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.
small scale farmers
Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food.
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launched at the G8 summit in 2012, promised to reduce poverty for 50 million people over the next ten years by increasing private investmen
The fear that global demand for food will outstrip supply has led to significant debate.
A pioneering new film featuring thousands of Coldplay fans and others, including actor Dominic Cooper and rock band Wolf Gang, launched today by Oxfam to highlight the injustice of land grabs.
Over the past century, powerful food and beverage companies have enjoyed unprecedented commercial success.
Climate change has serious implications for global food production and food security. This report uses data on current changes and future climate scenarios to examine possible impa
The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has delivered solid guidance and important recommendations that governments must now follow through with action.
Laos is second only to India when it comes to rice diversity. Smallholders play a crucial role in preserving this genetic wealth. For more than ten years, we have supported farmers to do this through a biodiversity and conservation project.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oxfam's work combines short-term emergency relief with longer-term development projects.