Tagged: food prices

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During the food security crisis in Niger in 2005. Photo: Carlo Heathcote/Oxfam

Small farmers, big companies, developing countries.... Here we try to make sense of the pressing global food prices crisis.

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These women have left their village in the Afar region of Ethiopia, in search of food and water. Almost all the children here are either malnourished or severely malnourished. Credit: Nick Danziger/Oxfam

The number of Ethiopians needing emergency assistance has jumped by 40 percent from 4.6 million to 6.4 million people since June, according to latest official figures from the United Nations and the Ethiopian government.

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Children play in a riverbed filled with refuse in Cité Soleil, Haiti’s largest shanty-town. The poverty of those living there is exacerbated by extreme unsanitary conditions and lack of access to basic services. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Ahead of a crucial meeting in New York next week to assess the state of the world’s fight against global poverty, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders to redouble their efforts to fight the impact of rising food and fuel prices.

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Trade reform that puts poor countries first is desperately needed in the face of rising food and fuel prices and global economic insecurity. But current offers at the WTO would make the situation worse and undermine development.

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A number of Oxfam’s high profile ambassadors called on G8 leaders to urgently respond to global poverty challenges, starting with a boost in funds for climate change, the food crisis and development aid.

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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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Man spreading fair trade coffee beans out to dry in the sun, Honduras. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Investment in agriculture, land rights, working conditions, access to markets and climate change are the main issues of this campaign

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Mr Neang Veach pulls rice seedlings, Cambodia. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Rising food prices cause riots in different countries; biofuel crops are competing for land with food crops; the risk of widespread hunger is increasing across the world. Why is this happening?

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The global food crisis needs a wide-ranging plan to resolve it...

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