Oxfam International Blogs - GROW week http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/tags/grow-week 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 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 Pakistan: Women farmers raise their voices on climate change http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27924 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>In many parts of Pakistan, climate change has threatened the livelihoods of millions of people in recent years. Rural farming communities are the worst hit. Changed weather patterns, frequent floods and droughts are witnessed in different places across the country, including the vast plains as well as riverine, desert and coastal areas.</strong></p> <p>The impacts and implications are equally diverse: Early or late rain spells with devastating effects on crops, saline water rendering thousands of acres of land barren, frequent and continuing land erosion. To make matters worse, periodic occurrences of water related disasters are snatching from the poor and vulnerable whatever they have left with, and thus creating a worrisome situation of food insecurity.</p> <p>Unfortunately, rural farming communities, especially the fishing communities  - already considered economically weak and vulnerable-, are the people forced to bear the brunt of climate change impacts. The women from these communities are double victims of this economic and social jeopardy because they are women, they come from economically marginalized groups and they have no say at all at any decision-making platform.</p> <h3>Women are no longer silent</h3> <p>Women from rural farming communities, in most cases, are unable to voice their specific needs even in a disaster situation. The increasing level of poverty has deterred the efforts aiming at social and economic empowerment and emancipation of women at different levels. However, at the same time there have been some developments  that revived the hope that the challenges, regardless of their scales and volume, could be turned into opportunities with the right policy, planning and on the ground  practical measures.</p> <p>Working with partner organizations and the communities worst hit by or most prone to climate change, we have been able to develop a number of model projects for dealing with disturbed weather patterns. While designing the models, we focused especially on creating resilience among the communities and on the economic and social revival of women farmers.</p> <p>Women from climate change hit areas have finally decided that they will no more remain silent and would come out and raise their voices for their rights.</p> <h3>The state of climate change resilience</h3> <p>Many women farmers and climate change vulnerable communities joined the <strong><a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/" rel="nofollow">GROW Week</a></strong> celebrations. This can be seen as a sign of a better tomorrow. However, it’s a long and hard journey. There is a long way to go before having effective policies on climate change and food security beyond the closets of power corridors and implemented on the ground. These policies must benefit the most vulnerable prople and protect their lives, livelihoods and right to (quality) food.  </p> <p>The recent <strong><a href="https://www.ifpri.org/topic/global-hunger-index" rel="nofollow">Global Hunger Index</a></strong> issued by the International Food Policy Research Institute has shown a slight improvement of Pakistan on the hunger index. However, for a meaningful and significant advancement in combating poverty, the socio-economic emancipation and empowerment of vulnerable people has a crucial role to play. Hence, women farmers need to be on the forefront of all the endeavors against hunger and poverty.</p> <p>The celebration on the occasion of <a href="https://storify.com/Oxfam/grow-week-2015" rel="nofollow"><strong>GROW Week</strong></a>, with a considerable participation by women, youth &amp; men in the rallies, seminars, dialogues, universities, and urban centers demanding  policy actions on climate change and food security is a remarkable milestone across Pakistan.  This is something to celebrate as the role of women in public sphere of the country, especially in the rural communities have always been dismally insignificant in the past.</p> <p>The fact that <a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/multimedia/video/2015-making-change-female-climate-fighters" rel="nofollow"><strong>women are taking the climate</strong></a> change and food security agenda in their hands also shows that a considerable dent has already been made in the traditional exclusion of women in society. A lot has yet to be achieved to make the vulnerable communities climate change resilient in practice. The emergence of women from nowhere to everywhere in public spaces is an indication that the destination is not that far away now. Therefore, these voices for more resilient societies in the face of climate change need to be strengthened and heard and the GROW campaign will continue to do this at every level.</p> <h3>Take action</h3> <p><a href="https://act.oxfam.org/international/climate-change" rel="nofollow"><strong>Stand against climate change</strong></a></p> <h3>You may also like</h3> <p><a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/issues/gender-justice" rel="nofollow"><strong>Oxfam's work on women's rights</strong></a></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Pakistan: Women farmers raise their voices on climate change</h2></div> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:50:00 +0000 Shafqat Aziz 27924 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27924#comments Raising rural women’s voices on the Road to Paris http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27858 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>This week thousands of people around the world are standing shoulder to shoulder with rural women, who are not only feeling the harshest effects of climate change but, in the face of woeful government inaction, are also leading the fight in feeding their communities, and the world.</strong></p> <p>We meet women like <strong><a href="http://oxfamstories.org/climate-for-change/#section-5" rel="nofollow">Ipaishe, a farmer in Zimbabwe</a></strong> who is passionate about farming and vocal about the causes and solutions to climate change. And <strong><a href="http://oxfamstories.org/climate-for-change/#section-11" rel="nofollow">Langging, a young activist in the Philippines</a></strong> who thinks we should stop blaming each other and start doing what’s right – “imagine the impact we could have”.</p> <p>Across six continents and more than 20 countries these women’s voices are being heard; on the streets, by politicians, online, in forums, at flashmobs, through song, through dance, at festivals, dinners, and on film. Welcome to <strong><a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/" rel="nofollow">GROW Week 2015</a></strong>!</p> <p>Raising these voices this GROW Week is particularly significant as we are now just weeks away from the <strong><a href="http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en" rel="nofollow">UN Climate Negotiations in Paris</a></strong> where government leaders from rich and poor countries will make big decisions about climate change that will affect all of us.</p> <p>Climate change is changing the world we love. It’s putting our homes, our land and our food at risk and it’s threatening the fight against hunger. For most of us, it means less quality food, less choice, and higher prices. For nearly a billion people already living in poverty, it means <strong><a href="https://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/15-10-01-climate-change-hunger-el-nino-could-push-us-unchartered-waters">more hunger</a></strong>.</p> <p>Our message to leaders is that they must ensure that money to help people cope with the effects of climate change is on the way up, and the use of fossil fuels, the biggest drivers of climate change, is on the way out. And they have to start by protecting the people whose lives and livelihoods are most at risk.</p> <p>This GROW Week we stand together to show what’s already possible and urge leaders to be as ambitious as these women in Paris.</p> <p>Climate Change. Poverty. Hunger. It’s all the same fight.</p> <h3>Read more</h3> <p><strong><a href="http://oxfamstories.org/climate-for-change/" rel="nofollow">Hear straight from Ipaishe, Langging and others</a></strong></p> <h3>What you can do</h3> <p><a href="https://act.oxfam.org/international/climate-change" rel="nofollow"><strong>Take action on climate change</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></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Raising rural women’s voices on the Road to Paris</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_fr first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/15-10-12-les-femmes-rurales-se-font-entendre-sur-la-route-de-paris" title="Les femmes rurales se font entendre sur la route de Paris" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> <li class="translation_es last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/15-10-12-la-voz-de-las-mujeres-agricultoras-llega-hasta-paris" title="La voz de las mujeres agricultoras llega hasta París" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> </ul> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:10:00 +0000 Sarah Watson 27858 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/27858#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 GROW Week 2012: A vibrant, colorful wrap up! http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10016 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>Last week was GROW Week and over forty countries took part with a range of activities and actions</strong>. It’s been loud, vibrant, colourful and fun. It's a great way to engage people in the GROW campaign as we continue to make noise about the food system and land grabs. Across every continent – from the <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/grow-week-day-2-updates-from-the-philippines" rel="nofollow"><strong>Philippines</strong></a> to <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/acciones-del-equipo-crece-peru-en-la-semana-c" rel="nofollow"><strong>Peru</strong> </a>and pretty much most places in between – people have been taking to the streets, organizing dinners, 'land grabbing' universities and dancing their way onto TV.</p> <p>Check out the <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/12-10-09-grow-week-15-21-october">GROW Week widget</a></strong> to get a complete sense of what has been happening. A couple of my favourite stories are The <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/12-10-19-female-food-hero-finale-tanzania"><strong>Female Food Heroes work in Tanzania</strong></a>, where they took the message to a national audience with a reality <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/the-winner-and-trophy" rel="nofollow"><strong>TV show</strong></a>. There was also the <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/12-10-19-growweek-day-7-marching-towards-hope-historic-land-march-india"><strong>Ekta Parishad march in India</strong></a> where 100,000 people marched for a month to highlight the issue of land rights for poor people, demanding greater recognition for the resource they rely on. . </p> <p>GROW Week comes hot on the heels of the launch of our <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/landgrabs" rel="nofollow"><strong>Land Grabs campaign</strong></a>. Already thousands of people have called on the World Bank to freeze their large land deals while a fairer way is found  - one that works for communities around the world. GROW Week showed the World Bank that this campaign is global and growing.</p> <p>This week we’re keeping the momentum going by taking part in <a href="http://www.slowfood.org.uk/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Slow Food Big Festival</strong></a> -  a global organization with supporters in 150 countries. They’re linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. We’ll be there talking about land grabs, positive investments, gender and the <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/12-08-02-grow-method-fix-food-system-every-bite"><strong>GROW Method</strong></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>Get involved: sign the petition to get the World Bank to <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/landgrabs" rel="nofollow">freeze their large land deals</a>.</em></strong></p> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>GROW Week 2012: A vibrant, colorful wrap up!</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_fr first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/12-10-23-la-semaine-cultivons-est-terminee-mais-le-mouvement-continue" title="La semaine #CULTIVONS est terminée mais le mouvement continue !" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> <li class="translation_es last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/12-10-24-%C2%A1la-semana-crece-ha-terminado-pero-la-campana-continua" title="¡La Semana #CRECE ha terminado pero la campaña continúa!" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> </ul> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:45:32 +0000 Ian Sullivan 10016 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10016#comments #GROWWeek wrap up Day 5: Land stunts, celebs and dinner with friends http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10010 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>It’s getting towards the end of GROW Week -- 2 more days left!</strong> -- so I thought this daily wrap up should be the first of a series of wrap up, wrap ups.</p> <p>From the UK we’ve got a couple of videos to show how people have been getting involved in GROW campaigning. Firstly, we’re thanking local campaigners for making the <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/fw-land-launch-stunt-video" rel="nofollow"><strong>launch of the land campaign</strong></a> such a success.</p> <p>Local celeb/DJ/Oxfam supporter Sarah Cox went on TV and generally got stuck in to help<a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/fw-sara-coxs-pop-up-restaurant-video-of-the-n" rel="nofollow"><strong> promote 'pop up' restaurants</strong></a>. They’ve proved a great way to get the food conversation started.</p> <p>Throughout the week we’ve been bringing you all sorts of stories from across Asia, from <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/grow-week-day-2-updates-from-the-philippines" rel="nofollow"><strong>Gangnam dancing</strong></a> to the ‘<a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/daily-updates-growweek" rel="nofollow"><strong>locavore</strong></a>’ demonstrations for World Food Day. I’d do a <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/fw-grow-week-in-asia" rel="nofollow"><strong>wrap up of the best</strong></a>, but the team there has done it for us.</p> <p>In Canada, they’ve been land grabbing stuff and generally making some noise. They’ve also done a <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/grow-week-2012-photos" rel="nofollow"><strong>wrap up, in photo form</strong></a>. </p> <p>And to wrap up this Friday blog, here is a nice story from <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/acciones-del-equipo-crece-peru-en-la-semana-c" rel="nofollow"><strong>Peru</strong></a> showing how food gets from the field to the plate.</p> <h3><em>Want to help fix the food system? Here's how you can <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/method" rel="nofollow">feed your family and help millions of people feed themselves!</a></em> </h3> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>#GROWWeek wrap up Day 5: Land stunts, celebs and dinner with friends</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/12-10-19-semanacrece-resumen-del-5-dia-ideas-famosos-cenas-con-amigos" title="#SemanaCRECE – Resumen del 5º día: Ideas, famosos y cenas con amigos" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/12-10-19-semaine-cultivons-5e-jour-rue-restaurant-champ-assiettes" title="Semaine #CULTIVONS – 5e jour : de la rue au restaurant, du champ à nos assiettes" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:35:07 +0000 Ian Sullivan 10010 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10010#comments #GROWWeek Day 5: The seed of a campaign in Belgium http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10004 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>During <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/seeds-for-food-not-for-profit" rel="nofollow"><strong>GROW Week Belgium</strong></a> has not been lagging behind. For such a small country, we know how to make ourselves heard!</p> <p>Throughout the week, Oxfam shops are organising a Fair Trade coffee afternoon for their customers or giving out tasty chocolate pastries. Getting together over a nice cup of coffee, which has been grown by small scale producers, is the ideal way to get people talking about the <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/fr/cultivons/methode" rel="nofollow"><strong>GROW method</strong></a>, don’t you think?</p> <p>Every year, 16 October is <a href="http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/food/index.html" rel="nofollow"><strong>World Food Day</strong></a>. This year, we met Belgian MPs for a working lunch to discuss the coordination of Belgian politicians in the fight against food insecurity, organised by the <a href="http://www.ong-adg.be/spip/Propositions-of-the-Coalition.html?lang=fr" rel="nofollow"><strong>Coalition Against Hunger</strong></a>. The same day, we organised a Teachers’ Workshop on the GROW campaign. But this is only the start…</p> <p></p> <p>In fact, we took part in a demonstration for the implementation of a different agricultural model, which is free from the burden of the agro-industry lobby, and where the growers are recognised as guaranteeing biodiversity and good quality food. We distributed GROW organic seeds to passers-by, in order to raise awareness about our message. Most were extremely delighted at the idea of growing their own basil or parsley and working towards a different food system! This all took place outside the Sheraton Hotel, where the General Convention of the European seed producers lobby, the <a href="http://www.euroseeds.org/" rel="nofollow"><strong>European Seed Association</strong></a>, was being held.</p> <p>The next day, we joined the final stage of a march/cycle ride of the landless from around the world. They came from Lille to Brussels, in solidarity with <a href="http://growweek.posterous.com/fw-ekta-parishad-update-on-march-success" rel="nofollow"><strong>100,000 Indian farmers</strong></a>, who are marching to New Delhi to defend their rights. What could be more topical in the middle of GROW week, with our campaign against land-grabbing in full swing, than an international solidarity march with small farmers?</p> <p>This week has been incredible, our supporters have been taking part in our campaign and sharing it far and wide! Just in case you haven’t heard of it, Oxfam is asking the <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/land" rel="nofollow"><strong>World Bank</strong></a> to temporarily freeze its investment in agricultural land. In fact they are in a unique position: it has both a property investor and advisory role in developing countries.</p> <p>Through this two-fold role, it can redefine the way in which land is negotiated and overturn the present situation, which leads to entire communities being deprived of their lands. If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to take part in our campaign by <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/land" rel="nofollow"><strong>signing our petition</strong> </a>addressed to the President of the World Bank, Jim Kim!</p> <p>GROW Week is the ideal moment for talking to others about what we’re all doing to create a food system where everyone has enough to eat. So don’t hesitate, join our movement and help the blossoming of our tree of alternatives by making us part of your action!</p> <h3><em>Join our <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/land" rel="nofollow"><strong>World Bank land campaign</strong></a></em></h3> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>#GROWWeek Day 5: The seed of a campaign in Belgium</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blogs/12-10-19-quinto-dia-de-la-semanacrece-%C2%A1los-belgas-se-ponen-las-pilas" title="Quinto día de la #SemanaCRECE : ¡Los belgas se ponen las pilas!" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blogs/12-10-19-semaine-cultivons-5e-jour-ca-pousse-en-belgique" title="Semaine #CULTIVONS - 5e jour : Ça pousse en Belgique !" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:41:11 +0000 Coralie Vos 10004 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/node/10004#comments