Tagged: land rights

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Juan Carlos Fernández Ardaya, Guayaramerín, Bolivia. Photo: Susana Arroyo/Oxfam

A few years ago, Juan had no land to farm, but now he works on 7 acres with others involved in the Agroforestry Farmers' Association of the Amazon Region of Bolivia. Now the community wants to diversify and improve their production.

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Countries from both the rich and the developing worlds must stop their recriminations and scepticism from derailing vital UN talks, beginning today, to find ways of helping feed the world's 925 million hungry people.

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With the help of the Aaroh campaign, women in Uttar Pradesh are gaining recognition as farmers so that they own agricultural land and access institutional credit, new technologies and government programs.

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Families displaced from Mogadishu waiting near Muuri for water to be delivered by tanker. People have to place their jerrycans in the queue for water, and may have to wait for several deliveries before their turn comes. April 2007. Credit: Oxfam

Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees will face a humanitarian emergency this year, unless urgent steps are taken to deal with a serious public health crisis unfolding in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, international agency Oxfam warned in a new report issued today.

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Halim sitting by a partially built home. Halim received 18 pieces of metal sheeting, screws, nails, timber and a carpentry toolkit from Oxfam to build his new house. Credit: Oxfam

Almost one year after Cyclone Sidr ravaged southern Bangladesh last November 15, killing more than 3,000 people and leaving millions homeless, more than one million survivors are struggling without proper shelter and are at greater risk of disease than before.

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Woman working in the rice fields. Credit: Jerry Carreon/Oxfam

The Didipio area is a fertile agricultural region, with farmers growing food for consumption or cash crops such as citrus trees, both of which rely on clean water from the nearby river. A small farming community is battling to stop a huge gold and copper mine.

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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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Joanna Manu. Credit: Oxfam

Joanna Manu had attended a training session with Oxfam America’s partner WACAM, where she learned that farmers can only be removed from their land if they have been compensated for it. Now, she defends her rights and stands firm in protecting the environment in her community.

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