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Archive for March, 2014

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 ...

Burkina Faso: “Without Oxfam I would never have achieved my dreams”, Mariam Nana, president of the women rice processors of Bagré

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Posted in Burkina Faso, English, Governance | No Comments »

For women around the world the 8th of March is a special day, but for Mariam Nana, president of the Union Konnanet of women rice processors of Bagré, March 8th 2014 was of particular significance. Indeed, on that day she ...

Vaincre la faim en Afrique de l’Ouest grâce au commerce

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Posted in Moyens de subsistance, Nutrition et sécurité alimentaire | No Comments »

DAKAR, 24 mars 2014 (IRIN) - Les graves pénuries alimentaires qui frappent le Sahel et l’Afrique de l’Ouest sont souvent dues à des sécheresses et de mauvaises récoltes. Mais l’inefficacité du commerce régional met elle aussi à rude épreuve l’approvisionnement ...

Trading away West Africa’s hunger

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Posted in CAR | No Comments »

DAKAR, 20 March 2014 (IRIN) - Severe food shortages in the Sahel and West Africa are often the result of droughts and poor harvests. But inefficient intra-regional trade also places significant strain on food availability, exacerbating hunger. Poor roads and railways, ...

Burkina Faso:« Sans Oxfam, je n’allais jamais réaliser mon rêve»Mariam Nana, présidente des femmes étuveuses de riz de Bagré

Monday, March 24th, 2014 Posted in Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso, Français, Moyens de subsistance | No Comments »

Si pour les femmes du monde entier, la journée du 8 mars est exceptionnelle, pour Mariam Nana, présidente de l’Union Konnanet des femmes étuveuses de riz de Bagré, celle de 2014 a été historique. En effet, ce jour, elle a ...

Most people in Sierra Leone can’t access pure drinking water.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Posted in English, Sierra Leone | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2479" align="aligncenter" width="426"] In Sierra Leone, most people can't access pure drinking water.Credit:A Kamara[/caption] Saturday March 22nd is World Water Day on the theme 'Water and Energy'.So let's keep the water safe and remember ' ‘‘Water demanded in terms of ...

Mali-A conference on gender-based violence to celebrate the women’s day

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Posted in English, Gender, Mali | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2475" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Malian women celebrating IWD with Oxfam-credit:V Tremeau[/caption] More than 200 people gathered today at the Aoua Keita centre in Bamako participating in many activities organized by Oxfam and its partners, in order to celebrate "International Women's Day" ...

24 hours in Bangui, feeling the pulse

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Posted in CAR, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2470" align="aligncenter" width="461"] 'Trader' in Bangui market[/caption] 07:30 AM Wednesday 19 February As we landed at Bangui airport at 07:30 AM, some fellow travellers heard gunshots. A passenger calls a friend in town who was supposed to pick him up, but ...

Célébration du 8 mars 2014 : OXFAM au Burkina sur le front de la sensibilisation et de la collecte des signatures de la pétition

Monday, March 10th, 2014 Posted in Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso, Gender, Genre | No Comments »

  [caption id="attachment_2463" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Échanges entre une équipe de OXFAM et des visiteurs de stand de l'association Wouol partenaire de OXFAM au Burkina sur la pétition[/caption]  Oxfam au Burkina a été activement aux cotés des femmes lors de la célébration du ...

Mali- conférence sur la violence basée sur le genre pour célébrer la journée de la femme

Monday, March 10th, 2014 Posted in Français, Mali, Mali | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2454" align="aligncenter" width="480"] C’est aux rythmes des chants de l’Ensemble instrumental du Mali que s’est ouverte la journée de la femme à Bamako.Credit-V Tremeau[/caption]