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Market stall (Credit: Tessa Bunney)

As food prices stabilise, is there a rising dependence on processed and unsafe foods?

The Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility research project has worked with 23 communities for three or more years examining how they are coping with changes in food prices and the impact on their...

Women and children eating

Hidden hunger: South Africans speak out on World Food Day

On World Food Day John Magrath shares the findings of an Oxfam South Africa report which reveals that one in four citizens are going hungry. The causes of poverty, the cost of food, and related issues...

Salome Ntui outside her home and shop in Mukuru, Kenya. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Who answers to the hungry? Claiming the right to food in Kenya

In Kenya poor households are struggling to afford food and government schemes are not doing enough to prevent people going hungry. Carolyne Gatimu introduces a study of food rights in Kenya as part...

 Maurine Minykha, 25, a single mother of two, buys food on credit from a local store in the Lunga Lunga area of the Mukuru informal settlement on April 2nd 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Help yourself - going it alone to achieve food security

If you and your family were going hungry, would you expect your government to do something about it? Policy research adviser Richard King discusses the second year results of our food price volatility...

Aminata Yero uses her hands to make mud channels for irrigation in Mauritania. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Intermon Oxfam

A hotter world is a hungrier world

The latest assessment of global climate change enters a new phase today as scientists and civil servants gather in Stockholm to discuss the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

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...

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...

Florence Kitonyo owns Amani Café in Lango Baya and is struggling with high food prices. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Squeezed: living with volatile food prices

Food prices have been rising globally for over five years. As we launch Squeezed, our new research report on food price volatility, Richard King explains how food price pressure is affecting people's...

Monitoring the production line for dishwasher liquid bottles. Credit: Unilever Viet Nam

Oxfam and Unilever – no longer such strange bedfellows?

Oxfam GB has today published a groundbreaking report on labour rights in Unilever's supply chain. It is groundbreaking not so much because of its content (although as the project's technical...

Women smallholders in Mali. Credit: Colin McQuistan/Oxfam

Can smallholder women farmers feed the world?

Women farmers produce more than half of all food worldwide and currently account for 43 percent of the global agricultural labour force. (Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization) ...