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From global to local: A dynamic advocacy campaign to create food reserves as a lever for food security

Friday, May 9th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2650" align="alignleft" width="224"] Credit-Aissatou Sall[/caption] To cope with the increasing volatility of food prices seen since the 2008 global crisis, Oxfam started calling on the G-20 Agriculture ministers from June 2011 to reconsider their position on creating food reserves so ...

Right to FOOD and family farming IN AFRICA: it is TIME TO ACT!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, English | No Comments »

2014 is a highly symbolic year: it is the United Nations International Year of Family Farming and the African Union Year of Agriculture. This should ensure there is real political progress made in combating food insecurity in Africa. The African ...

Petition to invest bigger and better in Agriculture: 1367 signatures collected in three days, including that of the President of Burkina Faso

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burkina Faso, Campaigns, English | No Comments »

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] His Excellency Blaise COMPAORE,[/caption] President of Burkina FasoFrom 10th to 12th April 2014, a GROW campaign team, made up of Oxfam Burkina Faso, the CPF (Faso farmers confederation)and  the Permanent Secretariat of NGOs and Volunteers, travelled to ...

Ghana: Celebrating Oil4agriculture campaign

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, English, Ghana | No Comments »

Inadequate of investment in small-scale agriculture is a real problem.  While Ghana does invest in agriculture – it is one of the few countries in Africa to have met their African Union commitments to spend at least 10 percent of ...

Has Africa’s focus on farming borne fruit?

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, Climate Change, English | No Comments »

A decade of Caadp has brought progress across the continent but too few returns on agriculture spend in most countries. [caption id="attachment_2441" align="aligncenter" width="460"] armer works in her potato field in Masiaka, Sierra Leone. Women smallholders have not seen many benefits ...

Sharing learning between LAC and West Africa

Friday, February 28th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, English, Food and Security, Let's tackle hunger | No Comments »

West Africa has launched a new initiative to eradicate hunger: The Zero Hunger Initiative - strongly inspired by over a decade of Latin America experience. We wanted to learn from Brazil and others, to make sure we engage with the ...

Celebrating Oil4Agriculture Campaign in Ghana

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, English, Ghana, GROW Campaign | No Comments »

Friday,December ,6, Ghana celebrated National Farmers Day and the success of the Oil4Agric campaign, which recently persuaded the Ghanaian government to invest more of its oil revenues in smallholder farming, means there is a lot to celebrate. Over a quarter of ...

Nigeria: Oxfam au Nigeria observe la Journée internationale de la Paix avec l’Ambassadeur de GROW.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Français, Nigeria | No Comments »

  [caption id="attachment_2108" align="aligncenter" width="451"] L’ambassadeur de GROW Tuface Idibia s'adressant à la foule.                 Copyright © Oxfam Nigeria, 2013.[/caption] Abuja, 21 Septembre 2013: Comme Nelson Mandela l’a noté «L'éducation est l'arme la plus puissante que ...

Oxfam GB West Africa annual report: Our activities and achievements in 2012.

Friday, August 30th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Burkina Faso, Campaigns, Climate Change, Cote d'Ivoire, Countries, English, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria | No Comments »

Message from Aboubacry Tall, Regional Director for West Africa, Oxfam Great Britain Dear all, I am delighted to share with you the 2012-13 annual report for Oxfam GB in West Africa. It outlines the significant achievements made by our staff and partners ...

Today Africa has spoken

Monday, August 26th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_1876" align="alignright" width="203"] Credit: Mohamet Lamine Ndiaye, Oxfam[/caption] 15 August, 2013 - Sitting at Constitutional Hill a historic place, ex-prison, symbol of human rights abuses during the Apartheid era ; now place of Rights, home of  South Africa constitutional court. Sitting ...