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

Battle of the Brands

Blog: Battle of the Brands: The Annual Scorecard Update

Twice a year, Oxfam takes a look at publically available information on the agricultural sourcing policies of the top ten food and beverage companies. These are the same companies that make a large portion of what you buy everyday. Here's our latest assessment of how well the top 10 Food & Beverage companies are performing on 7 themes: Transparency, Women, Workers, Farmers, Land, Water, and Climate. 

A South Asian woman collecting rice from her fields

Blog: Support for women farmers could help us beat hunger

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International - Giving women access to the same productive resources as men could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100 to 150 million people. Today, to mark the International Day of Rural Women, the time for steadfast political commitment to help rural women has arrived.

A female farmer in her field, in El Salvador. Text overlay: "Everyone has the right to good food"

Blog: Cultivating Food Security for the people of El Salvador

Most of us eat food at least three times a day. But in El Salvador those who grow over 80 percent of the food consumed in the country are those most likely to suffer from hunger. It's time to change this.

A farmer is watering his banana trees, in Brazil. Photo: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Blog: "The Aldi price": It’s time to peel the banana scandal

German supermarket chains are partly responsible for substantially undercutting the legal minimum price for bananas in Ecuador, which has dire consequences for small agricultural producers and plantation workers.

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?

Photo of Edilza Duarte, 24, with daughter Stephanie Duarte and son Jason Duarte.

Blog: Coke, Pepsi and ABF: make sure your sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs

Too often, the sugar in your favorite food and drinks is sourced by kicking farmers and their families off their land. This leaves people homeless and hungry.

But you can change this. Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF) to make sure their sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs.

Man with his packed donkey in Kosht epa valley, Afghanistan

Blog: Day 7: Farmers do not come from Mars

If poor farmers had more freedom to innovate and adequate access to public and private investments, they would likely disappoint us by getting out of farming altogether. But even if only one or two in five remained, they would change the world for the better, literally.

By Julio A. Berdegué, Principal Researcher, Latin American Centre for Rural Development (RIMISP)

Two young students in Benin

Blog: Day 5: My daughter wants to be a farmer

Many and varied are the challenges we Nigerian women farmers face, from lack of land to uncertain markets to the daily burden of maintaining the household. Working as day labourers brings its own uncertainties. No wonder a future in agriculture is unattractive to Nigerian youth.

By Susan Godwin, Nigerian Farmer

Photo of Gebre Kiros Teklehaimano

Blog: Ethiopian farmers get their first “drought insurance” payout

A devastating drought is now plaguing parts of Ethiopia, but for farmers like Gebre Kiros Teklehaimanot who are participating in a new “weather insurance” initiative, the payment they received this month – the first in the program’s history – has softened the blow.


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