food security

Vegetables displayed for sale in the village market of Ndiaganiao, Senegal. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam

Blog: The G7 in Schloss Elmau: Sending the right signal on food security and nutrition

Learning lessons from the past is vital if the G7 is to set a positive direction on food security and nutrition at their next Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany.

Marching for the right to food in El Salvador.

Blog: Join the campaign for the Right to Food and Water in El Salvador

Right now, nearly a million people don’t have enough to eat, and 1.5 million don’t have safe drinking water. You can help change this!

A female farmer in her field, in El Salvador. Text overlay: "Everyone has the right to good food"

Blog: Cultivating Food Security for the people of El Salvador

Most of us eat food at least three times a day. But in El Salvador those who grow over 80 percent of the food consumed in the country are those most likely to suffer from hunger. It's time to change this.

Jose Mourinho: the new UN Global Ambassador Against Hunger. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald (Creative Commons licence http://ow.ly/ygbBv)

Blog: The golden goal of a lifetime: 5 step plan for Jose Mourinho to help beat hunger

Jose Mourinho has the opportunity to score the golden goal of a lifetime! Is he ready to take his game through a 5 step plan to beat the keeper and score against hunger?

Jose Mourinho’s new role is probably the most meaningful of his life time. As the new UN Global Ambassador Against Hunger he has an opportunity to score against climate change - the single biggest threat to beating hunger.

Blog: Infografía: El ABC de las crisis alimentarias

¿Alguna vez te has preguntado qué significa exactamente "inseguridad alimentaria"? Si es así, esta infografía te puede ser muy útil.

Hace poco, un amigo mío casi se mete en un lío con el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos. Al volver a casa tras unos meses trabajando en el ámbito humanitario en un país de Oriente Próximo, los funcionarios de inmigración del aeropuerto no pararon de hacerle preguntas sobre su trabajo.

"Fue muy raro", me contó. "Por algún motivo, creían que era un guardia de seguridad armado. Hasta me preguntaron si llevaba pistola".

Infographic: The vocabulary of hunger crises, explained

Blog: Infographic: The vocabulary of hunger crises, explained

Understanding what food security means is important. If we actually know what "famine," “food insecurity” and other measures of hunger mean, for people living through them, we feel more motivated to help.

Security in northern Mali

Blog: Security in northern Mali

As soon as the plane lands  in Gao, I see the first signs of fighting in Mali. Little is left of what was once an international airport. The waiting rooms are marked with bullet holes. Windows have  been blown out of their frames. The road between Bamako and Gao is still not secure enough to travel, and we have to use a UN flight.

How agribusiness is failing small farmers in Latin America

Blog: How agribusiness is failing small farmers in Latin America

As international negotiations on what constitutes responsible agricultural investment are set to get underway in Rome next month under the auspices of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS), one in eight people still suffers from hunger.  Food insecurity today is not simply a problem of supply, but rather of access.

5 critical things we learned from the latest IPCC report on climate change

Blog: 5 critical things we learned from the latest IPCC report on climate change

Today leading international experts on climate change, the IPCC, presented their latest report on the impacts of climate change on humanity, and what we can do about it. It’s a lengthy report, so we’ve boiled it down to Oxfam's five key takeaways on climate change and hunger.

1. Climate change: the impacts on crops are worse than we thought.

Climate change has already meant declines in global yields of staple crops, and it is set to get worse.

Division is plunging Central African Republic into food crisis

Blog: Division is plunging Central African Republic into food crisis

Moussa – not his real name - stood with his last pile of groundnuts, just one of three traders left in a vast, empty market that, before the recent conflict in Central African Republic, used to burst with life. He told me that he had already sent his wife and children out of the country, because he feared for their safety. As soon as he sold his last stock, he would go too.

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