agriculture

agriculture

The response to global hunger is tragically inadequate

The “Global Report on Food Crises”, released today by the Food Security Information Network, says that more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger and required urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018. This is a human-made crisis caused by conflict, climate change, and a broken global food system, says Oxfam France’s Executive Director Cécile Duflot.
Oxfam's Pink Phones project in Cambodia involves the distribution of mobile phones to women in rural communities. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Missing out on small is beautiful

An Oxfam analysis of more than 7,500 EU-funded projects reveals a significant lack of transparency in reporting, casting doubt on the accountability of the EU’s aid. Based on the reported data, only a small portion of the EU’s agricultural development aid complies with the aim of targeting small-scale producers and women.

Line production worker holding pudding produced at the Al Jhaleej dairy factory in Gaza. Photo credit: Hussam Salem/Oxfam

The dairy sector in the Gaza Strip

Gaza's dairy sector has been severely damaged by Israel’s separation policy, blockade and three rounds of hostilities. However, there are opportunities for the sector to grow and reduce its dependence on external markets.

Marjory at the community hall holding millet, Zimbabwe

Our seeds: lessons from the drought

Farmer seed systems and community seed banks provide an important safety net for cash-strapped, vulnerable people. They also help small-scale farmers manage climate risk. Supporting them is an adaptation opportunity that is currently being missed.

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