Emissions produced from burning coal for power are the single biggest driver of climate change. And climate change is a major threat in the fight against hunger. If Australia truly wishes to help bring low-cost energy to the world and build a bright economic future for itself, it’s time we stopped exporting dirty coal and promoting it as a false solution to poverty.
How can we reduce hunger at the same time that our changing climate is making access to food more difficult for millions around the world? Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke will discuss the challenges we face in Tasmania this November.
Climate change is already having an impact on the ability of communities to feed themselves — communities like that of Virginia Ñuñonca, a farmer in the Peruvian highlands. Like many of the world’s more than 500 million family farmers, Virginia is experiencing increased impacts from climate change. Changing seasons and extreme weather are leading to […]
Birtukan Dagnachew Tegegn believes in making a contribution to the world — through farming. “When you collect the harvest … it makes you feel like you are witnessing the wonders of nature,” she said. “[You are] taking care of the most valuable thing, which is the food we all eat.” But making a living this […]
By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International. Across South Asia and Southeast Asia, millions of small family farms are the bedrock of national food security. But the pressure on these farmers is increasing. Population growth is not slowing, demand for land for development is accelerating, and agricultural productivity seems to be reaching a plateau. When […]
By Oxfam GROW in El Salvador Food. It’s one of life’s great pleasures. We think about it all the time. Most of us eat food at least three times a day. Some of us take photos of food and upload them to social media. But in El Salvador those who grow over 80% of the […]
It’s 4am. You get up like any other morning with your young baby. Except today is different. Last night a freak storm flooded your fields and your crops are out of action. You don’t know how you will make a living or feed your family in the coming months. This is the reality that many […]
Oxfam Australia is fortunate to have passionate and knowledgeable prominent Australians supporting our Eat Local Feed Global initiative this October. Met some of the celebrities who are helping to create a world free from hunger and inequality.
For Oxfam, and for hundreds of millions of people around the world, climate change is about food. It is about the ability of communities to feed themselves. Put simply – a hot world is a hungry world. Extreme weather, unpredictable rains, and rising seas, are making it harder for people to grow and buy enough food to eat.
Eat Local Feed Global gets us to bring our mates together for lunch or dinner during the month of October to discuss how climate change is impacting world hunger. To hold your best ever Eat Local Feed Global event, check out Oxfam Shop for some extra special Fairtrade goodies.