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World Bank vision for a New Climate Normal - Oxfam Reaction

The World Bank’s 'Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal' report delivers a troubling new assessment of the impact climate change is having on food security, water resources and ecosystems. It warns that without action heat waves and other weather extremes that occur once every hundred years, if ever, would become the new climate normal putting millions of people at risk.

Women and cocoa evaluation

This evaluation provides an analysis of four gender impact assessments and action plans published by the world’s “Big Three” chocolate companies in two countries.

Behind the Brands logo - change the way food companies that make your favourite brands do business

The Behind The Brands Scorecard Methodology

The Behind the Brands scorecard is the core tool of the Behind the Brands campaign. It ranks the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies on their agricultural sourcing policies. 

Large-scale partnerships with the private sector could undermine Africans’ land rights, drive inequality and damage the environment

After decades of underinvestment, governments in Africa are turning to partnerships with donor aid agencies and large companies or investors to develop the agriculture sector. But this so-called ‘mega’ public-private partnerships are unproven, risky and represent a dubious use of public funds to fight poverty and food insecurity. 

Hands of a farmer, holding corn

Moral Hazard

African governments are increasingly turning to partnerships with donors and multinational companies to stimulate investment in agriculture, after decades of neglect.

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