Oxfam Policy & Practice - Food Security Publicationsuuid:03289585-aa85-48e1-9f49-c39a155ec401;id=4642017-02-23T07:13:32Z26c21f1c-209c-4aa2-b042-7e5e843414d6Red Gold and Fishing in the Lake Chad Basin: Restoring destroyed livelihoods and protecting people in Niger’s Diffa region2017-02-04T00:18:09Z<p>As part of its emergency response in Diffa, Oxfam in Niger undertook a <a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/a-modified-emergency-market-mapping-analysis-and-protection-analysis-smoked-fis-620163">modified EMMA (Emergency Market Mapping Analysis) in November 2016</a>. The broad aim was to understand the effect of the Boko Haram conflict and the military operations to counter...70243c6d-a2e4-4190-8deb-0a0b2016e358Our Seeds: Lessons from the drought. Voices of farmers in Zimbabwe2016-12-17T00:29:35Z<p>Zimbabwean smallholder farmers consider seed security to be an issue of national security. For them, access to the right seeds at the right time, and for the right price, is critical to being able to produce enough food to eat in the face of growing climate disruption. Farmer seed systems and community seed banks provide an important safety net for cash-strapped, vulnerable people. They also help...d8e51055-d872-4a63-81d5-be3ac9fb0961En ordre disperse: Des progrès encore insuffisants dans la mise en œuvre de l’approche programme dans le secteur rural au Burkina Faso2016-12-02T00:03:52Z<p>Au Burkina les partenaires au développement financent la grande majorité des investissements dans le secteur agricole. Au moment de l’élaboration de la deuxième phase du PNSR, les enjeux liés à la coordination et à l’alignement prennent une importance particulière afin d’éviter les duplications et les incohérences, et garantir l’atteinte des résultats du plan global de développement du secteur agricole....1467fd1f-1bdd-486b-9578-91ce0751e8db‘The Longest Lean Season’: How urgent action is needed to counter the devastating humanitarian impacts of the El Niño drought in Southern Africa2016-11-21T00:12:16Z<p>Although the El Niño weather event has ended, the humanitarian needs resulting from the drought in Southern Africa remain huge, and are still deepening. With the next harvests not due until March/April 2017, governments, donors and humanitarian actors must urgently provide food and other assistance to support people through this long, hard lean season. Farmers desperately need seeds and fertilizers...c1ad4f49-f07c-4694-8363-49d9b63e83daImproving Food Security in Georgia: Oxfam’s multi-stakeholder network approach2016-10-27T00:14:00+01:00<p>This case study describes how the Georgian Alliance for Agriculture and Rural Development (GAARD) became a multi-stakeholder network. It explores how the network has contributed to Oxfam’s ability to leverage wider change and has helped establish relationships with key actors. It discusses the network’s initial achievements, and considers what its strategy for sustainability should be, if it is...4818ea9b-2821-4435-a923-1c0f2c326f37Understanding Networks: The application of Social Network Analysis methodology in the South Caucasus context2016-10-27T00:14:08+01:00<p>Oxfam has had many experiences of building networks to leverage change for people living in poverty worldwide, and aims to learn from these about what makes such alliances more or less effective. This case study focuses on two networks developed in the South Caucasus region which were recently analysed using Social Network Analysis (SNA) methodology. The main objective of the paper is to share the...c1c6e0a6-7364-4ea8-a2b1-d9caceff9f70Enhancing Market-Oriented Urban Agriculture in the Gaza Strip: Networking for policy change and resilience2016-10-30T00:17:37+01:00<p>The protracted conflict and the Israeli-imposed blockade have had a devastating effect on Gaza’s economy. The movement of people and goods is severely restricted; 90 percent of factories and workshops have had to close; 80 percent of people are in need of aid; and exports recently fell to less than two percent. Oxfam is working as one of 50 member organizations of the Gaza Urban and Peri-urban Agricultural...0d83e7f5-f3fd-41c9-a249-5c3f3ff2f9cfResilience in Chad: Impact evaluation of reinforcing resilience capacity and food security in Bahr el Gazal and Guéra2016-10-23T00:23:33+01:00<p>This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15, selected for review under the resilience thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in December 2014 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of two projects: the ‘reinforcing resilience capacity in Bahr el Gazal’ project, and the ‘Improving the Food Security...b8cbbebc-6ee6-4355-8a00-60176dced232Consolidated Gender Analysis for the Ethiopian Drought Response2016-10-23T00:23:31+01:00<p>This report is the first to be published by the project ‘Institutionalising Gender in Emergencies’, which is funded by the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and implemented by Oxfam in Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It is a gender analysis developed in collaboration with CARE Ethiopia and combines a desk review with primary field research in Ethiopia, focusing...f70c5720-b685-49c7-94a0-417a826cab23Making Maize Markets Work For All in Southern Africa2016-10-23T00:23:28+01:00<p>In most of sub-Saharan Africa, maize is a staple food crop – grown on some 33 million hectares of the total 194 million hectares of cultivated land. Southern African also has some of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. Small-scale maize producers in the region face numerous obstacles and are both buyers and sellers of maize. So how maize markets work is fundamentally important – and currently...ed33ac56-9965-437f-bfa3-d6e9a6f4a61dPrecarious Lives: Work, food and care after the global food crisis2016-10-23T00:23:27+01:00<p>When food prices spiked in 2008, the international price of basic food items peaked at unprecedented levels, bringing a wave of food riots in low-income countries. Subsequent price volatility had huge impacts on millions of people who struggled to feed their families nutritiously. <em><a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/food-livelihoods/food-price-volatility-research">Life in a...dd67d997-ee1d-4810-8768-d91fd7fcb517A Preventable Crisis: El Niño and La Niña events need earlier responses and a renewed focus on prevention2016-10-23T00:23:15+01:00<p>The devastating impacts of the 2015–16 El Niño will be felt well into 2017. This crisis was predicted, yet overall, the response has been too little too late. The looming La Niña event may further hit communities that are already deeply vulnerable. To end this cycle of failure, there is an urgent need for humanitarian action where the situation is already dire, to prepare for La Niña later this...c081a0d1-132a-4d4e-93a2-b12e0a03d6feThe Impact of Food Assistance on Pastoralist Livelihoods in Humanitarian Crises: An evidence synthesis protocol2016-10-30T00:17:30+01:00<p>This protocol outlines plans for conducting an evidence synthesis on the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods. The distinctiveness of pastoralists – including factors related to the erosion of their livelihood strategies and the difficulty posed by identification of frequently mobile households – and their particular vulnerability to humanitarian crises suggest that the effects of humanitarian...8807fabd-ea32-4070-9dec-571305d6724bAre consortia a good way forward?2016-06-02T00:14:23+01:00<p class="Coverintroduction">This paper seeks to highlight the challenges that can be experienced when managing consortia and to propose possible solutions. Consortia are becoming increasingly commonplace and have distinct differences from the usual partnerships. Consequently, there is a need for clear guidelines on how to manage them. Oxfam faces challenges in this regard because its traditional ways...8500c352-17cd-4a57-8de0-8f70fb1ba66aRompre les barrières du scepticisme pour un partenariat2016-06-02T00:14:25+01:00<p class="Coverintroduction"><span lang="FR">Notre ambition était de parvenir à regrouper en réseau des organisations communautaires de base (ou CBO), travaillant dans le secteur rizicole en vue de favoriser une meilleure implication des acteurs et leur donner plus de poids et de voix, à travers le programme PINORD (Programme d’appui aux Initiatives du Nord). Mais pourquoi ce modèle de partenariat,...d09badaf-a1dd-4b97-9460-76198d77d24bHot, Hungry and Starved of Investment: Supporting smallholders to build a climate-resilient agricultural sector in southern Africa2016-11-05T00:22:39Z<p class="text"><span>As the African Development Bank meets in southern Africa, one of the strongest and most sustained El Niño events on record – turbocharged by climate change – is causing severe drought, failed harvests and a hunger crisis across the region. This is being made worse by record high temperatures as a result of global warming. Women farmers are on the front line of climate change,...1f54400e-aa4f-4f7a-9add-9263901c0379The Power is in People: Reflections from our development practice in South Africa2016-07-02T00:04:48+01:00<p>This Oxfam Australia publication captures experiences, learning, knowledge and underlying principles of the development of the programs in South Africa from 1998 to 2016. In this light, it<span style="font-size: 10pt;"> seeks to do many things:</span></p>
<li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Describe the journey in South Africa through the eyes of Oxfam staff, highlighting key moments </span><span...4d936071-3ab1-4bbd-94cd-9a00901e7c90The Journey to Sustainable Food: A three-year update on the Behind the Brands campaign2016-10-30T00:17:27+01:00<p>In February 2013, Oxfam launched the Behind the Brands campaign to challenge the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies on their social and environmental policies and practices, and to amplify the voices of key stakeholders such as farmers, communities, consumers and investors calling on them to take action. This report provides an overview of the progress made over the past three years.</p>
<p>The...b9c8149f-7ecd-4c95-a90e-2ad7205416abNational Food Security Act 2013: Moving from exclusion to inclusion2016-10-30T00:17:29+01:00<p>India has one of the lowest per capita daily supply of calories, protein and fat, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). One of the biggest contradictions of contemporary India is the unconscionably high rates of child malnutrition and the largest number of hungry people in the world, even as it emerged as one of the fastest growing economies. India has been...dffe805b-a47f-44fb-a8cc-0a06e2668e96Stories of Change: Through the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)2016-06-05T00:14:07+01:00<p>The Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) is a collaborative partnership between Oxfam Australia’s Southern Africa office and a group of South African-based organisations working at a grassroots level to affect social change. </p>
<p>The breadth of issues these organisations tackle is diverse and includes health, sustainable livelihoods which typically involves...