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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) ...

Future of agriculture banner. Text reads 'What is your vision.'

What's your vision for the future of agriculture?

Forecasts indicate world food production must grow at least fifty per cent by 2050, to feed a population of nine billion people. But can this be done in a way that eradicates hunger, preserves the...

WG Kusumawathi picking tea Sri Lanka. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Women's rights within the food system — the debate continues

Oxfam's online discussion on Making the food system work for women got off to a great start last week. Here Lauren Ravon summarises the debate so far and invites you to join in. ...