In a video blog she recorded while in Burkina Faso for Oxfam recently, former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja describes her visit to Koutoula Yarce village, where she saw a cash-for-work program in action and met an amazing woman called Awa.
“Because they called me crazy, I wanted to prove their words were wrong.” In part one of a two-part interview, Maria Loretha talks about the challenges of going from being a big-city lawyer in Java to a small-scale sorghum farmer in Flores.
On her second day in Niger, Oxfam’s Louise Mooney wakes up to much-needed rain, and meets one of Oxfam’s beneficiaries, widowed mother-of-nine Fara, who tells her, “May God help the people of Australia for helping us”.
Our South African guests, Colette, Roseline and Gertruida, continue their Australian speaking tour in Sydney, where they meet local food producers and chefs, while spreading the word about tackling hunger the sustainable way.
Imagine if the lifestyle your family had led for generations was on the verge of extinction. Would you cling determinedly to the old ways or would you bite the bullet and make whatever changes were necessary to survive? Herding families in the southern Ethiopian village of Melka Guba were forced to make this decision. Years […]
New agricultural know-how and a sense of community have turned Ethiopian widow Balcha’s life around. Despair has been replaced by hope and an unfamiliar sense of possibility…
Agricultural communities in southern Somalia – the country’s grain basket – are being severely affected by the current drought, which has resulted in widespread failure of crops. But an Oxfam project is helping farmers get through this difficult time and providing hope for a better harvest in January.
Honduran bee-keeper German Garcia Lara is feeling the effects of climate change, as he struggles with increasingly unpredictable rain patterns, longer dry spells and warming temperatures that threaten the production of his hives.