Tagged: agriculture

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Palestinian olive growers know it’s hard to plan ahead. Credit: Oxfam

Tael Misaf, a farmer from the West Bank and 31 other farmers from his village, formed a Co-operative for Organic Olive Oil Production. Now Tael’s olive oil is selling on the shelves of foreign specialty shops, delis and other food markets.

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Faiumu Faimafili’s family (pictured) are now all working on their organic farm and producing coconut oil for export to The Body Shop. Credit: Jane Ussher/Oxfam New Zealand

Oxfam New Zealand’s partnership with Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI) began in 2001 with an income generation and microfinance project, aimed at improving livelihoods in local communities.

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This stream dried up completely in 30 years. The river water used to be up to the bottom of the bridge. Credit: Tang Kong-fai / OXFAM HONG KONG.

We're working alongside a local partner, the Jingyuan County Association for Science and Technology (JCAST) on a series of anti-poverty programs in Gansu, including emergency support to endure the drought.

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The G8 feast on spaghetti, while 1 out of 6 people go hungry. Credit: Ilaria DiBiagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

We were at the Group of Eight Summit in Italy lobbying to get rich country heads of state to boost development aid, tackle climate change, and invest in developing country agriculture so that poor countries are less reliant on food aid.

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Scores of schoolgirls, from the Mitengo Primary School, went on a colorful march during the Thyolo District Assembly open day on climate change. More than 4000 people participated. Credit: Oxfam

Climate change in Malawi is pushing people further into poverty and women are suffering most, according to our new report (Wed June 17).

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Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015

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