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Judith Catongoma, Bananas For Equality, Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development

2015 represents a juncture for development. The process of defining new Sustainable Development Goals provides an opportunity to refocus policies, investments and partnerships for more inclusive, sustainable and people-centered development.

Promoting a sustainable food system in Nigeria

Blog: Promoting a sustainable food system in Nigeria

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Maputo Declaration, where African heads of state pledged to dedicate a minimum of 10% of their national budget towards agriculture. However, they have not kept our promise in Nigeria: less than 3% of the current budget is allocated to agriculture, even though agriculture accounts for about 40% of GDP.

Maputo 10: African leaders should keep their promises to invest at least 10% of their national budget in agriculture

Blog: Maputo 10: Listening to the voices of African farmers and pastoralists!

In 2003, the African leaders signed the Maputo declaration promising to spend at least 10% of their national budget on agriculture. 10 years later, where are their promises?

Beneficiarios de Oxfam del distrito de Dadeldhura, en el oeste de Nepal, enseñan sus productos. Foto: Jisu Mok/ Oxfam

Blog: ¿Cómo puedes ayudar a reducir el desperdicio de alimentos?

¿Viste los titulares de ayer que explicaban que casi la mitad de los alimentos en el mundo se tiran a la basura?

Oxfam beneficiaries from Dadeldhura district, Western Nepal show off their produce. Photo: Jisu Mok/ Oxfam

Blog: How can YOU help cut down on food waste?

Did you see the headlines yesterday saying that almost half the world’s food is thrown away?

A customer in an Oxfam fair trade shop in Barcelona. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: The GROW Method: How to fix the food system with every bite

There are simple things you can do every day, to help tackle hunger that affects 1 in 7 people around the world. In the GROW Method, we’ve come up with some easy ways to help you be a thriving, supportive and sustainable part of that big thing we’re always going on about – ‘the food system.’

“Female Food Heroes 2012” competition launches in Tanzania

Blog: “Female Food Heroes 2012” competition launches in Tanzania

The harmonies of singing women filled the air in Iyenge village as Esther Jerome, Anna Oloshuro and Mwandiwe Makame kicked off the celebrations to launch the 2012 Mama Shujaa Wa Chakula – Tanzania’s “Female Food Hero.”

This national ‘reality TV-style’ competition aims to raise awareness of the incredible achievements of female food producers across the country, whose contributions to society often go unrecognized.

Central India, Madhya Pradesh Nagender Chhikara

Blog: Fighting for food security in India

In India over the past 15 years, the debate about food, under a rights-based perspective, has become increasingly complex. Concerns about famine, emergency relief and technology-driven green revolutions have given way to discussions on the state's failure to deliver public distribution programmes, the discrimination these programmes perpetuate, legal entitlements to land, climate change, price volatility and the role of NGOs. In other words, the debate has shifted from starvation and subsistence to dignity and justice.

Un pequeño agricultor de maíz lucha por sobrevivir durante la sequía en Coiceição do Coité, Brazil.

Blog: La lucha contra la pobreza y la desigualdad debe ocupar un lugar central en Río+20

1992 fue un año memorable. En Sudáfrica se celebró el último referéndum en el que sólo las personas blancas podían participar y en el que una abrumadora mayoría votó a favor de acabar con el apartheid y crear un gobierno multirracial que reflejara un nuevo reparto de poder. Ese mismo año, la Unión Europea se formó en Maastricht.

Tackling poverty and inequality must be at the heart of Rio+20

Blog: Tackling poverty and inequality must be at the heart of Rio+20

1992 was a momentous year. In South Africa we had the final whites-only referendum in which the vast majority voted to end apartheid and create a power-sharing multi-racial government. In Maastricht the European Union was formed.


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