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Millions of the world’s poorest people will face devastation from today’s rocketing food prices because the global food system is fatally flawed and policy-makers can’t find the courage to fix it. Developing countries are bracing themselves for the worst.

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Rice farmer, Laos. Photo : Oxfam

With 13,000 known varieties of rice, Laos is only second to India when it comes to diversity in this staple food. By exploiting this natural resource, smallholders play a crucial role in preserving genetic wealth.

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Sorn Ken using a mechanical weeder. Credit: Chris Hufstader/Oxfam America

A new weeding tool for Cambodian rice farmers combined with innovative growing techniques leads to harvests double in size.

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