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Beatrice, a small scale farmer in Ghana but is forced to make up her income by smashing rocks.

Feeding Climate Change

Despite significant progress, much work remains both to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to support the millions of people already hit by climate change.This paper presents new data commissioned from the research consultancy CE Delft on the greenhouse gas emissions footprints and water scarcity footprints of major food commodities. 

Children attending school in Northern Ghana, December 2015

The Time is Now

Africa is losing billions to corruption, poorly negotiated deals and tax dodging. Leaders must listen to their people. They must crack down on tax dodging and maximize progressive revenues to create a more human economy for Africa.

El Niño: The case for urgent action

El Niño: The case for urgent action

Millions of poor and vulnerable people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of record global temperatures, droughts and erratic rains in 2014 and 2015, compounded by the development of possibly the most powerful El Niño on record.

A man feeds hens, in Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

ECOWAP: A Fragmented Policy

This paper is one of a series published by Oxfam in West Africa since 2009 on the effectiveness of aid in the agriculture and food sector. It analyses the West African context and reviews ECOWAP by looking at the processes and complex institutional structures currently in place.

A woman cooking outside her home in South Sudan

Poor rains, fighting and failing crops, the state of food security in South Sudan

According to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, released today, four million people in South Sudan are severely hungry. This is twice as many as last year. The number of displaced people relying on crops and the increasingly unpredictable are worsening food insecurity across the country. 
 

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.

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