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Oxfam urges the Colombian government to close the loopholes that allowed Cargill – the world’s largest agricultural commodity trader – to acquire over 52,000 hectares of land in Colombia’s Altillanura region through 36 shell companies between 2010 and 2012.

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With the help of EU funding and partners from Cuba and Spain, this project has introduced new sustainable methods of production, increased food production, and boosted the resilience of local communities to natural disasters.

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Kalpana Oli removes weeds from her mustard seed fields. Photo: Aubrey Wade

Nepalese women – especially those in rural areas and from minority groups – face particular challenges. Oxfam's Enterprise Development Program strengthens women by supporting businesses.

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Cuba farmers: Reyna and her twin daughters. Photo: Oxfam

We're working with the National Association of Small Farmers in Cuba to help women become food producers.

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The GROW female food champion competition in Tanzania attracted over 6000 nominations from women farmers and producers, but who would be recognized as Mama SujaWaChakula, a woman champion?

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'Farmers feed us... but who's feeding the farmers?' This is an outcry of GROW campaign members for a recognition of the role and the potential of family farms.

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Martha Mwasu Waziri was chosen as Tanzania's Mama Shujaa wa Chakula 2012 (Female Food Hero). She won 10 million Tanzanian Shillings ($6,325) to buy farming equipment of her choice.

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Seed distribution in the town of Desvarieux, Haiti May 11, 2010. Photo: Ami Vita

With 60 percent of Haitians relying on farming to feed their families, a revitalized agriculture sector in Haiti is absolutely crucial to long-term growth.

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