rural development

rural development

Promises, Power and Poverty

The rush to invest in farmland in Africa is having an immediate impact on women’s land-use options, on their livelihoods, on food availability and the cost of living, and, ultimately, on wo

The women of RAFARE process and sell locally produced grain. Photo: Oxfam

An economic lifeline for women in rural Haiti

In a rural area in western Haiti, a group of women is expanding their milling business – which they hope will give the local economy a much-needed boost. Caroline Gluck reports.

Harnessing Agriculture for Development

This report reflects Oxfam’s emphasis on the role of sustainable livelihoods in rural areas, particularly agriculture, in reducing poverty and inequality.

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