Subject: agriculture

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Time running out to help rice farmers in areas of the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan

Millions of people in the Philippines will go hungry in the coming months if rice farmers don't receive urgent assistance after typhoon Haiyan wiped out a third of the countries rice growing...

Oxfam and IPL release joint report investigating poverty issues in the supply chain of major UK supermarkets

A new report, Exploring the Links Between International Business and Poverty Reduction: Bouquets and Beans from Kenya, has been released by Oxfam and International Procurement and Logistics (IPL)....

New coalition formed to address low wages in the tea industry

A new coalition of tea companies, non-governmental organisations and certification organisations said today that systemic problems are locking-in low wages for tea workers.   ...

Radical shift needed to tackle hunger in the Sahel

  In a new report published today, international agency Oxfam says that the aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the region and help communities...

Oxfam response to the World Bank's statement to build capacity and safeguards related to land rights

In response to the World Bank's statement to build capacity and safeguards related to land rights, Oxfam's land grab campaign lead Hannah Stoddart said: "The World Bank's...

Oxfam: Veil of secrecy hides human cost behind top food and drinks companies supply chains

A British food giant, owner of brands including Silverspoon, Amoy and Kingsmill is keeping consumers in the dark about how it does its business and failing to ensure suppliers meet the ethical standards...

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European Commission caves into pressure from the biofuels lobby, says Oxfam

The European Commission has watered down draft legislation on biofuels as a result of pressure from the biofuels lobby warned Oxfam today.  The draft legislation published today marks...

Oxfam reaction to new global hunger figures released today

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EU Energy Ministers fail to go public on disastrous impact of biofuels policy on the world’s poor

In reaction to today's EU Energy Ministers' statement on their debate about Europe's post 2020 renewable energy strategy, Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam's EU office, said: ...

Using crops for fuel not food is driving up prices and risking hunger for millions, warns Oxfam

Oxfam is calling on the UK government to push for the scrapping of European biofuel targets at a meeting of EU Energy Ministers today.  ...

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