Tagged: food crisis

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Local organizations and civil society groups work to maintain their rights, at the World Social Forum 2009. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam International is participating at the 9th World Social Forum in Belém, Brazil to help tackle the combined effects of the global economic crisis, rising food prices, and the effects of climate change in developing countries.

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Sok Nain (63), shares a shop space with his sister in law Mach Bo Pha (and her son Sok Keo). Rice sellers in Phnom Penh say their profits have fallen by 30 percent as rice prices in Cambodia have soared in the last year. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Leaders meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week should seriously consider how the economic crisis can be a catalyst for new models of growth and a new way of doing business.

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Women carrying water to the orchard, Bazega, Kary, Burkina Faso. Almost 90% of the population work in agriculture, a sector very vulnerable to variations in rain and drought. Credit: Tomás Abella/Oxfam

Urgent action is needed to prevent hundreds of millions more people slipping into hunger as a result of volatile food prices and increasing energy and water scarcity. Decades of underinvestment in agriculture coupled with the increasing threat of climate change mean the situation could get worse.

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Emelina Dominguez, 42, takes care of her seedlings in the green house at COMUCAPs collective vegetable garden, Mescalito, Marcala, La Paz, Honduras. January, 2007. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes the EU’s €1bn for the world’s poorest farmers, finally agreed to after long negotiations. Almost two thirds of the money represents new money for developing countries and this could provide a vital boost to help those hit hardest by the food crisis.

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Ahead of a crucial meeting this Friday in Brussels to decide the fate of the proposed EU food crisis package, leading anti-poverty campaigners expressed their concern that no new resources will be used to address the situation of rising levels of hunger in the world.

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The G20 must avoid small-scale tinkering and instead take immediate, aggressive action to tackle poverty while laying out an ambitious vision for reforming the world economy at its Financial Crisis Summit on Saturday (15 November).

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The world’s first shipments of certified sustainable palm oil have left Malaysia for the Netherlands where it will be used by European consumer goods manufacturers and supermarkets.

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Victoria Asalyinga, a rice farmer in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, Ghana.

Higher food prices have pushed millions of people in developing countries further into hunger and poverty. Here are some recent examples of small farmers in Ghana trying to cope, and what Oxfam is doing to help.

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