A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Onus of incorporating strong rules to limit speculation on food commodities into Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) now lies with Member States
A ministerial meeting on volatile food prices has taken place today in Rome, alongside the annual meeting of the UN Committee on World Food Security
This paper shows how concerns about land and food rights around the world, both major campaigning priorities for Oxfam, are closely linked to EU biofuel mandates.
Climate change is making extreme weather much more likely. As the 2012 drought in the USA shows, extreme weather means extreme food prices.
Agriculture is highly sensitive to climate variability and weather extremes.