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Agriculture and Climate Justice

Oxfam pan Africa programme actively supports broader and thematic efforts that address citizens freedom from hunger, right to food, land ownership and climate justice.

It’s been more than two months since it rained in Nakuru County, Kenya, and Jane’s bean crop is long gone. Her only hope on her small plot of 0.8 hectares is the maize crop – but it will also be gone if it doesn’t rain in the next two weeks. In a normal year, it would have rained for three...
Ask any small holder farmer in Africa about their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and you are more likely to sample a story of personal economic decline than a near-death health experience with COVID-19. Movement restrictions imposed by governments to slow down the coronavirus...
What is the position of women in Africa 57 years after the formation of the African Union? How would the world look like if women had secure access, and control of their land, and natural resources? Would the food crisis be managed differently during emergencies, like the big one we are now living...
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.
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...
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