small farmers

Women in Chhattisgarh collecting forest produces from their village forest. Photo: Oxfam India

Blog: Forest as commons and women’s land rights: Reflections from India

How can we harness the power of collective rights of marginalized women in India to strengthen, safeguard and enrich their lives and the land, forests and waters they protect?

Esther Ndlovu, small farmer in Matobo district, southern Zimbabwe. Photo: Innocent Katsande/Oxfam

Blog: Zimbabwe: Swift action required as numbers of people affected by drought rise

Last week the Southern Africa Development Community declared a regional drought emergency, and launching a $2.4 billion appeal to the international community. Oxfam Communications Coordinator, Innocent Katsande reports from Zimbabwe on the urgent need for help.

Rose Usi, Balaka district, Malawi. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: The daily struggle to survive hunger is Malawi's 'new normal'

As Malawi experiences the worst drought

Anastacia Antonia, Farmer, Mozambique. 22 years old. Photo: Mario Macilau/Oxfam

Blog: Will businesses ‘Walk the Walk’ and “Talk the Walk” on the Road to Paris?

Business leaders meeting at the Business & Climate Summit in Paris this week have the power to show they will listen to those who are least to blame yet most affected by climate change. Will they take action for food security and for supporting small farmers?

Indian women tilling the earth. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Why ending poverty in India means tackling rural poverty and power

More than 800 million of India’s 1.25 billion people live in the countryside. One quarter of rural India’s population is below the official poverty line – 216 million people. Vanita Suneja, Oxfam India’s Economic Justice Lead, argues that India can’t progress until it tackles rural poverty.

Es el momento de #PlantarseporlaTierra

Blog: Es el momento de #PlantarseporlaTierra

Después de que 250.000 personas se uniesen a la petición para que Coca-Cola, PepsiCo y Associated British Foods —tres grandes empresas de la industria azucarera— garantizasen que el azúcar que utilizan en sus productos no origina acaparamientos de tierras, Coca-Cola se comprometió a adoptar medidas con el fin de detener el acaparamiento de tierras en su cadena de suministro.

 It’s time to #StandforLand

Blog: It’s time to #StandforLand

After 250,000 people joined the call for Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF), three of the biggest players in the sugar industry to make sure the sugar in their food and drinks doesn’t lead to land grabs, Coca-Cola committed to take steps to stop land grabs in their supply chain. Now it’s time to push Pepsi and ABF to do the same.

Cargill misses the point on land acquisitions in Colombia

Blog: Cargill misses the point on land acquisitions in Colombia

Cargill's land acquisitions not only affect small farmers’ access to land, but the peace process and rule of law.

Course-correction needed on the New Alliance for Food Security

Blog: Course-correction needed on the New Alliance for Food Security

Promoting responsible global investments in agriculture took a step forward last week. A working group appointed by the Committee on World Food Security met to discuss the Zero Draft of Principles for Responsible Agriculture Investment in Rome.

Cargill and the Colombian Government: Of land and inequality

Blog: Cargill and the Colombian Government: Of land and inequality

When two very unequal guys are fighting, an old Colombian saying tells us that we have a fight between “a free tiger and a tied donkey.”

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