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After decades of underinvestment, governments in Africa are turning to partnerships with donor aid agencies and large companies or investors to develop the agriculture sector. But this so-called ‘mega’ public-private partnerships are unproven, risky and represent a dubious use of public funds to fight poverty and food insecurity.
An internal investigation released last night finds that World Bank Group staff kept quiet about a plantation company’s role in a violent land conflict in Honduras, when proposing loans to one of Central America’s top ten banks which funded it.
Oxfam welcomes Kellogg’s climate action commitments following public pressure.
Oxfam welcomed today’s commitment from General Mills to implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains and press for political action to address climate change.
As African Union's Heads of State meet in Malabo to discuss agriculture and food security in Africa, more than two million African citizens have called on their leaders to "Invest in our farmers, our food and our futures," and make progress on the Maputo Declaration.
Today Oxfam praised the CEO’s of eight of the ten biggest food and beverage companies in the world for joining together with the heads of some 400 major companies to call on world leaders, “to act with determination, leadership and ambition to secure an ambitious and legally binding global climate deal.”
Oxfam joined civil society organizations from around the world to demand the member governments of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) take decisive action urgently on climate change.
Oxfam in Paraguay today announced its involvement in a campaign to get “public lands” into the hands of landless young people. 1980 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel is supporting the campaign, co-organized by local communities and the Articulacion Curuguaty (Curuguaty Network).
Australia’s big four banks are backing companies accused of kicking people off their land, leaving them homeless and hungry, Oxfam Australia said today.
Big agricultural companies need a “gold standard” set of global rules to guide their investments after a new Oxfam report showing that even supposedly “responsible” deals can hurt poor farmers.