There's an agricultural bonanza happening right now in the developing world. Global partnerships are being struck, key players are being mobilised and grand declarations are being made to change the face of farming.
We can see this happening through the proliferation of global…Continue
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In July 2012, Oxfam started the Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction Learning Initiative. The project aimed to build the skills and commitment of staff and other practitioners on gender equality and disaster risk reduction through a series of online training session for Oxfam staff and…Continue
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Panjar Bhanga is a village tucked beside a bridge over the Teesta river, which flows into Bangladesh from neighbouring India. It is a sleepy, peaceful place, where life revolves around the river, and it is easy to forget that every year the flimsy-looking, corrugated iron homes are inundated…Continue
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Oxfam Intermon has worked in Makamba province in Burundi since 2004. Makamba is in the south of the country, and a large number of refugees have come back to the province and settled there since the civil war.
Remember that classic line by Forrest Gump, "my mama always said life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get"? That's what I was thinking about as a group of Oxfam staff members met with community representatives and regional experts in the village of Aknaghbyur (population:…Continue
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As an Oxfam policy adviser in West Africa (2001-8), I worked with many different kinds of farmer organization. These included cotton farmers, pastoralists and rice growers, grouped in informal enterprises as well as more formal associations and cooperatives.
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Women are, quite literally, the backbone of agriculture in Tanzania. But all too often they don't own the land they work on and struggle to get fair access to markets and fair prices for their produce. Over the last two years our …Continue
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At Oxfam, much like Hannibal from 1980s cult classic, the A-Team we love it when a plan comes together, which is why we are so pleased that our research into …Continue
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A new report has been published on Women's Empowerment in Agriculture looking into successful strategies for supporting women farmers.
Women play an integral part in agricultural production, as subsistence farmers, cash crop growers, food processors, livestock owners, among other…Continue
Added by Imogen Davies on October 7, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
Ten experts, ten essays, one topic: Making the food system work for women. Join Oxfam’s global online policy discussion, November 19-30 2012 Oxfam will be hosting an online discussion about how to achieve food justice for women, running for two weeks…Continue
Added by Imogen Davies on October 31, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments
A new book, Challenging Chains to Change: gender equity in agricultural value chain development has been published by the Royal Tropical Institute and is now available to download.
Very often, efforts to…Continue
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