sustainable food

sustainable food

Building climate change resilience in Niger to keep hunger away

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, but it is the world’s most vulnerable people who are hit the hardest. In the south of Niger, Oxfam works on sustainable income generating activities to make the population more resilient to climate change and food insecurity.
An Indonesian woman shrimp farmer with her child. Photo by Michael Glowacki.

Towards a socially responsible Aquaculture Stewardship Council

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a certification initiative which aims to promote responsible aquaculture. Oxfam regards ASC as an initiative to transform the sector, but there is a need for urgent improvements on social aspects such as fair contracts for farmers, decent labor rights in the industry, and effective and transparent stakeholder consultation.

Kitabe Terfe (25) -  OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA. Kitabe is part of Oxfam'€™s Projects Direct horticulture value chain project and WE Care project. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

The journey to sustainable food

In February 2013, Oxfam launched the Behind the Brands campaign to challenge the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies. The companies have made significant new commitments, but they must now ensure that their suppliers actually change their practices in line with the commitments made.

Harmless Harvest policy paper, sustainable agriculture in ASEAN countries. Photo credit: TRAN THIET DUNG

Harmless Harvest

Sustainable agriculture offers the best chances for countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to deal with climate change.

Dom Koch a farmer in Matangai, South Sudan. Photo credit: Stella Madete/Oxfam

South Sudan: Watering seeds of hope in diversity

In Matangai, Rumbek, they relied heavily on rainfall and distant boreholes to irrigate their land. With most of the men gone, the women must both provide and care for their families alone, the long daily trips for water was leaving time for little else.

 

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