Tagged: dumping

Press Release

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

Press Release

The G8 Agriculture meeting in Italy is heading for a profound failure with ministers dithering about the bold action needed to tackle the global food crisis. The Italian Agriculture Minister Luca Zaia’s opening promise of “three days that will make history" is sounding very hollow.

Press Release
The Phon family work farm their rice paddy in Kompong Thom, central Cambodia. The relative cost of rice has doubled over the past two years. Adults are going hungry so the children can eat.' Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

More than 75,000 people will die of hunger during the three days that G8 Agriculture Ministers will meet to talk about the food crisis. Oxfam is warning Ministers that the answer to the global food crisis is not increased production in rich countries but support for the world’s poorest farmers.

Campaign article
Cotton harvest in fields, near Fana. Photo: Helen Palmer/Oxfam

Cotton subsidy reform could substantially improve the welfare of over one million West African households—10 million people.

Campaign article

Rich countries dump subsidised produce on developing countries, driving down the price of local produce - with devastating effects on the local economy.

Campaign article
Rigged Rules

Trade robs poor people of a proper living, and keeps them trapped in poverty. How? Watch these interactive diagrams.

Campaign article
Women workers in a plum packing line, Chile. Credit: Toby Adamson/Oxfam

Trade generates incredible wealth, and links the lives of everyone on the planet. However, millions of people in poor countries are losing out because the rules controlling trade heavily favour the rich nations that set the rules.

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