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LAND FOR FOOD! Rural Women’s Assembly march on Human Rights Day

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, English, Food security, Women's rights | No Comments »

For the RWA the story of Mandela is a story of struggle that started in the rural village where land and rural livelihoods was at the foundation of his life experience. Mandela’s life was a struggle for many freedoms! But ...

Rural Women Stories: Nomsa Selebano

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, GROW campaign | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Nomsa Selebano "][/caption] We’ve come here together as a group of farmers. We meet each fortnight to support each other and listen to problems and solutions. I’m a small scale farmer growing crops. I have leased my ...

Rural Women Stories: Elizabeth Motoko

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, GROW campaign, South Africa | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Elizabeth Motoko "][/caption] I’ve been campaigning since I was born. When I was 9 years old I travelled with my granny and mother to Pretoria to join a protest during the fight against Apartheid. In our community ...

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 Posted in Angola, Countries, GROW campaign, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" "][/caption] One in four people in sub-Saharan Africa are hungry, the worst prevalence of any region in the world and more than double the global average. Climate change is a major contributor to this, threatening the ...

Learning from Typhoon Haiyan: Are Southern African countries ready for the challenge?

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, GROW campaign, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Zuze holds up his failed maize plants.‘The climate keeps on changing and if it doesn’t improve life will be hard on us and we will just be waiting for the time when are going to ...

Living on R6 a day in a country of 47000 dollar Millionaires

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in English, Food security, GROW campaign, South Africa | No Comments »

By: Pooven Moodley [caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" 'We are rated as the cheapest’. Elzetta shares how 13 million feel facing hunger in South Africa."][/caption] Inequality is intertwined within existence in South Africa. From the days of royalty to colonization and apartheid, ...

The Ninth African Development Forum: Key Asks and Priorities

Monday, October 13th, 2014 Posted in Countries, English, Governance | No Comments »

Domestic resources are, and will continue to be, the largest source of sustainable financing for development in African countries. While Official Development Assistance (ODA) remains a critical source of development finance in Africa, rising from USD 35.8 Billion in 2005 ...

Smallholder farmers facing the brunt of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, September 26th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Water flows from trough to crop. Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam"][/caption] Climate-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change have cost almost half a trillion dollars (US$490 billion) - three times more ...

What I learnt this morning in Matiwe village on International Literacy Day

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 Posted in Countries, Education, English, Women's rights, Zambia | 1 Comment »

Misozi Tembo: Media and Communications Coordinator, Zambia [caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Kapui Mubuyeata. Photo Credit: Misozi Tembo"][/caption] Early this morning, as I was filming at a community school in Matiwe Community, Nalikwanda Constituency 35 Kms from Mongu Town, Western Zambia, I ...

Oxfam, CARD link smallholder farmers to ready markets

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Countries, English, Malawi | No Comments »

By: Daud Kayisi,Media & Communications Coordinator, Malawi [caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Kholoni women group processing ground nuts to ground nut paste"][/caption] Due to favourable climatic conditions, smallholder farmers from Mchinji district are among those that grow groundnuts, soy beans and ...