sustainable development

Photo: Tineke Dhaese/Oxfam

Blog: Where does development cooperation fit in the EU Multiannual Financial Framework?

The next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (the architecture of the EU's budget) will shape the priorities of the EU’s official development aid until at least 2027. But as member states outline what the budget will look like, development aid does not seem to have a place in the plan.

Indigenous farmers in Cambodia. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: A global fight for community rights: Securing indigenous and community land rights at scale

The widespread lack of indigenous and community

Emelina Dominguez tending to her vegetables. Honduras, 14 January 07. Photo: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Blog: Fighting inequality in Latin America: The road ahead

Latin America is proof that the global trend of rising economic inequality can be reversed, if the political will exists. Despite historically being the most unequal region in the world, it is the only region that has managed to reduce inequality during the past decade.

Enelesi Sailesi cuidando su campo de patatas, Malawi. Foto: Carlo Heathcote/Oxfam

Blog: Es hora de que el Banco Mundial proteja la tierra

Durante los últimos años, Oxfam ha dado a conocer cada vez más datos sobre el impacto y las dimensiones del acaparamiento de tierras en los países en los que trabajamos. Cuando tuvimos claras la velocidad y la escala de este fenómeno, decidimos que era hora de actuar.

Mrs Enelesi Sailesi tends her sweet potato field, Malawi. Photo: Carlo Heathcote/Oxfam

Blog: It’s time for World Bank to be a land leader

Over the last few years, Oxfam has uncovered more and more about the extent and impact of land grabbing in the countries where we work. When the speed and scale of this phenomenon became clear, we knew we had to act. We strongly believe that the World Bank is in a unique position to change the rules of the game, which is why we are asking them to lead the way in changing how agricultural land is bought and sold in the developing world.

Preparing porridge, Mali. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 3: The Ultimate, Elegant Engineering Solution

Low-input agriculture is hardly primitive. It is a highly skilled craft, utterly unlike the formulaic industry that “conventional” farming has become. Instead of continuing to pour oil on plants and hope for the best, let’s embrace an agriculture that requires more attention, more vigilance, and more knowledge

By Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org 

Blog: Can we square the circle of “green growth”?

If you like trying to fit square pegs in round holes, you’ll love this little challenge.

Can we (that’s humanity I’m talking about) figure out how to use Earth’s resources sustainably while ending poverty and extreme inequality at the same time – and achieve both of these in a world with a growing global population and an ever-growing global economy?

Here’s that four-fold challenge, set out in a snappy 5 minute video (many thanks to Ian McClelland).

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?

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