Date: Nov 2012

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Three facts and three photos about extreme weather in 2012

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it...

Climate change and the other 'fiscal cliff'

If you tuned into coverage of the US election earlier this month, you'll almost certainly have heard talk about an impending 'fiscal cliff' - a term to describe the need for new legislation...

Getting our Gaza message out in the heat of the moment

Some days our creative team gets a week or two to develop a great idea into a thing of beauty. And some days, they get an hour to work up critical creative with the power to change lives. Yesterday...

Why we're calling for a land freeze

Last month Oxfam launched a campaign calling on the World Bank to freeze their large land acquisitions for 6 months. Oxfam felt compelled to act because of the irresponsible global scramble by banks...

Bonnie Wright Senegal

Expelliarmus Poverty

At the end of the international year of co-operatives, I went to the Manchester GMEX on Thursday 1st November to hear the 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation from Bonnie Wright, Harry Potter actress...

The extent of land grabbing

Last month Oxfam launched our land grabs action, targeting the World Bank. So far they're not shifting their policy and agreeing to freeze their large land deals, so over the next few weeks we're...

Bolton Group campaigning

Bolton Group at the Global Village

Taking to the Streets of Bolton Our group, (the Bolton Oxfam/World Development Movement group), had a stall at our local Global Village Market recently. The aim was to promote the Grow campaign...

'Food for Thought' - Food Hero nomination

Susan Kay, Ecosystem Modeller at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and coordinator of the Exeter Oxfam Group nominates 'Food for Thought' as her Oxfam Food Hero ...

Mara Banda at the Paradiso House in Lilongwe

From Malawi to Manchester:turning points in the fight against Hiv and Aids

SPEAKERS' EVENT IN MANCHESTER ON 23RD NOVEMBER 1st December -World Aids' Day- is fast approaching. Thankfully, progress has been made in terms of health provision and services for...

Frome Forage

Oxfam South West launched its series of Forage & Feast events in GROW week with an exhilarating afternoon of walking and talking in Frome that brought together nature lovers, heritage food enthusiasts...

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