Subject: food security

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A Guatemalan woman sorts corn at her home in the village of Willywood. Credit: Noah Friedman-Rudovsky

Closing the policy gap for small-scale farmers in Guatemala

In the second of a series of posts exploring the impact of government policy on small-scale agriculture, Celeste Molina asks what is needed for Guatemala's small farmers to fulfil their...

Onion pickers arrive by tractor at the yellow onion field in Hanareb, Barda, Azerbaijan. Credit: Oxfam/Kieran Doherty

What if…? Questioning the future of agriculture

In December 2012 Oxfam invited food and agriculture experts from around the world to write short provocative and aspirational essays on what the future of agriculture could look like. Richard...

It is the state that is shirking its duties, not the parents

Jack Monroe began using food banks to feed herself and her son last year after losing her job. She found herself grappling with a food budget, after housing costs and bills, of only ten pounds a...

When is a food bank referral not a food bank referral? When it’s from the DWP

A month ago Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty highlighted the stark increase in food poverty in the UK: at least half a million people now rely on emergency food support from foodbanks around the...

Mwajuma Mbonde harvesting rice in KIPO, RUFIJI DISTRICT, TANZANIA. Credit: Aubrey Wade/OXFAM

What the G8 forgot

What did the G8 forget about food security?  Jodie Thorpe shares some lessons from Oxfam's work on tipping the balance in support of farmers. ...

Carmen and her family in their home in Sobrenia, Bolivia. Credit: Peter Tecks/Oxfam

What it feels like when food prices leap

As well-fed world leaders discuss hunger as part of the G8 summit, the voices of those going without is often missed. Cat Meredith looks at Oxfam's recent  Squeezed report to hear personal...

900,000 more in poverty – time to change course?

Figures released by the government today confirm that the real incomes of 900,000 people fell below the poverty line in the year 2011/12, an increase in poverty equivalent to the size of Manchester...

Mwajuma Mbonde harvesting rice in KIPO, RUFIJI DISTRICT, TANZANIA. Credit: Aubrey Wade/OXFAM

Return on Investment: What have we gained from the New Alliance?

At its inception, Oxfam was critical of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. Eric Muñoz of Oxfam America has been on a fact-finding mission to New Alliance countries and...

Mamtaz cooks Chapatis with her daughter. Credit: Timothy Allen/Oxfam

Strikes and fuel shortages – life of a daily wage earner in Karachi

What is the impact of rapidly changing food prices on the world's most vulnerable communities? Our recent joint research report with IDS, sought to answer this question. Here, researcher Mysbah...

Walking the breadline: tackling the scandal of food poverty in Britain

The use of foodbanks in the UK is on the rise, and over half a million people are now thought to be reliant on emergency food aid. Today, Church Action on Poverty and Oxfam are launching Walking...

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