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The truth Behind the Brands

Feeding people doesn’t have to mean feeding climate change: 4 steps food companies can take to help stop climate change

No company is too big to listen to its customers.  When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Last year more than 400,000 of you called on companies to do more for women in their supply...

Virginia Ñuñonca

One woman’s story of fighting climate change – and how you can join her

"I see the climate is changing a lot," says Virginia Ñuñonca (pictured above), a farmer and community leader in the Peruvian highlands. "Before it wasn't like this. Sometimes these...

Ipaishe cycles the 6 km to work on the land she now owns, Gutu District, Zimbabwe. Credit:Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Adapting to a hotter, hungrier world in Zimbabwe

As we launch our new briefing on the impact of climate change on hunger, John Magrath introduces Ipaishe, a Zimbabwean farmer who has experienced both the benefits and limitations of schemes that...

Thursday in Tanzania visiting the rice fields

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Today she met farmers in Shinyanga, who are lifting lives with the income...

The Gift of Sight in Yemen

In Yemen, families who have been affected by the humanitarian and economic crisis have been receiving livestock to help them improve their income and rebuild their lives. For Suad, the donation of...

Coke listened graphic

World’s biggest sugar buyer, Coca-Cola, agrees zero tolerance to land grabs

In a landmark agreement, today Coca-Cola announced that they'd listened to the 225,000 people who asked them to make sure the sugar they buy isn't produced on land grabbed from some of the...

Sprite and Coca-Cola in Cambodia

Blog Action Day: Do you have a flag? Land and human rights

In a brilliant sketch from his Dressed to Kill tour, Eddie Izzard satirises colonial land grabs. "We stole countries," he says, "that's how you start an empire." It turns...

WOW! What a day...

Little did I know when I woke up on Saturday morning that I would be so moved and inspired by the Big IF London. I knew it was going to be a good day, but it was spectacular beyond what I had imagined. ...

There is hunger right on our doorstep

Though the UK is the seventh richest country in the world, half a million households right here on our doorstep need emergency food aid. ...

IF activists dressed as Chancellor George Osborne campaign for a fair budget

Big companies: spill the beans on tax

Ever feel powerless when you read stories about big business dodging tax, hiding accounts and getting away with it all over and over again? Us too.  But more and more lately people across...

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