Tagged: Agriculture

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Children play in a riverbed filled with refuse in Cité Soleil, Haiti’s largest shanty-town. The poverty of those living there is exacerbated by extreme unsanitary conditions and lack of access to basic services. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Ahead of a crucial meeting in New York next week to assess the state of the world’s fight against global poverty, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders to redouble their efforts to fight the impact of rising food and fuel prices.

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Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE committee) to reduce the EU’s ambitious targets for biofuels in transport fuel but would have liked it to go further by dropping biofuels from the renewable energy directive altogether.

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The deal emerging in WTO talks has some serious flaws and falls far short of the pro-development reform that was originally promised, said international agency Oxfam today.

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The refusal of the US to cut cotton subsidies that hurt West African farmers is a signal that they are not serious about living up to their development promises in trade talks

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The rich world's response to the global food crisis has been inadequate and at times hypocritical. World leaders must set out a plan for a much more comprehensive response at the G8 in Japan this week.

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Tanzanian women in Mtamba, Tanzania. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Today’s biofuel policies are not solving the climate or fuel crises but are instead contributing to food insecurity and inflation, hitting poor people hardest.

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Women in Mtamba, Tanzania. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Today’s biofuel policies are not solving the climate or fuel crises but are instead contributing to food insecurity and inflation.

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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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Indian women working in their garden, Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

What happens to farmers and agricultural workers varies from country to country. Nonetheless, there are some common solutions.

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