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Archive for the ‘Agriculture’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

SADC: Building unity and solidarity to effect a system change

Monday, August 18th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

Via Campesina, Rural Women Assembly, People's Dialogue and WoMin [caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" "][/caption] Bulawayo, 14 August 2014- Women from all the corners of the Southern African region descended on Bulawayo to participate in a parallel of the SADC Heads of ...

Himalaya micro-hydro scheme: Empowering women through sustainable energy

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, English, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3640" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" The rehabilitated Simbengadzibve irrigation scheme with bean crops. Photo: Priyal Pillay/Oxfam "][/caption] While the lack of modern sustainable energy services in many parts of Africa and the developing world affect everyone, they impact men and women ...

Climate Change no longer a myth in Southern Africa

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Angola, Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, GROW campaign, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

By Professor Nicholas Ngepah: Senior Regional Research Adviser for Oxfam in Southern Africa [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Workers preparing fields to grow corn, Gutu project irrigation site. Credit DAVID_WHITE"][/caption] Climate change is no longer a myth in Southern African communities. It is ...

Stop climate change making people hungry: Join us today!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, English, Food security, GROW campaign | No Comments »

Rural Women’s Assembly chapter launched in Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Countries, English, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

Story Credit: Mercia Andrews [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" The Minister of Women Affairs flanked by members of the Rural Women’s Assembly "][/caption] The Zimbabwe Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) was launched on the 30th of October 2013. More ...

Women mobilizing fellow women farmers:Christina Mtawali Anderson

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Education, English, Malawi, Women's rights | No Comments »

Story and Photo Credit : Daud Kayisi , Oxfam Malawi [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Christina Mtawali Anderson"][/caption] For the past 20 years Christina Mtawali Anderson, 59, from Mayesa village Traditional Authority Zulu in Mchinji district has been ...

A Photo Essay of Oxfam’s Zimbabwe programme.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, Health, Water and sanitation, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

Story and Photo Credit : Laurie Adams, Regional Director , Oxfam Southern Africa & Oxfam Zimbabwe Country Office This is a chronicle of Laurie Adam’s visit to Oxfam’s Zimbabwe programme Stunning spring, turning to summer but climate change causing hardship ...

Africa has spoken! First ever Pan African Land Grab Hearing

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, English, Food security, Governance, GROW campaign, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Raulina Valoi "][/caption] Credit: Mohamet Lamine Ndiaye, Oxfam Pan Africa Programme ‘Today, Africa has spoken!’These were the last words of the panel at the first ever Pan African Land Grab Hearings, held at the symbolic ...