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Rice project beneficiary Susana Edwards, aged 50 works in her rice fieldin the Pouh Town area of Grand Gedeh county, Liberia. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Eradicating hunger in West Africa: learning from Brazil

Next week, see the launch of the West Africa Zero Hunger Initiative in Accra, Ghana. Here, Jérôme Gérard shares his hopes that West Africa can learn from Brazil's strategy which has seen 28 million...

Small is beautiful on World Food Day

With 'Sustainable Food Systems' the theme of this year's World Food Day, Erinch Sahan reminds both governments and private sector investors of their duty to actively support small-scale...

Have we tipped the balance?

To celebrate World Food Day, we are releasing Tipping the Balance - 2012's report on agricultural investment and market governance - as an eBook. Maria Michalopoulou ponders how the debate...

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...

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...

Making markets work for women smallholders in Tanzania

As we launch the findings of our research on Women's Collective Action in agricultural markets, Global Research Adviser Martin Walsh, who helped to develop the methodology for the case studies,...

Comfort Adeniyi, a cocoa farmer, on her farm in Ayetoro-Ijesa in southwest Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos for Oxfam America

Are women from Mars?

Our Behind The Brands campaign launch kicked off with a call for Mars, Mondelez International and Nestlé to stop ignoring the women who are working in their cocoa supply chains....

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.  ...