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Les riziculteurs vietnamiens bénéficient peu des larges profits des exportations rizicoles. Photo : Patrick Brown/Oxfam

Blog: Miracle ou mirage : qui profite des prix élevés du riz au Viêt Nam ?

L’essor de la production de riz a été présenté comme le moteur de la forte croissance économique que connaît le Viêt Nam depuis vingt ans. Mais allons-nous mettre à profit ces progrès ou risquons-nous de les laisser nous échapper ?

Rice farmers working on a field. Photo: Patrick Brown/Oxfam

Blog: Rice miracle or mirage: Who gains from high rice prices in Vietnam?

Expanding rice production has been heralded as the driver of Viet Nam’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades. But will we build on these achievements or risk seeing them slip away?

Bangladeshi women filling their water cans

Blog: Day 7: Working harder isn’t working

Striving to produce ever more food is the wrong starting point for achieving food security. Instead, let’s focus on reducing inequalities by giving small-scale farmers’ more control, valuing their knowledge, and removing barriers that hamper women’s ability to farm on equal terms.

By Rokeya Kabir, Executive Director of Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS)

The Phon family farm their rice paddy, Kompong Thom, Cambodia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Rice: Better ways to GROW what we love

Rice isn’t just an essential part of many diets - it’s a well loved part of them. Research we commissioned recently revealed that rice rates in the top 3 favorite foods.

You’re probably aware that rice is eaten by many millions - in fact billions - of people every day. In fact, it’s a major source of calories for at least half of the world’s population. Rice cultivation also provides income and employment for many hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.

Zalynn Peishi, Oxfam Emergency Food & Sustainable Livelihoods Team leader surveys the extent of the flood.

Blog: Pakistan floods: A very long way to go

We have heard from Islamabad that there are rumors the flood is receding in Shikarpur and other areas in Sindh Province. We decide to try to go and see.

If true then our teams are going to have to start planning how we can support people returning to their villages – which in effect means we will need to give two different types of aid: one for people who are displaced and won’t be able to return home quickly; and another for those returning to destroyed homes and livelihoods. I head out of town with Zalynn and Abidah from our livelihoods team.

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