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One in nine people still going hungry

28 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The amount of people going hungry has dropped by 167 million in the last decade, according to new figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The total number of hungry people in the world is now 795 million – which is still 1 in 9 people. Oxfam’s food and climate policy advisor Kelly Dent […]

Vanuatu women in Australia urge action on climate change

30 Jul 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australians can learn about how one of our Pacific neighbours is meeting the challenge of climate change at public events around the country from next week. Oxfam and CARE International are hosting a national speaking tour with Shirley Laban and Mala Silas, two women at the frontline of efforts to tackle climate change in Vanuatu. […]

The maker of Old El Paso takes a bold stand for climate action

29 Jul 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomed today’s commitment from General Mills to implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains and press for political action to address climate change.

Big 10 food companies must do more to tackle climate change

20 May 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australians who enjoy a bowl of Cornflakes in the morning may be shocked to learn that Kellogg’s is among the worst performing of ten major food and drink companies when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, Oxfam Australia said today.

The risky business behind ANZ’s bumper profits

1 May 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

ANZ’s bumper $3.4 billion profit announced this morning comes days after an Oxfam report called on the bank to provide compensation to families and communities who have lost land, homes and livelihoods because of land grabbing practices by ANZ backed companies in South East Asia.

Australian banks backing companies accused of land grabs

28 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s big four banks are backing companies accused of kicking people off their land, leaving them homeless and hungry, Oxfam Australia said today.

Climate change set to worsen hunger: new report

25 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades and our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge, according to an Oxfam report released today.

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

19 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and beverage company, today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening in its supply chain after more than 272,000 people signed petitions and took action as part of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights.

The Coca-Cola Company declares ‘zero tolerance’ for land grabs

8 Nov 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Multinational soft drink giant Coca-Cola today agreed to take steps to stop the practice of land grabs among its network of suppliers after more than 225,000 people signed petitions and took action in support of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights. The company committed its bottlers and franchise holders to do […]

Tackling hunger must remain priority: World Food Day

16 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government must continue to invest in food security given the number of hungry people is on the rise in some regions including West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, Oxfam Australia said on World Food Day (16 Oct).