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Date: Jul 2013

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Onion pickers arrive by tractor at the yellow onion field in Hanareb, Barda, Azerbaijan. Credit: Oxfam/Kieran Doherty

What if…? Questioning the future of agriculture

In December 2012 Oxfam invited food and agriculture experts from around the world to write short provocative and aspirational essays on what the future of agriculture could look like. Richard...

Delegates at the National Youth Peace Debate. Credit: Joel van Hoedt/Oxfam

“It is good for young people to know what peace is.” Afghanistan's Youth Peace Debate

Although almost 50 percent of the Afghan population is under 15, it is rare for young people to be involved in the country's peace process or to have their voices heard. This changed last month...

The monthly meeting of a women's farming group called AAROH in Deramunshi village, in Uttar Pradesh, India. Credit: Oxfam/Tom Pietrasik

Feminism: the radical notion that women are people...

As the latest issue of Gender & Development examines the role of solidarity, editor Caroline Sweetman emphasises the importance of collective action to feminism. ...

Milking it: How dairy farming is transforming lives for flood-hit women in Bangladesh

Following on from Saturday's International Day of Cooperatives, Norul Amin writes on how forming a producer group transformed the lives of women dairy farmers in a remote village  in Bangladesh. ...

Women's Collective Action – what have we learnt?

To mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Marianne Cassidy looks back at a mammoth three-year research project recently completed in Mali, Tanzania and Ethiopia and summarises what we have...

It is the state that is shirking its duties, not the parents

Jack Monroe began using food banks to feed herself and her son last year after losing her job. She found herself grappling with a food budget, after housing costs and bills, of only ten pounds a...

Veeru Kohli. Credit: Sara Faruqi/Dawn.com

Veeru Kohli – the ultimate outsider

When Veeru Kohli stood as independent candidate in Hyderabad's provincial elections on 11  May 2013 she made history. Jacky Repila explains how Oxfam's Raising Her Voice programme...

When is a food bank referral not a food bank referral? When it’s from the DWP

A month ago Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty highlighted the stark increase in food poverty in the UK: at least half a million people now rely on emergency food support from foodbanks around the...