Tagged: food

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Oxfam Big Heads stunt: The G8 feasts while 1 in 6 in the world go hungry. Credit: Ilaria Di Biagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

We've reviewed and analyzed the G8 Communique from Day 1 of the Summit, and here's our take.

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The G8 feast on spaghetti, while 1 out of 6 people go hungry. Credit: Ilaria DiBiagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

We were at the Group of Eight Summit in Italy lobbying to get rich country heads of state to boost development aid, tackle climate change, and invest in developing country agriculture so that poor countries are less reliant on food aid.

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Today's food crisis could worsen dramatically as decades of declining investment in agriculture have constrained the ability of the world's poorest people to cope with climatic and economic shocks, according to a new report released today by international agency Oxfam International.

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Rose Juwawo with her livestock. Rose is a beneficiary of Balaka Sustainable Livelihood. Credit: Debbie Yazbek/Oxfam

Eight years ago, Rose Juwawo, from Balaka, in Malawi, received a goat through an Oxfam livelihoods program. Here, she tells how that goat has transformed her family’s life.

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For just 13 cents, Judith Alexandre is now able to buy a hot meal at a local restaurant in Haiti. Subsidized meals are one of the initiatives Oxfam is supporting to help people confronting a food crisis in Haiti. Credit: Bernard Cherelus

Once almost self-sufficient, Haiti now imports 80 percent of the rice it consumes. A dramatic cut in import tariffs lead to a drop in national rice production.

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Oxfam is supporting a permaculture project for teaching techniques of cultivating chemical free produce. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

An Indonesian permaculture (permanent culture) school is teaching locals how to provide their own food and improve their nutrition in an environmentally-friendly way.

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The increasing cost of basic food items means that the world's poorest suffer

We’re all feeling the pinch as the costs of basic foods like rice, corn, and wheat again reach record highs. But the world’s poorest people are suffering most.

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Oxfam calls aid drops hugely expensive, partial solution.

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