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Virginia Ñuñonca sees the climate changing in Peru. Photo: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Blog: One woman’s story of fighting climate change – and how you can join her

Virginia’s story

“I see the climate is changing a lot,” says Virginia Ñuñonca, a farmer and community leader in the Peruvian highlands. “Before it wasn’t like this. Sometimes these days, with the cold and the frost, the grass gets really dry.”

Virginia has experienced first-hand the single biggest threat to the fight against hunger: climate change. It’s already making people hungry. Around the world wild weather and unpredictable seasons are causing chaos for farmers. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon climate change will affect what all of us eat.

Activists demonstrate outside a Whole Foods in Boston as part of the launch of Oxfam's Behind the Barcodes campaign. Credit: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam

Blog: Supermarkets: Time to end the human suffering in your supply chains

The global food industry generates billions in revenue every year, but the rewards are increasingly skewed toward the powerful. Our new campaign, Behind the Barcodes, calls on supermarkets around the world to fight the human suffering in their supply chains.

Mary Paula Lanuzie, Northern Ghana. Credit: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

Blog: 4 key ways to take human suffering out of food value chains: Look Behind the Price

Supermarkets are increasingly squeezing the price they pay their suppliers. This, coupled with the weakening influence of small-scale farmers and workers is causing human rights violations, inequality, and poverty. Here's how to fix this.

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Blog: 6 things you didn’t know about your food shopping

For many of us, what happens before our food reaches our supermarket shelf is a bit of a mystery. How can we as customers, know whether the food we buy is free from human suffering?

Una mujer mira al horizonte en una zona rural de Cuba.

Blog: "Don’t forget rural Cuba!”

Old Havana was packed with smiles and black umbrellas. To the outside observer, it’s impossible to tell that Cuba is going through its worst drought in over a century.

Climate change is causing hunger.

Blog: Collective voices critical to end hunger

As GROW Week came to a close, Dorah Ntunga from Oxfam in Uganda reflected on World Food Day as the pivotal moment for Africa’s Women.Food.Climate campaign.

Female climate fighters

Blog: Celebrating female climate change fighters

This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate Female Climate Change Fighters. In places like Bolivia, the Philippines and Zimbabwe, small-scale female farmers show resilience and strength as they battle the effects of climate change and make their livelihoods happen despite unpredictable weather, dry spells and extreme flooding.

Taking stock of GROW, Oxfam's food campaign

Blog: Taking stock of GROW, Oxfam's food campaign

On 1 June 2011, Oxfam launched the GROW campaign to tackle the injustice of 900 million people going to bed hungry every night. The campaign now works in more than 50 countries around the world and at the international level.

Les Grosses têtes d'Oxfam vendent des légumes avariés sur un marché de Varsovie

Blog: Pourquoi faisons-nous campagne avec les Grosses Têtes en Pologne à la COP19 ?

Vous êtes probablement au courant qu’Oxfam est actuellement présente, dans le froid de Varsovie, à la conférence des Nations unies sur le changement climatique. Mais qu’est-ce que cela signifie et que faisons-nous ici ?

The Oxfam Big Heads sell food damaged by climate change. Photo: Al Kinley/Oxfam

Blog: Four reasons why Oxfam – and the Oxfam big heads – are at the UN Climate Talks in Poland

You might know that Oxfam is in chilly Warsaw this November, at the UN climate change talks. But what does that mean, and what are we doing here?

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