Tagged: rural livelihoods
Oxfam went to Uganda, to hear why villagers claim more than 20,000 people were evicted, some forcibly, from their homes and the land they depended on, to make way for the New Forest Company's plantations.
Mamtaz Begum (35) lives in the village of South Tetulbaria near to the Bay of Bengal. This village relies on fishing but the changing climate is threatening this way of life, and without fishing, there is little else for them to eat. She explains her story.
Laventure Benad can afford to send only four of his seven children to school now. But with irrigation – and the opportunity it will provide for three harvests a year instead of just one – Benad hopes he will have not only more food for his family, but enough income to pay for additional schooling.
In the town of Anse-a-Veau in rural Haiti, basic household goods such as vegetable oil, batteries or spaghetti were hard to get – until a small Oxfam-supported shop opened recently. Simple projects like this strengthen the rural development that is key for rebuilding Haiti.
In the village of Djaya in Chad, more than 20 women dig the earth at the village entrance. Everyone calls them the “termitières” because they are experts at finding the anthills that have the most seeds in the area.
The deal emerging in WTO talks has some serious flaws and falls far short of the pro-development reform that was originally promised, said international agency Oxfam today.