Oxfam International Blogs - World Food Day http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/tags/world-food-day fr Du 14 au 18 octobre, c’est la semaine CULTIVONS ! http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/13-10-14-semaine-cultivons <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>A travers le monde, dans plus de 15 pays, des milliers de personnes participent cette semaine à des événements célébrant la nourriture sous tous ses aspects, aussi bien en termes de plaisir que de pouvoir.</strong></p> <p>Le coup d’envoi de la semaine CULTIVONS a été donné lundi, deux jours avant la <strong><a href="http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/fr/" target="_blank" title="Journée mondiale de l'alimentation - 16 octobre 2013 - Des systèmes alimentaires durables au service de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition (FAO)" rel="nofollow">journée mondiale de l’alimentation</a></strong> célébrée mercredi. <strong>Retrouvez sur cette page, mise à jour quotidiennement, un aperçu de ce que font des militants et soutiens du monde entier</strong> dans le cadre de cette fête internationale sur le thème de la nourriture. Vous découvrirez des blogs, des photos et bien d’autres manières de participer et de s’engager.</p> <p>Voici déjà un avant-goût (non exhaustif) de ce qui a lieu à travers la planète :</p> <ul><li><strong>Australie : </strong>Série d'activités autour du thème <a href="https://www.oxfam.org.au/grow/eat-local-feed-global/" target="_blank" title="Eat local, feed global - Oxfam Australia" rel="nofollow">«<strong> Eat local, feed global</strong> »</a> («<strong> </strong>consommer local, nourrir le monde »)</li> <li><strong>Belgique</strong> : Les bénévoles des différents <strong><a href="http://www.oxfammagasinsdumonde.be/" target="_blank" title="Oxfam Magasins du Monde" rel="nofollow">magasins</a></strong> Oxfam accueillent les clients avec des petits encas et amuse-bouches durables et de <strong><a href="http://www.oxfamsol.be/fr/14-20-octobre-semaine-CULTIVONS.html" target="_blank" title=" semaine CULTIVONS en Belgique" rel="nofollow">nombreuses activités</a></strong> sont organisées dans l'ensemble du réseau Oxfam</li> <li><strong>Burkina-Faso</strong> : 3e édition du concours culinaire des <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/LesKoudouDuFaso?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Koudou du Faso</a> </strong>au cours duquel seront également organisés un forum sur  le droit équitable à l’alimentation, un débat télévisé, un marché de produits locaux, une campagne d'affichage...</li> <li><strong>Canada</strong> : <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.ca/grow/act/grow-week" target="_blank" title="Participate in GROW week - Oxfam Canada" rel="nofollow">« Challenge Pepsi »</a></strong>, un test de dégustation très instructif</li> <li><strong>Espagne</strong> : <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/fr/blogs/13-10-18-amerique-latine-afrique-espagne-femmes-changent-monde">Rassemblement international de femmes</a></strong> leaders sur le thème du droit à la terre et à l’alimentation, et lancement d’un rapport sur la consommation responsable et le commerce équitable en <strong><a href="http://www.intermonoxfam.org/es/campanas/proyectos/semana-crece-en-mundo" target="_blank" title="Semana Crece en el mundo" rel="nofollow">Espagne</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Etats-Unis</strong> : Dans le cadre de la campagne La face cachée des marques, des militants ont organisé des <strong><a href="http://www.oxfamamerica.org/campaigns/food-justice" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">actions de mobilisation</a></strong> devant les sièges de grandes entreprises agroalimentaires. Une opération également menée au <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.ca/grow/act/grow-week" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada</a></strong> et aux <strong><a href="http://www.thebittertasteofsugar.com/?_ga=1.185130667.385399739.1381829781" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pays-Bas</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Italie</strong> : Oxfam Italia lance une série de courtes vidéos sur le Web pour proposer des solutions concrètes contre le gaspillage alimentaire et changer les habitudes alimentaires et la façon dont on produit et consomme nos aliments. A découvrir en <strong><a href="http://www.oxfamitalia.org/eventi/oxfam-italia-coltiva-il-consumattore-che-e-in-te" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">italien</a></strong> et en <strong><a href="/en/blogs/13-10-16-world-food-day-grow-method-italy" rel="nofollow">anglais</a></strong> !</li> <li><strong>Mexique</strong> : Tour de vélo de 3,3 km dans les rues de Mexico pour sensibiliser à la <strong><a href="http://oxfammexico.org/crece/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">sécurité alimentaire</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Nigeria</strong> : Débat radiophonique sur l’impact des investissements en faveur des femmes agricultrices</li> <li><strong>Nouvelle-Zélande</strong> : <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org.nz/what-you-can-do/events/back-roots-public-talk-about-broken-food-system" target="_blank" title="Back to the Roots - a public talk about the broken food system - Oxfam New Zealand" rel="nofollow">Débat public</a></strong> avec les fondateurs d’Ooooby et de Food Forest NZ</li> <li><strong>Pérou</strong> : Grande action publique devant le siège du gouvernement</li> <li>Philippines : <strong><a href="http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/conversations/41013-oxfam-world-food-day" target="_blank" title=" Where does our food come from?" rel="nofollow">Débat en ligne</a></strong> sur l'alimentation animé par l'acteur et mannequin philippin Mikael Daez</li> <li><strong>Tanzanie</strong> : Assemblée des femmes rurales et festival culinaire à Zanzibar</li> <li><strong>Dans plusieurs pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest</strong> : Diffusion de la chanson <strong><a href="/fr/blogs/13-10-10-ecouter-voix-paysans-eleveurs-africains" rel="nofollow">« Où sont nos 10% »</a></strong> rappelant aux chefs d’Etats africains leur promesse faite il y a dix ans d'investir au moins 10% de leur budget national dans l'agriculture.</li> <li><strong>Dans le monde</strong> : Dîners organisés pour la journée mondiale de l’alimentation</li> </ul><p>Comment participer ? Vous pouvez par exemple organiser un dîner mercredi soir, lors de la journée mondiale de l’alimentation : une bonne occasion de discuter avec vos convives de l’origine des produits, des personnes qui les cultivent et les préparent et des façons de rendre notre système alimentaire plus juste et durable. Un petit <strong><a href="http://www.oxfamamerica.org/files/oxfam-america_2013-wfd-discussion-guide.pdf" target="_blank" title="World food day dinner discussion guide - questions and answers to guide your conversations" rel="nofollow">guide de discussion</a></strong> a même été créé pour l'occasion par Oxfam Amérique (en anglais) !</p> <p>Toutes ces activités s’inscrivent dans le cadre de notre <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/fr/cultivons" rel="nofollow"><strong>campagne CULTIVONS</strong> </a>– un mouvement mondial de personnes et d’organisations qui sont déterminées à s’attaquer aux causes de la faim et aux intérêts particuliers qui privent des populations de la nourriture dont elles ont besoin.</p> <h3>Consommateurs, vous avez le pouvoir !</h3> <p>A l'occasion de cette semaine CULTIVONS, utilisez votre pouvoir de consommateur-trice pour changer la façon dont les géants de l'agroalimentaire opèrent. Alors que la demande de sucre augmente, les terres agricoles sont l'objet d'une véritable ruée. Oxfam a constaté que des sociétés qui fournissent en sucre <strong><a href="/fr/blogs/13-10-02-coca-cola-pepsi-abf-sucre-accaparements-terres" rel="nofollow">Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Associated British Foods</a></strong> et d'autres géants de l'agroalimentaire chassent des paysans pauvres de leurs terres et les privent de leurs droits, laissant nombre d'entre eux sans abri et sans nourriture.</p> <p>Les accaparements de terres sont l'ingrédient secret - et amer - de l'industrie du sucre. Mais nous pouvons faire en sorte que cela change. En tant que consommateur-trice, votre avis compte aux yeux des grandes entreprises agroalimentaires. <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/fr/cultivons/lafacecachedesmarques" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Découvrez la face cachée des marques et agissez !</a></strong></p> <h3>Rejoignez le mouvement !</h3> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Du 14 au 18 octobre, c’est la semaine CULTIVONS !</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_en first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-10-14-grow-week-2013" title="GROW Week 2013 is here! 14-18 October" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> <li class="translation_es last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/13-10-14-del-14-al-18-de-octubre-llega-la-semana-crece" title="Del 14 al 18 de octubre, ¡llega la Semana Crece!" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> </ul> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:55:33 +0000 Georgi York 10481 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/13-10-14-semaine-cultivons#comments Five Inspirational Quotes about Food, Hunger and Changing the World http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/81740 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>Today, 16 October is World Food Day. Did you even know that was a thing? And although it might be a moment to celebrate the food we eat, it’s also a good moment to stop and think about the people who grow it.</strong></p><p>Millions of people who produce our food work for poverty wages, often in awful conditions. Women face lower pay, insecure contracts and harassment at work. And too many of these farmers and food workers don’t even have enough to eat themselves.</p><p><strong>But it doesn’t have to be this way;</strong> within our lifetime, we can create a world where no one will have to live in extreme poverty or work in degrading, inhumane conditions. Change is possible – and like our knives and forks – it’s in our hands. If we join together as shoppers, farmers and food workers across the world we can force food companies and governments to listen.</p><p>Momentum is building. Just last month, supermarket chain <a href="https://twitter.com/Oxfam/status/1049240542838738945" rel="nofollow">Lidl announced it would sell only Fairtrade bananas</a> in its 3,000 stores in Germany. And <a href="https://www.behindtheprice.org/en/" rel="nofollow">more than 230,000 people</a> from 108 countries have already joined the call to end human suffering in our food. This pressure will help push supermarkets worldwide to honour the hands that harvest our crops.</p><p><strong>So today, on World Food Day, let’s keep that momentum going.</strong></p><p>Enjoy these quotes on food, hunger and changing the world - and share them with your friends to inspire them, too.</p><p><img alt="“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.” - Dolores Huerta" title="“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.” - Dolores Huerta" height="1200" width="1200" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/oxfam-wfd-quote1-1200.jpg" /></p><p><strong>Dolores Huerta</strong> is a labour organizer and feminist from the USA. With Cesar Chavez she co-founded the <a href="https://ufw.org/" rel="nofollow">United Farm Workers Union</a> to stand up for farm workers’ rights.</p><p>Over more than 50 years she has led and won countless struggles for union rights, better wages and working conditions, and women’s rights.</p><p><img alt="&quot;The fight is never about grapes or lettuce, it&#039;s always about people.&quot; - Cesar Chavez" title="&quot;The fight is never about grapes or lettuce, it&#039;s always about people.&quot; - Cesar Chavez" height="1200" width="1200" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="2" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/oxfam-wfd-quote2-1200.jpg" /></p><p><strong>Cesar Chavez</strong> dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of farm workers in the US, many of whom were migrants working in terrible conditions and facing discrimination. As co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, he used nonviolent tactics like boycotts, and strikes to focus attention on the problems faced by farm workers and win important rights.<br>&nbsp;<br><img alt="&quot;Why should there be hunger and deprivation?&quot; - Martin Luther King" title="&quot;Why should there be hunger and deprivation?&quot; - Martin Luther King" height="1200" width="1200" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="3" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/oxfam-wfd-quote3-1200-mlk.jpg" /><br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Martin Luther King</strong> needs no introduction. As well as leading the civil rights movement, he spoke out against hunger and poverty in the US and beyond.</p><p><img alt="&quot;Recognize that the world is hungry for action, not words.&quot; - Nelson Mandela" title="&quot;Recognize that the world is hungry for action, not words.&quot; - Nelson Mandela" height="1200" width="1200" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="4" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/oxfam-wfd-quote4-1200-mandela.jpg" /></p><p>Finally, a quote from <strong>anti-apartheid revolutionary and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela</strong>. His actions and his words continue to inspire people across the world.<br><br>Feeling ready to help end human suffering in our food?</p><p><strong>You can start by taking action here <a href="http://www.behindtheprice.org/" rel="nofollow">www.behindtheprice.org</a>. </strong>What are you waiting for? :)<strong><br></strong></p><p><strong><img alt="&quot;Every minute is a chance to change the world.&quot; - Dolores Huerta" title="&quot;Every minute is a chance to change the world.&quot; - Dolores Huerta" height="1200" width="1200" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="5" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/oxfam-wfd-quote5-1200-dolores.jpg" /></strong> <br><em>This entry posted on 15 October 2018, by Georgi York, Public Campaign Lead - Oxfam's GROW campaign.</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Five Inspirational Quotes about Food, Hunger and Changing the World</h2></div> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:08:01 +0000 Georgi York 81740 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/81740#comments Collective voices critical to end hunger http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27958 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><em>As GROW Week came to a close, Dorah Ntunga from Oxfam in Uganda reflected on World Food Day as the pivotal moment for Africa’s Women.Food.Climate campaign.</em></p> <p>Last week, in the lead up to <a href="http://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2015/10/the-hottest-campaign-in-africa-this-world-food-day"><strong>World Food Day</strong></a> (Oct 16), I witnessed the true definition of power to the people. Across Africa, over twenty countries came together with a common calling to create a space for women to tell their stories and ask their governments to act on issues that are important to them.</p> <p>As we are all experiencing, the impacts of climate change are evident on our plates. This is why the <a href="http://womenfoodclimate.org/"><strong>Women Food Climate campaign</strong></a> makes so much sense regardless of where one comes from. Hunger, as a result of extreme weather - and its causes - needs to be put in the spotlight.</p> <p>Speaking to Anne, a woman from Kampala’s suburban area on why she’s supporting the campaign, she did not hesitate to say, “I no longer have a choice over what I feed my family because the prices of food have become extremely high. My mother, back in the village, can no longer send me bags of food as she used to to support the family because the harvests have been so poor. I actually need to send her money for food. She also has the same cry, things have to change to enable my mother grow enough food, that way I will have food too. This is why I am signing this petition.”</p> <p>Like Anne and many other voices of women from different countries it is evident that women are indeed feeling the impacts of climate change the most, as they have the responsibility of feeding their families. Women farmers currently account for 45-80 per cent of all food production in developing countries.</p> <p><strong>Climate change affects development</strong> and it increases already high poverty levels. The strong statements the campaign has generated particularly inspire me. In Uganda, Oxfam Country Director Peter Kamalingin noted that, “If you do not have food, it is difficult to be active in democratic processes or development.”  - a sentiment that resonates with many and could not have been articulated any better at a time when Uganda is gearing up for the next general elections in March 2016.</p> <p>True to his statement, hunger leaves people even more vulnerable and in Uganda nowhere is more affected than the Karamoja region where rain patterns have been erratic for many decades. This situation is now being seen not only in Uganda, but also across many other parts of the African continent.</p> <p><strong>Climate change is already</strong> <a href="http://Africa’s Smallholders Adapting to Climate Change The need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers"><strong>eroding food production in Africa</strong></a> and will continue to hit the continent hardest, increasing food insecurity where it is already amongst the worst in the world. This is the time to act, the time to build resilience and strengthen communities ability to guarantee a future where we can all enjoy our rights with no insecurities of any form.</p> <p>The climate change story needs to be told, and I strongly believe our efforts in the campaign so far have gone a long way in influencing the global agenda. At the World Food Day celebrations in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni acknowledged Oxfam’s work on climate change in his public address. And at national level I have witnessed great collaboration with partners and communities at all levels.  </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kwis5o-oHHs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>It is my hope that</strong> <strong><a href="http://womenfoodclimate.org/">thousands of people</a></strong> who have signed the petitions across Africa and the rest of the world demanding our leaders to act will be listened to and their voices will count at the table where they will not be present. Leaders, particularly those from Africa, should therefore be sensitive to the needs of the people and their support of women farmers and make concrete commitments that address the impacts of climate change.</p> <p>Just like the old saying, I think Women.Food.Climate is a true stitch in time – leaders must therefore demonstrate their true leadership and act now to save the continent from adverse impacts.</p> <p>If world leaders make strong commitments towards tackling climate change at the <a href="http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en"><strong>UN climate talks in Paris</strong></a> it will be a great step towards putting us on the road towards ending hunger, achieving food security and fighting poverty.</p> <p><strong>I do hope the collective voices will make a significant difference.</strong></p> <p><em>This entry posted by Dorah Ntunga, Information, Media &amp; Communications Officer, Oxfam in Uganda, on 19 October 2015.</em></p> <h3>What you can do</h3> <p><a href="http://womenfoodclimate.org/"><strong>Demand world leaders take action for Women.Food.Climate.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Share our GROW Week 2015 Storify:</strong></p> <p> </p><div class="storify"> <iframe src="//storify.com/Oxfam/grow-week-2015/embed?header=false&amp;border=false&amp;template=slideshow" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/Oxfam/grow-week-2015.js?header=false&amp;border=false&amp;template=slideshow"></script><p></p><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/Oxfam/grow-week-2015" target="_blank">View the story "Climate Change. Poverty. Hunger. It's all the same fight." on Storify</a>]</noscript></div> </div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Collective voices critical to end hunger</h2></div> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:01:30 +0000 Dorah Ntunga 27958 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27958#comments Women farmers challenge world leaders to change climate agenda http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27919 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>When 38-year-old Burtikan Dagnachew won the Female Food Hero Award in 2013, it was more than just recognition for the work she had done as a woman farmer: it was the impetus for even greater achievements. Dagnachew hails from the village of Gola Mechare in the Amhara region in Northern Ethiopia, which is considered to be one of the worst areas for agriculture due to recurring droughts. </p> <p>Oxfam launched the <strong><a href="http://www.oxfamblogs.org/eastafrica/?p=2393" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Female Food Hero Award in 2011</a></strong> as a contest to give African women farmers - often the unsung heroes in the production of food - recognition. It has, over the past four years, become a platform for a new breed of activist in the fight against climate change.</p> <p><strong>The Female Food Heroes Award</strong> has not only given women like Burtikan a voice but has also made them aware of the impact of climate change on their communities. Burtikan says: “Life has changed a lot for me since then. And, because of my experience and training, I am taking care of myself, my family and sharing my experiences in working for food security with my community.”</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.oxfamblogs.org/eastafrica/?p=2393" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Since its introduction in Tanzania</a></strong>, the annual <strong><a href="https://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/12-07-24-female-food-heroes-2012-competition-launches-tanzania">Female Food Heroes competition</a></strong> now takes place in many countries around the world and showcases the significant role that women play in sustainable food security. Oxfam America’s Seble Teweldbirhan says: “We call Birtukan a hero because of her resilience in that area by building a water shade and being open-minded about using new mechanisms and technologies to help her adapt climate change.“Burtikan, who is also an ardent tree-planter, is famous in her village for speaking out about protecting the environment and working to reverse the damage,” she adds.</p> <p>According to a <strong><a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/africas-smallholders-adapting-climate-change" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">recent publication by Oxfam</a></strong> , <strong>climate change is already eroding food production in Africa</strong> and will continue to hit the continent hardest, increasing food insecurity where it is already amongst the worst in the world. </p> <p>Joining their voices with others across the continent as part of the <strong><a href="http://womenfoodclimate.org/" rel="nofollow">Women Food Climate</a></strong> campaign activities, Female Food Heroes are calling for support for women smallholder producers, who are on the front lines in facing climate change impacts. This week Burtikan participated in the <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/femalefoodheroes" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">“We Feed the Planet”</a></strong> event as part of the Expo Milano 2015, whilst in Nigeria the season finale of the competition was held  on the International Day of Rural Women on October 15th, and was presided over by Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari’ who was also named the Ambassador of the Ogbonge Women.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ffhnigeria.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">In Nigeria</a></strong> the annual competition has been running since 2012, attracting close to 4000 entrants in 2015 alone. Monica Maigari from Madakiya, Kaduna state, who was the 2014 runner-up, used her prize money to acquire land in her community: “Now that I own a piece of land, young people in my community will have more work to do and more money in their pocket”. </p> <p>Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy more famous for its oil industry, is home to more than 170 million people. Agriculture is a vital part of the economy, comprising more about 22% of all economic activity and more importantly, providing 70% of all employment. This year Nigeria has allocated only 0.89 percent of its national budget to agriculture.</p> <p>Oxfam’s Country Director in Nigeria, Jan Rogge says that “Women provide most of the labour in the sector, but get little recognition and little support, something that these awards are working to change”.</p> <p>The local brand name, Ogbonge women, means ‘resilient and who is someone strong’ says Abdulazeez Musa of Oxfam, a quality which deserves celebrating, but also needs to be supported. ‘Women are living with the reality of climate change. They may not name it as climate change but the rains are not coming as usual and the patterns are different and this is their reality they live with in Nigeria’ says Musa.</p> <p>While the past two years have been a steep learning curve for Burtikan, she remains committed: “The lesson is that we have to keep working hard, adopting new and modern mechanisms in our farming, learn to adapt and cope with climate change, and help each other at the village level to do better.” As with previous life changing trips to the States, Burtikan has used the trip to Italy for the Expo Milano, the largest-ever event organized on food and nutrition, to learn from this global showcase of new agriculture technologies.</p> <p>But Burtikan believes that political will is also important: “We actually need the political will, and better policy and implementation mechanisms at a higher level, so that our lives can improve.” In Ethiopia, the majority of climate change related actions are domestically funded through an estimated $440m every year – accounting for 14.5 percent of the national budget. This amount for one year is more than Ethiopia has received in total from international climate finance.</p> <p>As world leaders prepare for the <strong><a href="http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Conference of the Parties (COP 21)</a></strong> in Paris in December to hammer out a climate deal, Female Food Heroes and others from across the continent are <a href="https://act.oxfam.org/international/women-food-climate" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>asking those representing Africa to take a bold stance</strong>. </a>They are hoping the Paris Agreement will deliver an increase in funding for African countries to adapt and that those funds will prioritize women farmers’ needs.</p> <p><em>This entry posted by Crystal Orderson, a South African journalist, on 16 October 2015.</em></p> <h3>Read more</h3> <p><strong><a href="https://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/15-10-12-raising-rural-womens-voices-road-paris" target="_blank">Raising rural women’s voices on the Road to Paris</a></strong></p> <h3>What you can do</h3> <p><a href="https://act.oxfam.org/international/women-food-climate" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Take action on climate change: join African people's petition</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Share our new film: <a href="http://oxfamstories.org/climate-for-change/" rel="nofollow">4 stories, 4 continents, 4 inspirational women.</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For the latest on World Food Day, and how women around the world are fighting climate change, fllow our <a href="https://storify.com/Oxfam/grow-week-2015" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GROW WEEK Storify</a> </strong></p> <p> </p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Women farmers challenge world leaders to change climate agenda</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_fr first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/15-10-16-les-agricultrices-interpellent-les-chefs-d%E2%80%99%C3%A9tat-et-de-gouvernement-sur-le-climat" title="Les agricultrices interpellent les chefs d’État et de gouvernement sur le climat" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> <li class="translation_es last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/15-10-16-agricultoras-africanas-instan-los-lideres-mundiales-acordar-una-agenda-contra-cambio-climatico" title="Agricultoras africanas instan a los líderes mundiales a acordar una agenda contra el cambio climático" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> </ul> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 08:36:56 +0000 Guest Blogger 27919 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27919#comments Ending Hunger. One step at time. http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/22381 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>“I see the climate is changing a lot. Before it wasn’t like this.” </strong>Climate change is already having an impact on the ability of communities to feed themselves - <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/multimedia/photos/how-communities-are-adapting-impact-climate-change-food" rel="nofollow"><strong>communities like that of Virginia Ñuñonca</strong></a>, a farmer in the Peruvian highlands. Like many of the world’s more than 500 million family farmers, Virginia is experiencing increased impacts from climate change.<strong> Changing seasons and extreme weather are leading to droughts, flash floods and landslides. </strong></p> <p>Put simply, climate change is making people hungry.</p> <p><img alt="Farmer Virginia Ñuñonca Ccallo, 54, and her daughter Elian, 11, with some of their lambs and sheep." title="Farmer Virginia Ñuñonca Ccallo, 54, and her daughter Elian, 11, with some of their lambs and sheep." height="600" width="900" typeof="Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/ous_49078_ram4981-900x600.jpg" /></p> <p>But Virginia is not alone. Communities are coming together to feed people and fight climate change <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/1856">this week</a></strong> in celebration of <strong><a href="http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en/" rel="nofollow">World Food Day</a></strong> (16 October) and as part of <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow" rel="nofollow">GROW week</a></strong> (13–17 October).</p> <ul> <li>In <strong>Australia</strong>, over 500 community groups, schools and workplaces hosted a meal to raise money and to call on the Australian Government do its fair share to reduce hunger.</li> <li>Activists in the <strong>Philippines</strong> are taking part in a ‘Climate Walk’ aimed at spurring action on climate change and climate disasters as they urged governments to ‘walk their climate talk’.</li> <li>The group will walk 1,000 kilometers to arrive in Tacloban, ground zero for <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/philippines/philippines-typhoon-haiyan-our-response" rel="nofollow">Typhoon Haiyan</a></strong> (Yolanda), on 8 November, exactly a year since the super Typhoon made landfall.</li> <li>This week we’ve also been showing our support for Oxfam’s partners in <strong>El Salvador</strong>, who yesterday handed over a <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/action/give-el-salvadors-families-right-good-food" rel="nofollow">petition to legislators calling for the right to nutritious and available food</a></strong>.</li> <li>And in Oxfam shops all over <strong>Belgium</strong>, customers have been enjoying a wide range of fair trade and local snacks. They’re finding out about the <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/campaigns/grow-method" rel="nofollow">GROW method</a></strong> in the most enjoyable way possible: one meal at a time. They’re also discovering that a fair food system is not only possible – it’s pretty tasty too!</li> <li>Oxfam supporters in Belgium are also <strong><a href="http://www.cultivons.be/fr/actu/working-title" rel="nofollow">putting</a></strong> <strong><a href="http://www.cultivons.be/nl/nieuws/re-launch-climate-petition-eu-2030-blog" rel="nofollow">pressure</a></strong> on Belgium’s Energy Minister, to bring ambitious goals to the table for the EU 2030 climate negotiations at the end of this month. The EU needs to step up and get a “race to the top” going on <strong>reducing emissions ahead of the global climate negotiations</strong> in Lima, Peru this year and Paris, France in 2015. </li> </ul> <p>While we wait for politicians to act, <strong>farming families continue to feel the impact of climate change</strong>. So we need to build an even stronger movement to create a future where everyone has enough to eat.</p> <h3>What you can do</h3> <p>Here’s what you can do: <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-10-13-families-are-leading-way-feed-people-and-fight-climate-change">take our quiz to find out if you can make it as a farmer</a></strong>, and share it with your friends so they know we must act together!</p> <p>Have a look and share our <strong>Storify recap of an action-packed GROW Week 2014!</strong></p> </p> <iframe src="//storify.com/Oxfam/what-happened-in-grow-week-2014/embed?header=false" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Ending Hunger. One step at time.</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/14-10-17-acabemos-con-el-hambre-%E2%80%93-paso-paso" title="Acabemos con el hambre – Paso a paso" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/14-10-17-pas-%C3%A0-pas-%C3%A9radiquer-la-faim" title="Pas à pas, éradiquer la faim" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:54:54 +0000 Aaron Hamerlynck 22381 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/22381#comments World Food Day: From small farmer to Ethiopian female food hero http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/22237 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>Birtukan Dagnachew Tegegn believes in making a contribution to the world- through farming</strong>. “When you collect the harvest … it makes you feel like you are witnessing the wonders of nature,” she said. “[You are] taking care of the most valuable thing, which is the food we all eat.”</p> <p>But making a living this way hasn’t been easy for Birtukan. <strong>She comes from rural <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/ethiopia" rel="nofollow">Ethiopia</a>, where many farmers are battling effects of climate change </strong>and challenged by a lack of resources and agricultural training.</p> <p>In an interview with Oxfam, Birtukan explained that she had been struggling as a small holder farmer all her life, but after losing her husband in 2000, her family’s situation became precarious. Keeping her farm seemed impossible.</p> <p>“Farming is very hard work,” Birkutan says <strong>“I do not think there is a right word to express the excessive physical labor small holder farmers invest on their land.</strong>”</p> <p>But what Birtukan lacked in physical strength she made up with smarts. She convinced her neighbors to help plough her plot, and she sought out agricultural training to learn what crops to plant in her drought-prone region. <strong>Her training and education empowered her to make bold decisions</strong>—such as planting fruit and coffee trees, unheard of in her area—and gave her the motivation to work tirelessly every day to make her farm productive.</p> <p>“The outcome was beyond my expectation,” said Birtukan. “I started selling these fruits, and for the first time in my life, I had some savings.” With this income, she was able to not only feed her children but pay for their education.</p> <p>In 2013, Birtukan won national recognition as a <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blog/12-04-05-transforming-economic-power-advance-women-rights-justice#FFH"><strong>Female Food Hero</strong></a>, an award that recognizes the women who often make up the majority of food producers but have the least access to land, credit, and education.</p> <p>The significance of investing in food heroes like Birtukan reaches far beyond Ethiopia. Family farmers <strong><a href="http://www.ifad.org/climate/resources/smallholders_report.pdf" rel="nofollow">manage over 500 million farms around the world</a></strong>, and provide up to 80 percent of the food supply in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. So when governments invest in these farmers’ skills and productivity, they are ensuring the food security of millions.</p> <p>This week, Birtukan will speak to leaders at the <strong><a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org" rel="nofollow">World Food Prize</a></strong> in Iowa, USA, and in Washington, DC, bringing that message about the importance of investing in family farmers.</p> <p><strong>“If people knew what it takes to bring their food on their table,” said Birtukan, “I think they would start appreciating smallholder farmers more.”</strong></p> <p><em>With reporting from Ethiopia by Seble Teweldebirhan</em></p> <h3>You may also like</h3> <p><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-10-15-support-women-farmers-could-help-us-beat-hunger"><strong>Support for women farmers could help us beat hunger</strong></a> - Winnie Byanyima</p> <h3>What you can do</h3> <p><strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow" rel="nofollow">Join the campaign</a> to ensure we all have enough to eat, always</strong></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>World Food Day: From small farmer to Ethiopian female food hero</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/14-10-16-en-el-d%C3%ADa-mundial-de-la-alimentaci%C3%B3n-celebremos-la-historia-de-una-hero%C3%ADna-diferente" title="En el Día Mundial de la Alimentación, celebremos la historia de una heroína diferente" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/14-10-16-journ%C3%A9e-mondiale-de-l%E2%80%99alimentation%C2%A0-le-parcours-atypique-d%E2%80%99une-h%C3%A9ro%C3%AFne-du-quotidien" title="Journée mondiale de l’alimentation : le parcours atypique d’une héroïne du quotidien en Éthiopie " class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sameerah Siddiqui 22237 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/22237#comments Families are leading the way to feed people and fight climate change http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/21998 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>It’s 4am. You get up like any other morning with your young baby. Except today is different.</strong></p> <p>Last night a freak storm flooded your fields and your crops are out of action. You don’t know how you will make a living or feed your family in the coming months.</p> <p>This is the reality that many of more than 500 million family farms face today because of climate change. Women are at the heart of the global food system, guarding a future where everyone has enough to eat.</p> <p>Whilst rich Governments and some businesses are letting 1 in 9 people go hungry, we can stop climate change making people hungry if we work together – and it starts by spreading the word about the need to act.</p> <h2>Take the quiz: Could you make it as a farmer?</h2> <p><strong>Take and share our quiz to find out if you could make it as a farmer – and share the quiz to help build a movement to feed people and fight climate change!</strong></p> <div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.tryinteract.com/js/embed.js" data-user="oxfam" data-id="1" data-w="100%" data-h="600px"></script><p class="interact-p"><a href="https://www.tryinteract.com" class="interact-link">Powered by Interact</a></p> </div> <h2>This week, thousands around the world are taking action!</h2> <p>This summer Oxfam supporters <strong><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/2014/aug/21/kellogg-general-mills-oxfam-climate-change">successfully called on big food companies like Kellogg and General Mills</a></strong> to reduce their harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Then in September people <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-09-26-peoples-climate-march-around-world-pictures-biggest-climate-mobilisation-ever">took to the streets</a></strong> to call on world leaders to step up and act on climate change. Today is International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, and governments must do more to help feed people and fight climate change.</p> <p>As World Food Day approaches this Thursday, thousands of people around the world are joining families and farmers in taking action to feed people and fight climate change.</p> <p>It’s all part of GROW week (Monday 13 – Friday 17 October) and here’s a taste of just a few things that are happening around the world:</p> <ul><li>Oxfam will join NGOs and governments in attending the launch of a new Disaster Risk Reduction programme in Armenia and Tajikistan;</li> <li>Female Food Heroes in Armenia are leading workshops for women’s leadership training to help other women run successful farms and community projects;</li> <li>Oxfam supporters in Australia, Belgium and the USA are holding hunger banquets to raise awareness and money for food security programs;</li> <li>Female Food Heroes and Oxfam staff are meeting with national governments and regional bodies in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, the USA, Asia and Africa to argue for better food security programs;</li> <li>Oxfam offices in Philippines and Myanmar are releasing reports on smallholder farmers and market linkages;</li> <li>Thousands of people will attend a music concert in West Africa raising awareness of the need to feed people and fight climate change;</li> <li>Supporters in Canada will carry buckets of water and blog about the experience to highlight the increasing distance in which women are fetching water as a result of climate change;</li> <li>Members of the public in Belgium will take part in lobbying their government to push for a European commitment to renewable energy, to stop feeding climate change;</li> <li>An open letter from Oxfam and women farmer organizations to the Nigerian Head of State will be published in a national newspaper, concerning inequalities between rural women and men;</li> <li>People will debate family farming, food, climate change and women’s role in helping fix the problem on TV and radio in Burkina Faso, Tanzania and West Africa;</li> <li>Food sovereignty high profile public hearing in Bangladesh; women’s contribution to food, in Nepal;</li> <li>Universities in Tanzania and Nigeria will host a debate and a film screening;</li> <li>Oxfam and partners in Indonesia will launch a Young Farmer Ambassador Program, and give out a GROW award for best media reporting on food justice;</li> <li>Youth in Tajikistan will have a flashmob to call on people to keep up the fight against poverty;</li> <li>Oxfam will take part in a farmer forum in Cambodia;</li> <li>A seed caravan will tour Sri Lanka campaigning against the ban on seed banking.</li> <li>The Asian Rural Womens' Travelling Journal (WTJ) has travelled anew, providing 45 rural women in 7 countries around Asia a medium to share their stories, struggles and triumphs and to raise their voices on food, land rights, climate justice, and empowering themselves.</li> </ul><p>There’s plenty going on. While climate change is making hunger worse, we can work together to fix it.</p> <p><strong>Share the quiz above to get your friends engaged with the issue and <strong><a href="/en/blogs/1856">watch out for more blogs this week</a></strong> with information on how you can get involved!</strong></p> </div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Families are leading the way to feed people and fight climate change</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/14-10-13-las-familias-dan-ejemplo-de-c%C3%B3mo-alimentarse-y-luchar-contra-el-cambio-clim%C3%A1tico" title="Las familias dan ejemplo de cómo alimentarse y luchar contra el cambio climático" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/14-10-13-les-familles-d%E2%80%99agriculteurs-aux-avant-gardes-de-la-production-alimentaire-et-de-la" title="Les familles d’agriculteurs aux avant-gardes de la production alimentaire et de la lutte contre le changement climatique" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Clancy Moore 21998 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/21998#comments Promoting a sustainable food system in Nigeria http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10470 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>This year is the 10th anniversary of the <a href="http://www.nepad.org/nepad/knowledge/doc/1787/maputo-declaration" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Maputo Declaration</a>, where African heads of state pledged to dedicate a minimum of 10% of their national budget towards agriculture.</strong> However, they have not kept our promise in Nigeria: less than 3% of the current budget is allocated to agriculture, even though agriculture accounts for about 40% of GDP.</p> <p>As part of the GROW campaign, Nigerian celebrities Tuface Idibia, Lami Phillips, and Sound Sultan have teamed up with five francophone West African artists to record a song <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/13-10-10-maputo-10-listening-voices-african-farmers">calling on African leaders to keep their promises</a></strong>.</p> <p>In solidarity with our small scale farmers – let's listen, enjoy, and most importantly share the song!</p> <ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQZylewREJ0&amp;feature=c4-overview&amp;list=UUP19oUtmzamYAOTuOpTfThg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Listen to the song on YouTube</a><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a25kXw8AZE&amp;list=UUP19oUtmzamYAOTuOpTfThg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://we.tl/HuWMqEwDsv" rel="nofollow">Download the song</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/13-10-10-maputo-10-listening-voices-african-farmers">Read the letter co-signed by the artists</a></strong></li> </ul><p>The launch of the song is one of the events of GROW Week, a series of activities around <strong><a href="http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/" rel="nofollow">World Food Day</a></strong> on 16 October 2013 with the theme: “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”.</p> <h3>What else is happening?</h3> <p>Here are some of the other events during GROW Week in Nigeria:</p> <ul><li>Using the GROW platform, small scale farmers – particularly women family farmers – will have the opportunity to exhibit their farm produce and products and be honored at <strong>Nigeria's national agricultural show</strong>, organized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.</li> <li>GROW Week will also visit some <strong>radio stations</strong> to talk about the WFD 2013 theme and the Impact of Investing in Women Small Scale Farmers to commemorate the International Rural Women's Day.</li> <li>To catch young people’s attention for agriculture, GROW will engage with secondary schools to establish or revive <strong>Young Farmers GROW clubs</strong>.</li> <li>Other notable activities include a "sensitization walk", a quiz competition among students and a symposium.</li> </ul><h3>Join the GROW Week conversation</h3> <p><strong>Follow Oxfam in Nigeria</strong> on <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/OxfaminNigeria" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a></strong> – we will keep you posted on GROW Week and World Food Day activities.</p> <p>To discuss World Food Day in Nigeria on <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/oxfaminnigeria" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a></strong>, please include <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WFD9ja" rel="nofollow">#WFD9ja</a></strong> in your Tweets.</p> <p>For more about how Oxfam is celebrating World Food Day around the world, follow <a href="https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&amp;q=%23OxfamGROW" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>#OxfamGROW</strong></a>.</p> <p> </p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Promoting a sustainable food system in Nigeria</h2></div> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:04:14 +0000 Aissatou Sall 10470 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10470#comments GROW Week 2013 is here! 14-18 October http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10467 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Today, just ahead of World Food Day on Wednesday, Oxfam launched GROW Week. Around the world, in over 15 countries, thousands of people are participating in events to celebrate the joy and power of food.</p> <p>Every day we’ll be showing you what supporters and campaigners are doing around the world – an international celebration of food with daily blogs, photo roundups, and loads of ways to get involved and take action.</p> <h3>GROW Week around the world</h3> <p>Here’s a taste of what's happening around the world:</p> <ul><li><strong>Australia</strong>: <a href="https://www.oxfam.org.au/grow/eat-local-feed-global/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Eat local, feed global</strong></a></li> <li><strong>Belgium</strong>: Shop volunteers cooking appetizers for customers</li> <li><strong>Canada</strong>: A “Pepsi Challenge”-style taste test</li> <li><strong>Mexico</strong>: A 3.3 kilometer bike tour in Mexico City for food security</li> <li><strong>New Zealand</strong>: A public talk with the founders of Ooooby and Food Forest NZ</li> <li><strong>Nigeria</strong>: A song – "<a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/video/2013/where-our-10-baaba-maal-recording-session" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Where Is Our 10%?</strong></a>" – by renowned African celebrities</li> <li><strong>Nigeria</strong>: A radio talk show on the impact of investing in women family farmers</li> <li><strong>Peru</strong>: Big public actions at government headquarters</li> <li><strong>Philippines</strong>: The <a href="http://mikaeldaez.com/2013/07/03/the-grow-challenge-oxfam-philippines/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>#GROWChallenge to #EatBrownRice</strong></a></li> <li><strong>Spain</strong>: An international meeting of women leaders on the right to food and land</li> <li><strong>Spain</strong>: A report about Fair Trade and responsible consumption n Spain</li> <li><strong>Tanzania</strong>: Rural Women Assembly and a food festival in Zanzibar</li> <li><strong>Worldwide</strong>: World Food Day Dinners</li> </ul><h3><a href="http://www.oxfamamerica.org/files/oxfam-america_2013-wfd-discussion-guide.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>World Food Day Dinners</h3> <p>How can you get involved yourself? Host a World Food Day Dinner on Wednesday. Make it a meal that fosters a conversation about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and how we can make the food system more just and sustainable. This handy <a href="http://www.oxfamamerica.org/files/oxfam-america_2013-wfd-discussion-guide.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>discussion guide</strong></a> from Oxfam America should help to bring your dinner party to life:</p> <p>We’re doing all this as part of the <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/" rel="nofollow"><strong>GROW campaign</strong></a> – a global movement of people and organizations determined to tackle the root causes of hunger and the vested interests that keep people hungry.</p> <h3>Use your consumer power!</h3> <p>This World Food Day, use your power as a consumer to change the way some of the world’s biggest food companies do business. As demand for sugar increases, so does the rush for land to grow it. Oxfam has found that companies that supply sugar to <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/13-10-11-how-difficult-it-say-we-do-not-tolerate-abuse"><strong>Coke, Pepsi, Associated British Foods and other food and beverage giants</strong></a> are kicking poor farmers off their land and robbing them of their rights – leaving many homeless and hungry.</p> <p>Land grabs are the sugar industry’s bitter secret. But we can change this. You’re a consumer - big food and beverage companies care what you think. <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/behindthebrands" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Get the facts and take action now</strong></a>.</p> <h3>Let's make some noise</h3> <p>Just have 10 seconds? Join our <a href="https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/5328-wfd2013-get-behindthebrands?locale=en" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>World Food Day social media action</strong></a> -- lend a tweet or Facebook update, asking Coca-Cola, Pepsi and ABF to act.</p> <p> </p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>GROW Week 2013 is here! 14-18 October</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/13-10-14-del-14-al-18-de-octubre-llega-la-semana-crece" title="Del 14 al 18 de octubre, ¡llega la Semana Crece!" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/13-10-14-semaine-cultivons" title="Du 14 au 18 octobre, c’est la semaine CULTIVONS !" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:30:26 +0000 Georgi York 10467 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10467#comments #GROWWeek: Lets talk land on World Food Day http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/9989 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>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. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>The country that has caught my eye today is Tanzania. They’ve had a bit of everything. We’ve had press conferences to <strong><a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/pics-from-press-conference-regarding-letter-t" rel="nofollow">promote a letter the President</a></strong>, Hon Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. </p> <p>There was also the launch of <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/official-launch-of-lets-talk-land" rel="nofollow"><strong>Lets talk land</strong></a> - where people in areas affected by large land deals can share and get information. </p> <p>And my absolute favourite, a great piece of work on <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/12-07-24-female-food-heroes-2012-competition-launches-tanzania"><strong>Female Food Heroes</strong></a> - where there is a <a href="http://maishaplus.tv/index.html" rel="nofollow"><strong>Tanzanian reality TV programme</strong></a>, complete with voting for your favourites to win. You can watch a clip of the <strong><a href="http://youtu.be/fvBMsUMbBlc" rel="nofollow">Female Food Heroes</a></strong> programme.</p> <p>Some of my other highlights:</p> <p>One of the highlights of GROW Week is the range of great photos that we get - full of colour and interesting stories. Check out the picture below, from the <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/fw-ekta-parishad-update-on-march-success" rel="nofollow"><strong>Ekta Prashad march in India</strong></a>. 100,000 people took part in a month long march, calling on the government to respect their land rights. The best bit, they won!</p> <p>In Indonesia we’ve had a great attempt to add to the English language with the creation of the phrase "<a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/daily-updates-growweek" rel="nofollow"><strong>locavore</strong></a>". They staged a friendly protest at a key Jakarta roundabout to call on local people to buy local food.</p> <p>In Cardiff Wales they visited the local market and asked people to vote for their <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/cardiff-kicks-off-grow-week-by-celebrating-it" rel="nofollow"><strong>Local Food Heroes</strong></a>. Seems that having fun with language is pretty endemic when it comes to food, as one local voted for the ‘Parsnipship’.</p> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>#GROWWeek: Lets talk land on World Food Day</h2></div> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:57:12 +0000 Ian Sullivan 9989 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/9989#comments