Date: Oct 2011

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The Nine Planetary Boundaries, Rockström et al 2009, Stockholm Resilience Centre

From planetary ceilings to social floors: can we live inside the doughnut?

Earth system scientists introduced the concept of 'planetary boundaries' in 2009. Now Kate Raworth argues that we should aim to live within social boundaries too.   ...

Light bulb still from 'Everything is a Remix Part 3' by Kirby Ferguson

The importance of copying

There are no 'Eureka!' moments, says Nicholas Colloff, good ideas emerge through the laborious processes of copying existing ideas and combining them in new ways. ...

Oxfam's first ever eBook displayed on an iPad

Read the GROW report on the go – with Oxfam's first ever eBook

Oxfam's first ever eBook launches today to coincide with GROW week - a week of activism highlighting the world's broken food system. ...

Rice seller in Dem Kor Market in Phnom Penh, whose livelihood was hit by the devastating food spike of 2008

Food prices – from crisis to stability

The theme for this year's UN World Food Day on 16 October is food prices, joining the call from Oxfam's  GROW campaign for global food justice. ...

Women agricultural workers in Jalaun, Utter Pradesh

Gender equality: it’s your business – especially if that’s food…

Saturday 15 October is International Rural Women's Day, Liz Kirk uses this as a timely reminder of business's role in promoting gender equality in their supply chains and sourcing practices. ...

Two members of a village disaster committee near Gaibandha, Bangladesh

Lazy labelling threatens effective disaster risk reduction

On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Ines Smyth argues that a gendered approach is the best way to ensure effective DRR. ...

Lochoo Ederit and fellow pastoralists elders gather to disscuss issues of the day. Kachoda, Lokitaung district, Turkana, Kenya. Copyright Andy Hall.

A drylands crisis demands drylands solutions

Campaigns to 'break the cycle of drought', pledges that this will be the 'last famine in Africa'; the sound bites are impressive.  If only the solutions were, says Vannessa Tilstone,...