An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.
Farmers and herders in arid regions of Africa face serious challenges in adapting to climate change and variability.
With 60 percent of Haitians relying on farming to feed their families, a revitalized agriculture sector in Haiti is absolutely crucial to long-term growth.
Agriculture in Haiti has suffered three decades of crisis and institutional neglect.
This shocking film, from the Polochic Valley in Guatemala, captures in detail what happens when people have their land taken from them. Thank you to CIFCA who helped us make this video.
The first warnings of drought and poor harvests in Africa’s Sahel region emerged in late 2011, and vulnerable communities in many areas have been threatened by a looming food crisis.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oxfam's work combines short-term emergency relief with longer-term development projects.
“I used to be able to harvest 100 bundles of millet from my field."
According to a recent field study conducted in communities in western and eastern Niger, between 70 and 90 per cent of people estimate their food stocks will run out before the next harvest, creating an imminent ‘hunger gap’.
In 2012 countries across the Sahel region are once again facing a serious food crisis. This ecologically fragile region is becoming increasingly vunerable to insufficient rainfall, and fluctuating animal and food prices that are affecting millions of pastoral and agro-pastoralists across this region of Africa.