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Birtukan Dagnachew Tegegn on her farm in northern Ethiopia. Photo: Ashenafi Molla/Oxfam

Blog: Les agricultrices interpellent les chefs d’État et de gouvernement sur le climat

Alors que les dirigeant-e-s mondiaux préparent les négociations sur le climat (COP 21) à Paris en décembre, les Héroïnes de l'alimentation - des femmes agricultrices engagées auprès de leurs communautés - demandent à celles et ceux qui représentent l’Afrique de prendre une position ferme et résolue.

Birtukan Dagnachew Tegegn on her farm in northern Ethiopia. Photo: Ashenafi Molla/Oxfam

Blog: Women farmers challenge world leaders to change climate agenda

As world leaders prepare for the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris in December to hammer out a climate deal, Female Food Heroes and others from across the continent are asking those representing Africa to take a bold stance.

A nurse at a hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: In sickness and in wealth: The case for universal health care

In the time it takes you to read the title of this blog, three more people in the world will have fallen below the poverty line.

Not because of anything to do with global economics but simply because they've had to pay for medical care. What a terrible choice: Do you use your last few cents to buy medicine for your child or to put food on the table? But this is the choice facing many families in poor countries on a daily basis.

Agriculture is employment in Tanzania

Blog: Agriculture is employment in Tanzania

Last year (2012) October Sister Martha was named Mama Shujaa wa Chakula (female food hero) of the year in Tanzania. Early this year she moved to a new piece of land in Morogoro Region where she has used the Mama Shujaa wa Chakula prize to start a youth training center teaching and demonstrating sustainable agricultural practices to the youth.

Martha Mwasu Waziri is crowned the Mama Shujaa wa Chakula (Female Food Hero) Tanzania 2012 Credit: Oxfam

Blog: #SemanaCRECE: Las heroínas de la alimentación en Tanzania

Durante la Semana CRECE hemos recibido fantásticas noticias sobre el gran trabajo que se está realizando en Tanzania para proporcionar apoyo a las productoras de alimentos y hacer frente a los problemas relacionados con la tenencia de la tierra. A continuación puedes leer la historia sobre la final del "reality show" Heroínas de la alimentación en el que participa Oxfam. Esta semana se anunció a la ganadora....

Martha Mwasu Waziri is crowned the Mama Shujaa wa Chakula (Female Food Hero) Tanzania 2012 Credit: Oxfam

Blog: #GROWWeek Day 6: Female Food Hero Finale in Tanzania

During GROW Week we’ve had a lot of fantastic updates on the great work that is being done in Tanzania to support female food producers and tackle the issues around land. Below is a wrap up story from the Female Food Heroes reality TV show that the women were heavily involved in developing. This week the winner was announced….

The Rural Women's Market in the Philippines. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: #SemanaCRECE - Los mejores momentos del 3er. día: bailar estilo Gangnam y “acaparar” una universidad

La gente está cogiéndole el ritmo a la Semana CRECE y la están convirtiendo en un auténtico festival, en el que las conversaciones sobre asuntos cruciales se están llevando a cabo con dinamismo y creatividad.

The Rural Women's Market in the Philippines. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Day 3 highlights: Gangnam dancing and land grabbing a university

People are getting into the swing of GROW Week and turning it into a real festival. There’s a real vibrancy and creativity in how people are striking up conversations about serious issues.

#GROWWeek: Lets talk land on World Food Day

Blog: #GROWWeek: Lets talk land on World Food Day

Today is World Food Day, an important day of celebration and campaigning all over the world. To coincide with this, Oxfam and partners are taking part in GROW Week to highlight the issues.

From reading, editing and uploading the stories and scanning pictures winging their way into our blog it’s clear that my colleagues are having fun as they make some noise about food and land issues.

“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.

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