The World Bank and land grabs

At the beginning of its Land and Poverty Conference this week, the World Bank Group put out a statement on land that follows many months - and in some cases years - of campaigning...

How your campaigning is helping end land grabs

With your help, Oxfam has been campaigning since September on land grabs, as part of our GROW campaign for food justice. We wanted the World Bank to take some urgently needed action to help end land...

Comfort Adeniyi, a cocoa farmer, on her farm in Ayetoro-Ijesa in southwest Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos for Oxfam America

You spoke and companies listened

Less than two months ago, Oxfam called on the three largest chocolate companies to do more for the women who grow the cocoa used in Oreos, M&Ms and Crunch bars, to name just a few....

Video: Fighting land grabs in the Philippines and beyond

50,000 Oxfam supporters are watching to see whether the World Bank will deliver on land grabs commitments Meet Patricia. She's a mother of six from a small town called Casiguran in the...

Family Life Below the Line: "It's been tougher than I imagined"

As many Live Below the Line participants have found over the last few days, living on £1 a day is certainly a challenge. But how hard is it when you are a family of four on a £4 a day budget? Activism...

To Trend or not to Trend: How to Influence your MP

Do you want to influence your MP? Public Affairs Assistant Ali Sameer reveals the best way to get your voice heard: ...

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What the Budget and Finance Bill means for the IF Campaign

The core issues of the IF Campaign are Land, Aid, Tax and Transparency. From the Budget, campaigners could expect results on the latter three. By Dan Mackenzie. ...

Minnie is going to live below the line

Have you ever thought about how much you money spend on food in a single day? It's an unusually sunny afternoon in Manchester and I have realised that eggs and toast for breakfast, two cups of...

Why is Oxfam working with food banks in the UK?

Why is Oxfam working with food banks in the UK?

There's a saying in my home town of Wigan, in the North of England, that's often shouted at football matches and displayed on souvenirs. It goes 'We come from Wigan and we live in mud...

For once, the media showed they understand poverty in the UK

For once, the media showed they understand poverty in the UK

Since Iain Duncan Smith rashly joined a long list of politicians trying to "experience poverty" by declaring that he could live on £53 a week (the level of income a market trader said he...

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