Children hold onions outside their school building

How onions are helping families to smile in Papua New Guinea

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Thanks to you, we’re empowering families in PNG to earn an income through onion farming – which means that their kids can go to school, eat nutritious food, and build proper housing!

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Sweet success for female farmers in Rwanda

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Tuzamurane pineapple farming cooperative has paved a pathway for Rwandan women to escape the cycle of poverty. With support from the co-op, female farmers can now send their children to school, pay for food and health care, buy land and invest in other small businesses.

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End hunger. Eat Local, Feed Global

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With World Food Day (October 16) fast approaching a number of Oxfam supporters are preparing their Eat Local Feed Global activities. Eat Local Feed Global is held from the 12th to the 20th of October to increase awareness about injustices in the global food system and raise money for Oxfam’s life changing work. Register to take […]

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Coke, Pepsi and ABF: make sure your sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs

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Too often, the sugar in your favourite food and drinks is sourced by kicking farmers and their families off their land. This leaves people homeless and hungry. But you can change this. Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF) to make sure their sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs. The truth behind sugar: anything […]

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The countdown begins: 6 days until launch

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By Clancy Moore, GROW Campaign Coordinator On Wednesday 2 October we will launch the next phase of Behind the Brands. The details of this are top-secret until launch, but this exclusive teaser video made by one of our Design for Change volunteers gives you a sneak preview of the campaign to come. Sign up now to […]

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Escaping an unjust food system

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Viral film The Scarecrow raises awareness of the impacts of factory farming on the global food system. A three minute animated video that was released by American restaurant chain Chipotle last week has already been viewed over 5.8 million times on YouTube. The Scarecrow aims to educate people about the global food system and encourages people to […]

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Photo: Rodney Dekker/OxfamAUS

Women like Maleana need the support others have

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Women play a vital role in the global food system and produce a large proportion of the food we eat; yet they have little access to land and their farm work is often underpaid and undervalued. If women farmers had the same access to resources and decision making as men, their efforts would significantly reduce […]

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Ending hunger: the women of Lembata

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One in eight people go hungry every day. Unbelievably, 80% of those going hungry are food producers; small-scale farmers, fishermen and women, forest foragers and landless farm labourers. They produce food, yet many still go hungry. The road to Hoelea from Lewoleba on the island of Lembata is the worst I’ve ever seen. It takes […]

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The female food heroes of Indonesia – part 8

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  HELP SAVE LIVES Right now Oxfam is responding to emergencies around the world, including the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Donate now What are you actually going to do? By Juan Martorana – blogging from Indonesia The road to Hoelea from Lewoleba is the worst I’ve ever been on. It takes around 10 […]

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The female food heroes of Indonesia – part 6

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  HELP SAVE LIVES Right now Oxfam is responding to emergencies around the world, including the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Donate now How the “less prosperous” farmers live By Juan Martorana – blogging from Indonesia In a country of 240 million people, in which 110 million are of working age, and 40 million […]

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The female food heroes of Indonesia – part 5

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  HELP SAVE LIVES Right now Oxfam is responding to emergencies around the world, including the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Donate now Gotong Royong: the secret to a fast harvest By Juan Martorana – blogging from Indonesia So how does one female farmer harvest around 1,250sqm of rice in just two hours? “Gotong […]

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