Tagged: 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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Farmers in Mexico. Photo: Oxfam

The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today.

Campaign article
Photo of Svetlana Arkhipova in her vegetable garden

These case studies provide interesting insight on the situation in five emerging economies on key issues of food security, climate change and energy access and how Oxfam and partners are campaigning for change.

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Elisabeth Akauimon Amodoi, 48, in Turkana, Kenya. Photo:Helena Christensen/Oxfam

Oxfam Global Ambassador and photographer Helena Christensen today published a booklet of her photographs which she is sending to government officials and heads of state attending next week’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

Campaign article
Jacoba Armoed working in the field, South Africa. Photo: Oxfam

As a result of climate change and its impact on food production, small-scale women farmers in the Western Cape of South Africa are now eating less or nothing at all, and saving the little food they do produce for their families to eat.

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From East Africa to Japan, from Ivory Coast to Pakistan, the year 2011 has been marked by tragic disasters and crises, which seriously hit the most vulnerable people. Oxfam has responded to these crises, with both emergency and long-term programs, and launched a new global campaign, GROW.

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The UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa, COP17, has come to a close but the battle against climate change continues. In this film we look at the outcomes from Durban and the broader issues around getting a global climate deal to keep warming below two degrees.

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