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Archive for May, 2011

Nigeria – The Farmers Manifesto

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, English, GROW Campaign | No Comments »

 By Jamillah Mwanjisi, Campaigns Manager, Oxfam Nigeria  In Nigeria, the farmer’s manifesto, launched on February 28th, 2011 in Abuja called upon the government to not only prioritise agriculture and improve the quantity and quality of investments, but also to target small-scale ...

Land Grabbing in Ghana

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in English, Ghana, GROW Campaign, Land Grabbing | No Comments »

ActionAid Ghana in collaboration with Food Security Policy Advocacy Network (FoodSPAN) conducted a rapid appraisal of a landgrabbing spree by Scanfuel Company at Agogo in the Asante Akim North Municipality, Ashanti Region. This was a follow up action to an ...

Nigeria: Land Grabbing, Small Scale Farmers and Food Security

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, Climate Change, English, GROW Campaign, Land Grabbing, Nigeria | No Comments »

By Adeola Soetan Land grabbing in the conventional meaning of the concept has not become a major problem in south western part of Nigeria. This is because cases of foreign investors or multinational agric-business organizations coming to take over farmland for ...

Des recits du Burkina Faso

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, Campagne CULTIVONS, Français | No Comments »

Fati Tondé, 65 ans, Comumunauté de Nobéré, province de Zoundwéogo (Région Centre-sud). Fati Tondé vit dans cette communauté depuis qu’elle s’est mariée, il y a beaucoup d’années. Elle travaille dans le champ familial de céréale pour aider  son mari.  Fati  développe ...

Ne touche pas à ma terre – la problematique de l’accaparement des terres en Afrique

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in Accaparement des Terres, Agriculture, Campagne CULTIVONS, Français | No Comments »

Nigeria – The tale of the Ofada Rice

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, Climate Change, English, GROW Campaign, Nigeria, Uncategorized | No Comments »

By Adeola Soetan Ofada village is a rural farming community in Ogun State. It is located about forty-fifty kilometers from Abeokuta and Ikeja, capital cities of Ogun and Lagos States respectively.  About two to three decades ago, the settlement was a ...

Nigeria: Climate Change, a Real Threat to Food Security

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, Climate Change, English, GROW Campaign, Nigeria | No Comments »

By Adeola Soetan Climate change as a global phenomenon has general and specific effects as it affects small scale farmers and food security along regional and global divide. Listening to groups of farmers in some villages in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo ...

Let Them Eat the Cake – Mamadou Biteye from the G8 Summit

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 Posted in Campaigns, English | No Comments »

The Leaders of the top eight economies in the world are at G8 Summit in Deauville, France.  Oxfam is there too. The G8 leaders made a promise to the world’s poorest people to halve poverty by 2015 and to put ...

Julia Moore, Public Health Promoter, writes from Maryland County, Liberia

Friday, May 20th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

As a public health promoter, Julia Moore, has a crucial role to play in ensuring sanitation and preventing the outbreak of disease in Bishop Ferguson transit centre. This site, which is a temporary home to over 4,300 refugees from Ivory ...

Semaine Mondiale d’Activité sur l’Education : Le « Grand récit » au Burkina Faso

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Par Justin N. Justin Yamwemba, Responsable du Programme Education À l’occasion de la semaine mondiale d’action pour l’éducation pour tous, la Coalition Nationale pour l’Education Pour Tous du Burkina Faso partenaire d’Oxfam pour les Campagnes EPT au Burkina, a obtenu le ...