Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

From 'pay as you go' to 'share and grow' — can mobile phones help small farmers?

Small farmers produce 80% of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but struggle to feed themselves. Can mobile phone technology help? ...

Getting back to work in northern Yemen

In Northern Yemen, tens of thousands of people remain displaced since fighting erupted between tribal groups in 2009. Amel Alariqi, Oxfam's Communications officer in Yemen, reports on how Oxfam...

Haiti: Two years after the quake, some change but the pace is slow

Caroline Gluck retraces her steps and finds that the challenges many people in Haiti faced in the wake of the 2010 earthquake continue to persist - as does their hope for change. ...

Aid worker diaries: Yemeni families close to breaking point

In Yemen, the focus on the political situation continues. But as food and fuel prices escalate, ordinary Yemenis are struggling to cope. Kelly Gilbride, Oxfam's policy advisor in Yemen, spoke...

In Haiti: Farmers keep fighting

Despite tremendous challenges, agriculture can play an essential role in the earthquake recovery. ...

Ethiopia: Weather insurance protects against drought

The rainy season has come to Adi Ha in northern Ethiopia. Plastic sacks, doubling as raincoats and folded like origami crowns, sit at the ready on the heads of young herders. Puddles swallow...

East Africa: Mending a crack in the sky

Nicole Johnston on resilience, hope and dignity in Dadaab. ...

Pakistan: Four days old and the roof caves in

Rain discriminates against no-one - not even a child as young as four days! ...

"City of hope": Reflections from Somaliland

Like many people, my impression of Somalia is coloured by the familiar TV images of a lawless land governed by conflict, piracy and bloodshed. With this in mind I was a little apprehensive to visit...

2,200 households better off in South Sudan

With failed rains, conflict and poor infrastructure, many communities in South Sudan struggle to get enough to eat. Abdullah Ampilan reports from Warrap State on an Oxfam project to improve their...

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