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Boys ride their bicycles in Gaza. Photo: Alison Martin/Oxfam

Blog: 10 years under blockade, every day life seems extraordinary in Gaza

We could be anywhere in the world, but this normal, everyday, life is extraordinary for what it has overcome - under blockade in Gaza.

Judith Catongoma, Bananas For Equality, Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development

2015 represents a juncture for development. The process of defining new Sustainable Development Goals provides an opportunity to refocus policies, investments and partnerships for more inclusive, sustainable and people-centered development.

Climate change is making people hungry and the effects are being felt in Peru

Blog: Climate change is not just about the climate, it is about our lives

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International - As representatives from more than 195 governments around the world come together in Lima, Peru this week to work on drafting a global treaty on climate change, they should heed the words of Peruvian farmer Marisa Marcavillaca: "Climate change is not just about the climate, it is about our lives."

Golden wheat field. Credit: Cecilia W Yu

Blog: El ABCD del comercio mundial de cereales

Las compañías comercializadoras más grandes del mundo constituyen un sector poderoso, excepcional y del que se conoce poco. Las principales comercializadoras – Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill y Louis Dreyfus, conocidas colectivamente como las ABCD – comparten una importante presencia en los mercados de ciertas materias primas básicas, donde controlan hasta el 90 por ciento del comercio mundial de cereales, por ejemplo.

Golden wheat field. Credit: Cecilia W Yu

Blog: The ABCDs of the global grain trade

The world‟s largest commodity traders are a powerful, unique and poorly understood sector. The major traders, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus, collectively known as the ABCD traders, share a significant presence in a range of basic commodities, controlling, for example, as much as 90 per cent of the global grain trade. Other emerging market trading companies such as Olam, Sinar Mas and Wilmar are also quickly establishing a global presence.

Justin Madut tends his new groundnut and sorghum fields. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Planting the seeds of a better future in South Sudan

With failed rains, conflict and poor infrastructure, many communities in South Sudan struggle to get enough to eat. Abdullah Ampilan reports from Warrap State on an Oxfam project to improve their long-term food security, providing tools and seeds to help farmers grow a wider variety of crops:

Farmers in Astuare region, Ghana. Credit: Chris Young / Oxfam

Blog: Live blog: GROW launches around the world

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Climate tribunal, Ethiopia, October 2010. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Blog: Ethiopia: Oromia Region hearing on climate change

It’s an amazing sight. Several thousand people of all ages have gathered on a hilltop in Oromia, central Ethiopia, many having walked miles to get here. This climate hearing in Oromia is one of many events being held across the world in the run up to December’s conference in Cancun. The climate hearings and tribunals aim to give ordinary people the chance to tell how their lives are being affected by climate change.

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