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Valerie Mukangerero (53 yrs) walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, Eastern Rwanda, Kirehe District. Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam
In Africa, land is an indispensable asset, yet, unnuanced, land belongs to men. This is despite women growing 70 percent of the food that feeds the continent. The World Bank estimates that just under 13 percent of African women claim sole ownership of land, compared to 36 percent of African men.
The World Economic Forum on Africa Meeting (WEF Africa) is arguably the premier meeting of business and governmental leaders that takes place on the African continent – one that is particularly influential in setting the region’s economic agenda. This year is of particular importance because of the...
In May 2019, for the first time several Oxfam country colleagues met up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for ‘The Climate & Agriculture Finance Learning event.’ Participants were able to learn from each other’s experiences, to hear from external experts, and to begin to think about opportunities for...
The WLRIDGA[1] project is a 3-year project funded by the EU, the International Land Coalition (ILC) and other Oxfam’s matching funds. Oxfam Novib is the lead applicant together with co-applicants Oxfam International, PLAAS[2] and PROPAC[3] The project has released its Scorecard on Women Land Rights...
African Liberation Day was celebrated in Africa and around the world on Saturday, 25 May 2019. Its objective is to advance the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism. This year’s theme centred on ‘AFRICA IS NOT FOR SALE; STOP HUMAN TRAFICKING AND SLAVERY’
Women’s land and property rights could greatly be improved if all AU member countries implemented the existing commitments.
Climate-related disasters are becoming more prevalent and more harmful – both economically and in human terms, with poor people hit hardest. Therefore, we need a continental disaster prevention and response program that builds up stronger early warning systems and is entirely more effective and...
The Pan Africa Programme took part in a policy dialogue convening themed: “Agency and Accountability: Securing Citizens’ Voice and Participation in Africa’s Agriculture Development” from the 2nd to 5th April 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. The forum brought together partners and like-minded institutions to...
The road EN6 (national road number six)
The Africa Climate Week organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and hosted by the Government of Ghana has just ended. The event held on the 18th and 22nd March sought to broaden stakeholder engagement and will be instrumental in demonstrating that there is...
Small holder farmers in Burundi
The world is letting down Africa’s smallholder farmers – and governments across the globe urgently need to more than double their spend on helping them adapt to the brutal daily realities of a climate that is already changing. Small-scale farmers, herders and fisher-folk, who produce the majority...