Tagged: adaptation

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Virginia Ñuñonca, 54, lives in the highlands of Peru. Photo: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Climate change is the single biggest threat to our chances of winning the fight against hunger. Stories from around the world, where farmers and families are fighting back to adapt to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.

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Our work with small farmers in China to grow crops better adapted to the climate, combined with lobbying authorities to more actively involve villagers in decision making is yielding results.

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Oxfam’s ‘Climate Action Drought’ installation on Doha’s Corniche

Poor countries will today leave the UN climate change negotiations in Doha with little more than they arrived with, because developed countries failed to take any meaningful collective action to prevent and address the most harmful impacts of climate change.

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Rice farmer, Laos. Photo : Oxfam

With 13,000 known varieties of rice, Laos is only second to India when it comes to diversity in this staple food. By exploiting this natural resource, smallholders play a crucial role in preserving genetic wealth.

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Photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg traveled to Turkana, Kenya with Oxfam to take photographs using moonlight supplemented with artificial lighting, showing snapshots of everyday life of communities who try to cope with drought.

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Oxfam 'Let them eat coal' stunt at Durban COP17. Photo: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

Negotiators at the UN climate talks have narrowly avoided a collapse, agreeing to the bare minimum deal possible.

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