Tagged: food security

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Food distribution in Zimbabwe. Credit: Oxfam

Zimbabwe is facing a humanitarian crisis of massive proportions with almost half the population struggling to eat one meal a day. Oxfam is delivering food to reach some 150,000 vulnerable people.

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Virginia Ñuñonca, 54, lives in the highlands of Peru. Photo: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Climate change is the single biggest threat to our chances of winning the fight against hunger. Stories from around the world, where farmers and families are fighting back to adapt to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.

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Chantal market, Central African Republic. Photo: Steven Cockburn/Oxfam

Violence in Central African Republic has seen many large traders and herders targeted and chased from the country, raising fears of a market collapse  that would exacerbate the current food crisis.

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Food vouchers distribution in Kayes, Mali, July 2012. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on the 3rd February 2014 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies warn that northern Mali is set to face another serious food crisis unless funds are rapidly mobilized.

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Women search for cereals grains in anthills, Chad. Photo: Irina Fuhrmann/Oxfam

The Netherlands is No. 1 in the world for having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, beating France and Switzerland into second place. Chad is last in 125th spot behind Ethiopia and Angola, according to a new food database by worldwide development organization Oxfam.

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Ceveriano surveys a sugar plantation, Guatemala. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.

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