Hamisi Abdalla Rubalati working on his farm, Mtamba village, Tanzania. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Blog: Land grabs: Debunking the World Bank’s ‘bigger baddies’ argument

Last month Oxfam launched our land grabs action, targeting the World Bank. So far they’re not shifting their policy and agreeing to freeze their large land deals, so over the next few weeks we’re going to explore the reasons that they’re giving.

Harne Waddaye and her family are beneficiaries of Oxfam’s food distribution, in Chad. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: We need to break Africa's hunger cycle

Harne Waddaye, a 60-year-old grandmother, digs for food in the bare earth outside the small village of Louga in the African country of Chad. She is not digging for wild roots or for ones she has planted. She is raiding ant nests for the grain they have stored.

Blog: South Sudan – a blueprint for a food secure future

Six months since South Sudan became independent, Oxfam America’s President Ray Offenheiser highlights the great potential for agriculture in the country – but also the great challenges the sector faces, from lack of infrastructure to widespread violence and displacement, and the leasing of valuable land to outside investors:

Small scale farmers march to the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: #GROW Week day five: investment in small scale agriculture

If we told you that small scale farms around the world are putting food on the plates of one in three people on earth, would you think that was worth investing in? There are currently 500,000 small-scale farms doing just that.

Blog: Wallpaper in Doha?

I’m huddled in a corner of the swank Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar.  Around me, workers are carrying massive rows of theater chairs, and rolls of wallpaper.

Why am I here at the most famous hotel in Doha, in this tiny and extremely wealthy Gulf country? (Obviously not where I hang out on an average day)  And what on earth are they doing to this place?

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