women farmers

women farmers

Jenipher Nkotima, 24, used to be able to grow enough maize to feed her family but that the recent drought, exacerbated by climate change, means there hasn’t been enough food to go round. Photo: Eldson Chagara/Oxfam

The longest lean season

Although the El Niño weather event has ended, the humanitarian needs resulting from the drought in Southern Africa remain huge, and are still deepening.

A woman is holding bananas, in Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Africa’s Smallholders Adapting to Climate Change

Wealthy countries have committed to helping countries in Africa to adapt to climate change, but few women producers, who are on the front line of dealing with the impacts, are feeling the benefit.

Oxfam Sense Making Exercise for a Selection of Evaluations 2013-2014

This document reviews a sample of evaluations carried out between January 2013 and October 2014. The findings tell us about the nature of Oxfam's programming, helping identify strengths and weaknesses, and lessons, from our programs; the report includes remarks on our evaluation quality.

Maize growing alongside an irrigation channel, Ruti area in Gutu Province, Zimbabwe, January 2012. Photo: Ruby Wright/Oxfam

Beyond Good Intentions

Smallholder farmers, and particularly women, are on the frontline in the fight against hunger and climate change in southern Africa.

Promises, Power and Poverty

The rush to invest in farmland in Africa is having an immediate impact on women’s land-use options, on their livelihoods, on food availability and the cost of living, and, ultimately, on wo

Behind the Brands

Over the past century, powerful food and beverage companies have enjoyed unprecedented commercial success.

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