Tag: climate change adaptation

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Vicky Awitan, a member of the United Farmers of Cuyago, working in the rice fields, Agusan Del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Credit: Oxfam

Resilience: from conference room to conflict zone

Resilience advisor Daniel Morchain recently attended a conference on resilience in Addis Ababa and then travelled to Mindanao in the Philippines and saw some of the lessons of resilience in action....

Balakammaiah, a farmer from  the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh whose crops have suffered as a result of climate change. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

5 lessons from the latest report on climate change

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today, reveals a grim picture of increasing extreme floods, drought, food shortages, conflict and economic damage. Here...

Ipaishe cycles the 6 km to work on the land she now owns, Gutu District, Zimbabwe. Credit:Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Adapting to a hotter, hungrier world in Zimbabwe

As we launch our new briefing on the impact of climate change on hunger, John Magrath introduces Ipaishe, a Zimbabwean farmer who has experienced both the benefits and limitations of schemes that...

A satellite image of the super El Niño of 1997-1998. The seesaw-like effect of an El Niño, with sea level along the equator down in the west and up in the eastern Pacific, can be seen in this image. White and red indicate higher-than-normal sea levels (warm water) and purple represents lower-than-normal sea height and cooler water. Credit: NASA/JPL

Increase in super El Niños will impact the poorest most

Scientists may have cracked a big climate puzzle:  whether rising global temperatures will influence the weather phenomenon known as El Niño. Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes. Here,...

David a fisherman and a member of the Agta-Dumagat indigenous community, Philippines. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Can we use the wisdom of the crowd to build resilience?

In the first in a series of blog posts Dante Dalabajan,  project manager of an Oxfam GB adaptation programme in the Philippines, reflects on the importance of consulting local communities....

Women farmers of Barangay Aquino, Municipality of Esperanza, Province of Sultan Kudarat.  Photo credit: Dante Dalabajan

Risk, fragility and resilience: lessons from typhoons and conflict

As we launch our new paper  No Accident,  Dante Dalabajan reflects on resilience and shares lessons from Mindanao, a conflict-afflicted region, which has been hit by two devastating typhoons. ...

Dairy herd in Aknaghbyur. Credit: Daniel Morchain/Oxfam

Assessing vulnerability to prioritise interventions – lessons from a South Caucasus village

We live in an uncertain world; here Daniel Morchain describes an approach to vulnerability and impact assessment he recently used in Armenia in order to reduce uncertainty and make our interventions...

Aberra Chane, Ethiopian farmer. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Smallholders must be part of the solution to the food crisis

A food production crisis is facing the planet, but smallholder farmers could offer a significant part of the solution, says Colin McQuistan.  ...

Aissata Abdoul Diop, a member of the Diawoud community women's cooperative. Due to lack of rain and rising food prices, people living in the Mauritanian Sahel are at risk of food insecurity

Extreme weather, extreme prices – what will more erratic weather do to food prices?

Tracy Carty, Climate Change Policy Adviser at Oxfam GB, on how more extreme weather events caused by climate change will affect food prices in the future. ...

Harvesting potatoes in Chongoene, Limpopo Valley, Mozambique Credit: Joel Chiziane/OxfamAUS

Climate change and supply chains – is there a ‘business case’ for adaptation?

Oxfam recently invited 14 food companies and stakeholders, including Acclimatise, Café Direct, Marks & Spencer, Starbucks, The Body Shop and Waitrose, to discuss some of the issues raised by...