sustainable livelihoods

sustainable livelihoods

A family sits outside the bunkhouse where they continue to live after being displaced by typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam 2014

In the Shadow of the Storm

One year after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, the challenge is to ensure that recovery efforts leave devastated communities better able to pursue diverse livelihoods, access safe shelter and withstand future shocks. 

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

Cuban women farmers: confident in the future

Since 1997 we have supported the National Association of Small Farmers to help and encourage women to become food producers. They learn environmentally-friendly farming techniques and participate in workshops on economic empowerment and gender-based violence. 

Tipping the Balance

A recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions and other commercial investment in agriculture has raised concerns that small-scale producers are being marginalized.

A better future for women in Laos

Oxfam supports the Gender Development Association to involve women in income generation activities and the management of savings groups in one of the poorest areas of Laos.

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