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2 million voices support African agriculture

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Oxfam

(Dakar, Senegal) From June 20 to 27, 2014, the African Union's Heads of State will meet in Malabo to discuss agriculture and food security in Africa. This pre-AU summit will be an opportunity to review progress on the Maputo Declaration.

Ten years after the 2003 Maputo summit on Agriculture and Food Security, where African Heads of State agreed to allocate at least 10 percent of their national budget to agriculture, only eight countries have continuously met the Maputo target (Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Ghana in West Africa).

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Making Disaster Risk Management Inclusive - Briefing Paper

Inclusive Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is about equality of rights and opportunities, dignity of the individual, acknowledging diversity, and contributing to resilience for everyone, not leaving aside members of a community based on age, gender, disability, identity or any other limiting condition.

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Help Yourself! Food Rights and Responsibilities: Year 2 findings from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility

Author: Richard King, Policy Research Adviser at Oxfam; Alexandra Kelbert, researcher at Institute of Development Studies; Nick Chisholm, Senior Lecturer at University College Cork and Naomi Hossain, Research Fellow at Institute of Development Studies. Help Yourself! provides the second year results of a four-year study on how food price volatility affects everyday life and uncovers grassroots realities related to the right to food.

Do people at risk of hunger think they have a right to food?

What does a right to food mean, and how can it be claimed and enforced?

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Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights: An Oxfam guide

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Oxfam

As part of its commitments to promoting gender justice, Oxfam has started to invest in an approach called ‘Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights’. As this is an unfamiliar term for many of our staff and partners, this guide explores what transformative leadership for women’s rights means, and how it links to women’s rights and gender justice.

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Australia + 3 others
Humanitarian Action for Results

Globally, we are witnessing a rise in the scale, frequency and impact of humanitarian crises on vulnerable people, pushing the international humanitarian system to its limits. Australia plays a vital role in responding to these challenges, both in our immediate region and globally. A new paper developed by ACFID's Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG), involving 14 leading humanitarian Non-Government Organisations (NGO), has been launched today, 8 May.

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Working with Markets and Cash: Standard Operating Procedures

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Construire un nouvel avenir agricole

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Oxfam

Soutenir l’agro-écologie pour la planète et l’humanité

Auteur: Gina Castillo, Agriculture Program Strategist, Oxfam America

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Un nuevo futuro para la agricultura

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Oxfam

Promover la agroecología en favor de las personas y del planeta

Autor: Gina Castillo, estratega en temas de agricultura, Oxfam América

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Building a New Agricultural Future

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Oxfam

Supporting agro-ecology for people and planet

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World + 9 others
Programming on the Right to be Heard: A learning companion (Revised Edition)

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Oxfam

The Revised Edition of the Right to be Heard is about people claiming their right to a better life. This Learning Companion aims to guide work and strengthen focus in this area.

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Emissions must be cut if we are to tackle hunger

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Oxfam

Countries across the world must play their fair part in cutting emissions if we are to prevent millions more people going hungry due to climate change, international agency Oxfam warns today.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today opens its meeting in Berlin to finalise its landmark report on cutting global emissions. This comes just a week after it met in Japan, where governments acknowledged that climate change will have a bigger effect on food production than stated in the IPCC’s previous report seven years ago.

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Face aux conclusions du GIEC, plus alarmantes que jamais, l’inaction ne peut plus durer

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Oxfam

Le rapport du Groupe de travail II du GIEC, publié aujourd’hui, présente le changement climatique non pas comme une lointaine menace pour notre sécurité alimentaire, mais comme un danger manifeste et immédiat. Alors que près d’un milliard de personnes souffrent de la faim dans le monde, le changement climatique aggrave déjà les difficultés que rencontrent des millions de personnes pour nourrir leur famille.

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Reversal in Progress on World Hunger Likely as Climate Change Threatens Food Security

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Oxfam

New evidence of how climate change could damage food security is presented in a major new scientific report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The impacts of climate change on food security are worse than previously estimated – and current emissions trends could surpass adaptation limits after 2050. This briefing summarizes some of the key findings of the IPCC Working Group II report.

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Hot and hungry – how to stop climate change derailing the fight against hunger

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Oxfam

World “woefully unprepared” for climate impacts on food

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge, said Oxfam today. The warning comes as governments gather in Japan to agree a major new scientific report, which is expected to show that the impacts of climate change on food will be far more serious and will hit much sooner than previously thought.

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Hambre y calentamiento global: cómo impedir que el cambio climático haga fracasar la lucha contra el hambre

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Oxfam

El mundo está insuficientemente preparado para afrontar los efectos del cambio climático sobre la producción de alimentos

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Close the Gap: How to eliminate violence against women beyond 2015

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Oxfam

At least one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, according to Oxfam.

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Don’t disregard impacts of climate change on the poor when ending “energy poverty”

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Oxfam

Our global energy future should sustain and advance development goals.

Paul O’Brien is the Vice President for Policy and Campaigns at Oxfam America. This first of two posts is based on his remarks last week at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

This is an important moment for United States leadership in addressing our global energy future in ways that sustain and advance development goals, and that address the challenges of energy access for the world’s poor.

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Disaster Risk Reduction Makes Development Sustainable

Governments and institutions must place risk reduction at the centre of the post-2015 development agenda, to ensure that disasters do not derail development.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must contain:

  • A disaster reduction target;

  • Disaster risk reduction integrated across other targets;

  • Commitment of countries to measure risk and account for disaster losses; and

  • A specific focus on marginalised groups.