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Achieving gender equality in land ownership would empower women and give them greater influence over the way that land is used. In the picture: Luz Evelia Godines Solano, a coffee farmer from Nicaragua.

Why indigenous and community land rights matter for everyone

Did you know that 90% of Africa’s rural land is undocumented, leaving rural communities vulnerable to land-grabbing? It's a matter of human rights. It's their land.  Join our collective effort to make a difference not just for Indigenous Peoples and local communities but for the health of the environment and ending poverty and inequality.

We are learning how to manage our crops better,” say farmers Malvin Ortiz and Felipe Martínez, “and we are teaching our children how to do it, too.” Now, the future is looking more hopeful.

Building resilience to drought in El Salvador

The lingering effects of El Niño have affected around 7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Oxfam and its local partners have been helping some of the most vulnerable people in the region to become more resilient to extreme weather patterns.

A mother gives her son a drink of water from an Oxfam tank in Ethiopia

A Preventable Crisis

The devastating impacts of the 2015–16 El Niño will be felt well into 2017. There is an urgent need for humanitarian action where the situation is already dire, to prepare for La Niña later this year, to commit to comprehensive new measures to build communities’ resilience, and to mobilize global action to address climate change

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. 

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