Food price volatility

Les riziculteurs vietnamiens bénéficient peu des larges profits des exportations rizicoles. Photo : Patrick Brown/Oxfam

Blog: Miracle ou mirage : qui profite des prix élevés du riz au Viêt Nam ?

L’essor de la production de riz a été présenté comme le moteur de la forte croissance économique que connaît le Viêt Nam depuis vingt ans. Mais allons-nous mettre à profit ces progrès ou risquons-nous de les laisser nous échapper ?

Rice farmers working on a field. Photo: Patrick Brown/Oxfam

Blog: Rice miracle or mirage: Who gains from high rice prices in Vietnam?

Expanding rice production has been heralded as the driver of Viet Nam’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades. But will we build on these achievements or risk seeing them slip away?

Harne Waddaye and her family are beneficiaries of Oxfam’s food distribution, in Chad. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: We need to break Africa's hunger cycle

Harne Waddaye, a 60-year-old grandmother, digs for food in the bare earth outside the small village of Louga in the African country of Chad. She is not digging for wild roots or for ones she has planted. She is raiding ant nests for the grain they have stored.

Oxfam volunteers demonstrate the impact of food price volatility Oxfam/Francesco Cafaro

Blog: #GROW Week day six: the famine in Somalia three months on

Three months to the day since the announcement of famine in Somalia, the situation in the country remains severe. 

Malnutrition rates among children in Somalia are the worst in the world. There are now 1.5 million Somalis – one in six of the population – who have been displaced and the upcoming rainy season brings the threat of outbreaks of disease among communities already weakened by malnutrition.

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