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Archive for the ‘Climate change’ 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

OI FCJ Campaign Launch – Rural Women Make Themselves Heard

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Countries, Food security, GROW campaign | No Comments »

Thembela Njenga Economic Justice Policy and Campaign Coordinator: Southern Africa [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Rural Women and Oxfam in solidarity "][/caption] The Southern Africa Region hosted a regional event at the historical Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg South Africa as a means to ...

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 »