Oxfam International Climate Change Blog (EN)
At the beginning of this month Ghana celebrated National Farmers Day. The success of the Oil4Food campaign, which recently persuaded the Ghanaian government to invest more of its oil revenues in smallholder farming, meant there was a lot to celebrate.
Over a quarter of Ghanaians are poor with rates of poverty particularly high amongst smallholder food farmers – particularly women.
People in over 55 countries have taken a Stand for Land rights – join in!
Planning on checking Facebook or Twitter today? Of course you are. Join in our quick social media action to push for some corporate social responsibility!
After 250,000 people joined the call for Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF), three of the biggest players in the sugar industry to make sure the sugar in their food and drinks doesn’t lead to land grabs, Coca-Cola committed to take steps to stop land grabs in their supply chain. Now it’s time to push Pepsi and ABF to do the same.
How many people does it take to rescue a global climate deal? Lots. In fact, we can only do it with massive public pressure from people like you. And the time is now.
The latest round of UN discussions trying to solve the massive issue of climate change ended today. Sadly, this year’s negotiations, in Warsaw, Poland, were something of a farce. As Oxfam’s Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said: