global food crisis

On the road, Northern Cebu. Photo: Vincent Malasador/Oxfam

Blog: I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry - We must act now

Typhoon Haiyan, the biggest storm to ever make landfall, devastated my homeland. Three days later I attended the opening of the UN climate change talks in Poland.

Productor de arroz Ying Ang en la ciudad Sampong enseña los granos de arroz de la estación seca. Foto: Jack Picone / Oxfam

Blog: Hambre y calentamiento global

Cuando me subo en mi coche, me subo en un vehículo diseñado para llevarme de A a B de forma segura. Tiene cinturones de seguridad, airbag y un número cada vez mayor de dispositivos electrónicos de aviso. La circulación está regulada por multitud de normas y códigos (límites de seguridad, semáforos, etc.) y es vigilada por cámaras y policía. En los países en los que se han implantado estos sistemas, se ha conseguido reducir enormemente la tasa de accidentes a pesar del aumento del tráfico.

Rice farmer Ying Ang in Sampong village holds grains of dry-season rice. Photo: Jack Picone/Oxfam

Blog: Why the system for managing the world’s food and climate needs to be more like my car

Today, Oxfam is publishing a briefing on its ‘food and climate justice’ campaign. Here’s a post I wrote for the launch.

Oxfam activists dressed as G20 leaders at the Petit Palais in Paris for a dress rehearsal for Cannes, with a clear message.

Blog: Cannes G20: It’s no movie!

The G20 Summit in Cannes may have lots of media, photographers, and big scenes, but it’s no movie. To send that message to world leaders, Oxfam activists posed as Nicolas Sarkozy, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Dilma Rousseff, and other counterparts gathered on the steps of the Petit Palais in Paris for a “dress rehearsal” scene complete with glitter, make-up and music.

Sainam Ganieva in front of her house in Upper Tenobchi village, southern Tajikistan. Sainam and her family have been severely affected by the food crisis. Credit: Jennifer Abrahamson/Oxfam

Blog: On the frontlines of climate change: Tajikstan

Sainam Ganieva, a young mother of four living in the dusty hills of Temurmalik in rural Tajikistan, has contributed very little to global green house gas emissions.  Yet her country’s glaciers are in retreat (threatening the availability of precious water), and she has seen repeated dry periods and drought sweep across Tajikistan’s agricultural lands.

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