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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. ...

Members of Cyembogo's Women's Association cultivating fields. Credit: Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Making the food system work for women: join the discussion with some of the world’s leading thinkers

Ten experts on food and gender issues will be taking part in an online discussion from next week - and you can take part too.  ...

Shopkeeper Ala'a Abdhullah Farag Wans demonstrates rising food prices in Yemen. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

What’s up (or down) with global hunger?

As organisations around the globe celebrate World Food Day, Richard King, our Policy Researcher on all things 'food security' reflects on the latest estimates of global hunger in the new...