Tagged: sustainable livelihoods

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A coalition of 38 aid agencies today (6 September 2011) called on donors not to squander the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. The call came as new violence in Jonglei state increased emergency needs.

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Juan Carlos Fernández Ardaya, Guayaramerín, Bolivia. Photo: Susana Arroyo/Oxfam

A few years ago, Juan had no land to farm, but now he works on 7 acres with others involved in the Agroforestry Farmers' Association of the Amazon Region of Bolivia. Now the community wants to diversify and improve their production.

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Agnes, 8, proudly holding her school book. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Since 2005, over 3,000 families have received a goat from an Oxfam-funded program in Malawi – a simple initiative that helps vulnerable people to improve their incomes and make their lives better.

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Wistedi Phinifolo, Thyolo District, Malawi. Photo: Maureen Bathgate/Oxfam

Oxfam's program in Malawi, through our partner, Circle for Integrated Community Development (CICOD), brings a double benefit to the community: a bee keeping project not only generates income from selling honey but also helps protect the forests.

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Oxfam and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) announced they are seeking $28 million from public and private investors for their ground-breaking five-year partnership to help poor rural people protect their crops and livelihoods from the impact of climate change.

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Irma Castillo Vargas. Photo: Oxfam

Irma was born in La Coaba, Guantanamo, in the eastern-most province of Cuba. But love of Candonquita and the years dedicated to working the land, she says, made her a Santiago native, a follower of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), and very revolutionary.

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Solar panels in Las Tunas, Cuba. Photo: Oxfam

With Oxfam’s support, the National Association of Small Farmers has invested in the production of organic fertilizers and solar panel driven water pumps that provide irrigation for vegetable gardens and water for animal husbandry.

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