small-scale agriculture

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.

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.

Oil for Food in Ghana: Mobilizing for the money on National Farmers Day

Blog: Oil for Food in Ghana: Mobilizing for the money on National Farmers Day

At the beginning of this month Ghana celebrated National Farmers Day. The success of the Oil4Food campaign, which recently persuaded the Ghanaian government to invest more of its oil revenues in smallholder farming, meant there was a lot to celebrate.

Over a quarter of Ghanaians are poor with rates of poverty particularly high amongst smallholder food farmers – particularly women.

Photo of a woman harvesting rice

Blog: Return on Investment: What have we gained from the New Alliance?

At its inception, Oxfam was critical of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. Eric Muñoz of Oxfam America has been on a fact-finding mission to New Alliance countries and explains below that serious concerns remain.

Counting on chickens? Empowering women in agriculture

Blog: Counting on chickens? Empowering women in agriculture

In spite of the old adage “don’t count your chickens,” these days we take chickens for granted. Walk into any supermarket in European and North American cities and increasingly across the developing world and you will find them in serried ranks in their plastic packaging. A generation or two ago, chickens were a luxury item; nowadays, a chicken costs less than an hours’ minimum wage of a UK worker ($9.52).

‘Elephant ditches’ would benefit women farmers in the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia

Blog: ‘Elephant ditches’ would benefit women farmers in the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia

This is an #IWD2012 blog: celebrating women working in small-scale agriculture as part of International Women's Day 2012.

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