African governments are increasingly turning to partnerships with donors and multinational companies to stimulate investment in agriculture, after decades of neglect.
Modernization of Myanmar’s agricultural sector is, rightly, a priority. However, mechanization and large-scale agricultural investment is not the only option.
Oxfam and partners undertook research on the impacts of the coffee rust fungus on the livelihoods of workers and growers in six areas in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Urgent government action is needed to secure food and income for thousands of farmers and fisher men and women affected by typhoon Haiyan, said Oxfam and local partners.
Farmers and families across the world are fighting back to adapt to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.
Typhoon Haiyan damaged or destroyed more than 33 million coconut trees in the Philippines in November 2013, putting at risk the livelihoods of more than one million farming households.
International agency Oxfam will start distributing 400 tons of rice seeds in six rural municipalities south of Tacloban today (Thursday 12 December) to help farmers win their 'race against time' to avoid missing the next growing season.
A new coalition of tea companies, non-governmental and certification organizations commits to finding solution to systemic problems locking-in low wages for tea workers.
Over the past century, powerful food and beverage companies have enjoyed unprecedented commercial success.
Farmers and herders in arid regions of Africa face serious challenges in adapting to climate change and variability.