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Magda’s fighting to protect her village from climate change. Will you act with her?
Magda Riang Hepat is a project manager for the Foundation for Social Studies and Development (YPPS) in Indonesia. YPPS are local champions for sustainable farming. It’s never been more needed.
Magda says, “In recent years, we have all seen the alarming effects of climate change taking shape sooner than anyone predicted. Your country had its first drought in decades. But in my village, drought threatens lives and livelihoods every summer. Summers which are growing hotter and more devastating.”
Now Magda’s taking action...
“We teach local women to manage agriculture with environmentally friendly concepts.”
"We focus on food security, so in this kind of climate, they can still survive." Magda is a project manager for the Foundation for Social Studies and Development in Indonesia. Image: Kyo Umareta/Oxfam
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As a result, Magda’s neighbour Mama Paulina now farms climate-resistant sorghum, a resilient grain crop that can grow in hot areas with little rainfall. Growing sorghum means she’s no longer at risk of running out of food.
“From these taught methods, which are developed in gardens and yards, women can produce good quality organic crops that are varied and provide a balanced diet. The program also provided a change in mindset for the community, shifting cultivation from slash-and-burn to using organic garden waste for mulch to restore topsoil after it is destroyed.”
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Magda introduces adaptive planting in Larantuka. Credit: Kyo Umareta/Oxfam
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We focus on food security, so in this kind of climate, they can still survive.Magda is a project manager for the Foundation for Social Studies and Development in Indonesia
Why are women more impacted by the climate crisis?
70% of people living in poverty are women.
Up to 80% of the world’s food is produced by women, but they own less than 10% of the land.
393 million tonnes worth of Carbon Dioxide emissions a year are produced by the actions of just 125 billionaires – equivalent to a country the size of France.
In Isiolo County, Kenya, Safia is an activist for climate justice. She’s working with Oxfam’s local partners to bring wells to her village, so that when the next drought comes, her community, livestock and land will be protected from
By donating today, you could help Oxfam’s partners around the world not only build the wells, but amplify the voices and campaigns of climate activists who are leading change in their communities.
In exchange, you’ll get a free book packed with 52 tips on how to live sustainably, helping you do your bit for your community.
How your donations help fight climate change
Your gift of £10 could help provide sugarcane saplings and training to support projects that prevent flooding damage in Nepal.
Your gift of £20 could provide a family in Kenya affected by climate disaster with a vital cash transfer.
Your gift of £40 could support a study in Indonesia on sustainable agriculture to improve communities' food security.
How communities are fighting back
Next comes innovation. Your donation could help fund projects and training in how to adapt farming for floods and drought. These-female-led initiatives help people to protect their incomes by growing crops all year round.
Step one ensures people have what they need after climate disasters flood their homes or dry out their farmland with drought. With cash transfers, people can build back resilience after disasters, buying food, warm clothes for their children or whatever else they need.
Fighting Climate effects
By uniting together, communities are training in sustainable farming. Like finding new ways to stop the destructive effects of typhoons by planting mangrove crops, or stopping flooding with fields of sugarcane. People won’t just change their lives. They’ll change the future. Be part of the change.
Oxfam acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).