small-scale farmers

Paraguay's soy boom: a blessing or a curse?

Blog: Paraguay's soy boom: a blessing or a curse?

The recent assassination of Paraguayan small-farmer leader Lorenzo Areco is a stark reminder that access to land is literally a matter of life and death in Paraguay.

Cooperative Entente de Le Bia in Sankro, Ivory Coast in January. Photo: Peter DiCampo/Oxfam

Blog: Workers 'Behind the Brands': We’ve got some good news and some bad news

For many people around the world the first of May is International Workers’ Day, a chance to celebrate the role of workers and labourers in our society. So we thought this would be a good time to look a little harder at how the 'Big 10' food and beverage companies score for their policies towards workers rights on our Behind the Brands companies scorecard. It's a mixed picture.

Photo of Saliou Diallo working in his maize field.

Blog: Sahel food crisis update: lifting a heavy load

Before completely turning my back on 2012, I am reflecting on Oxfam’s work in the Sahel over the last year. After a season of poor or erratic rains across the region in 2011, Oxfam and many other humanitarian groups feared that another bad harvest in 2012 would push millions into starvation.

El Desafío CRECE: 5 sencillas formas de alimentar a tu familia y contribuir a arreglar el fallido sistema alimentario.  Imagen: Raine Kelly para Oxfam

Blog: El Desafío CRECE: Cómo alimentar a tu familia y arreglar el defectuoso sistema alimentario

Todas las decisiones que tomas en el supermercado y en la cocina, desde qué plátanos comprar a cómo conservar las manzanas, tienen un gran impacto. Estas decisiones parecen insignificantes, pero definen tu papel en el 'sistema alimentario mundial'.

En la campaña CRECE hablamos mucho del sistema alimentario. Pero ¿qué es exactamente y cómo formamos parte de él?

La méthode CULTIVONS : 5 principes simples contre la faim et le changement climatique. Illustration : Raine Kelly/Oxfam

Blog: La méthode CULTIVONS : comment nourrir votre famille tout en transformant le système alimentaire

Chaque décision que vous prenez au supermarché et dans la cuisine, du choix des bananes que vous achetez, jusqu’à la manière dont vous conservez vos pommes, a un véritable impact. Vos choix en termes d’alimentation peuvent sembler dérisoires et sans importance, mais ils font de vous des actrices et acteurs du « système alimentaire mondial ».

The GROW Method: Five easy-to-follow principles to tackle hunger and climate change. Image: Raine Kelly for Oxfam

Blog: The GROW Method: Ways to feed your family and fix the broken food system

Every decision you make in the supermarket and in the kitchen, from which bananas to buy, to where to store apples at home, has a big impact. Your choices when it comes to food may seem small and inconsequential, but they make you a part of the ‘global food system.’

We talk a lot about the food system in the GROW campaign. But what exactly is it and how are we part of it?

Maria Heubuch speaking at a demonstation

Blog: Sustainable agriculture: No change without women

“Sometimes we simply don’t realize the dreadful impacts of our actions in other parts of the world,” says Maria Heubuch, a dairy farmer from Germany. Farmers all across the globe are connected by markets and production chains. And yet many of them face similar challenges: to prevail against industrialized farming.

Apples grown in the Republic of Altay, Russia. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: #GROW Week: the wrap-up

GROW Week has been a week of global celebration and inspiration!

Ruzema Binamu, the youngest finalist at 21, tends to her land in Lupupu Village, Tanzania. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: #GROW Week day one: International Day of Rural Women

Welcome to day one of GROW week! Today we are celebrating The International Day of Rural Women. Every day for the next seven days, we will keep you updated on events happening all over the world, to coincide with GROW week and World Food Day (October 16).

Around the world, women are being celebrated as food producers in exciting ways. More than a third of the world's female workforce is engaged in agriculture, while in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, more than 60 per cent of all female employment is in this sector.

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