficiency irrigation systems; capacity-building/awareness-raising of communities on various topics (Disaster Risk Management, advocacy, participatory development/management, equality/human rights, among others); and development of entrepreneurship skills to diversify livelihoods/income sources. Throughout the project, Concern/partners are also facilitating the involvement of Government departments to bridge the gap between communities/authorities, which will help ensure that communities become more self-reliant in the long term with the linkages necessary to advocate for their development needs in the future. ;