Tagged: agriculture

Villagers working to repair the embankment in village of Tareisahi in district of Bhadrak

The Indian organization Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) has documented practices around agricultural adaptation in flood prone areas.

Woman working in the rice fields. Credit: Jerry Carreon/Oxfam

The Didipio area is a fertile agricultural region, with farmers growing food for consumption or cash crops such as citrus trees, both of which rely on clean water from the nearby river. A small farming community is battling to stop a huge gold and copper mine.

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Rebuilding Zimbabwe’s shattered economy must be a priority for the international community, international aid agency Oxfam said today in response to the news of a power sharing deal. "Delay is not an option."

For just 13 cents, Judith Alexandre is now able to buy a hot meal at a local restaurant in Haiti. Subsidized meals are one of the initiatives Oxfam is supporting to help people confronting a food crisis in Haiti. Credit: Bernard Cherelus

Once almost self-sufficient, Haiti now imports 80 percent of the rice it consumes. A dramatic cut in import tariffs lead to a drop in national rice production.

New animal feed saves time and money. Credit: Oxfam

Ho Thi Hom's life changed for the better when she joined the rice cultivation training in 2006; the activity was part of a market-based model by Oxfam Hong Kong and International Development Enterprises (IDE) which aimed to improve the incomes of 200 families.

Oxfam is supporting a permaculture project for teaching techniques of cultivating chemical free produce. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

An Indonesian permaculture (permanent culture) school is teaching locals how to provide their own food and improve their nutrition in an environmentally-friendly way.

Joanna Manu. Credit: Oxfam

Joanna Manu had attended a training session with Oxfam America’s partner WACAM, where she learned that farmers can only be removed from their land if they have been compensated for it. Now, she defends her rights and stands firm in protecting the environment in her community.

Local farmers proudly show their harvest. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Arcadio Pacheco has reason to be proud. When he looks at his land, he sees it full of vegetables and flush with good irrigation systems. Things have changed a lot in La Mohaga in western Honduras.

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Indian women working in their garden, Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

What happens to farmers and agricultural workers varies from country to country. Nonetheless, there are some common solutions.

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