Big agricultural companies need a “gold standard” set of global rules to guide their investments after a new Oxfam report showing that even supposedly “responsible” deals can hurt poor farmers.
Jineth Bedoya speaks out against systematic violence against women in Colombia. She is a staunch defender of the rights of women and one of the visible faces of Oxfam Intermón's "Avanzadoras" project. "Women who are the victims of abuse have to raise our voices."
The Coca-Cola Company today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening in its supply chain after more than 225,000 people signed petitions and took action as part of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights.
Oxfam urges the Colombian government to close the loopholes that allowed Cargill – the world’s largest agricultural commodity trader – to acquire over 52,000 hectares of land in Colombia’s Altillanura region through 36 shell companies between 2010 and 2012.
In response to floods in Colombia, Oxfam has focused on provision of clean water and sanitation, and hygiene promotion.
The number of people affected by the flood emergency in Colombia has risen by 50,000 people in the last two weeks, bringing the total number affect to more than 2,100,000 said international agency Oxfam today.