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World Food Day: Typhoon Ketsana destroys Cambodia’s rice harvest

Monday, October 19th, 2009 Posted in Dow Punpiputt | No Comments »

This entry was posted on Oxfam's News Blog on October 16th, 2009 at 11:22 am Typhoon Ketsana made this year’s annual flood in Cambodia so much more intense that hectares of rice have been destroyed. Oxfam’s Dow Punpiputt reports. This is my first ...

Oxfam rice reach typhoon-affected villagers

Monday, October 19th, 2009 Posted in Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen, Vietnam/Việt Nam | 1 Comment »

Our Communications Officer in Vietnam, Ngueyen Thi Hoang Yen, recalls the journey of delivering 150 tons of rice to the first distribution in Kon Tum province, typhoon ketsana's hardest hit area.   Hue and I sat in the cabin of the truck, ...

Jusmine Rice in the Weeping Plain: Adapting Rice Farming to Climate Change in Northeast Thailand

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in Chalermsak Kittitrakul | 2 Comments »

Thai farming community adapts to climate change as world leaders shun solutions

Monday, January 19th, 2009 Posted in Uamdao Ben Noikorn | 3 Comments »

While developed nations struggle to compromise a greenhouse gases cut, a farming community in Thailand are finding ways to adapt to climate change in a bid to save their livelihood. Photo: Mongkonsawat Luengvorapant

Farmers in Supan Buri show how 100% natural farming is possible

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Source : ThaiAsia Today Oxfam's partner, Khao Kwan Foundation, is aiming high in the hope of moving towards an even more natural method than organic farming.

Lush paddy fields as far as the eye can see. So why can’t this farmer afford to feed his family?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

By Alex Tranton Originally published on : The Observer Sunday July 20 2008   Cambodia produces more rice than it needs, but the soaring cost of fuel is pushing up food prices and forcing villagers to send their children out to work. So what can ...

Philippines calls on UN to help poorer countries fight soaring food, fuel prices

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 Posted in Bert Maerten | No Comments »

Source : UN News Centre 23 September 2008 – The developing world is at a “tipping point” due to fluctuations in the global economy, the President of the Philippines told the General Assembly today, calling on the United Nations for ...

Sowing the seeds of sustainability

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A little bit of training can go a long way in giving poor communities a leg up. With help from Oxfam, Cambodian rice farmers are learning a revolutionary planting technique that can boost their harvests by up to 25 times! ...