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Oxfam seeks easy access to land for women farmers

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Towards ensuring that women in rural areas are empowered particularly in the area of agriculture, an international organisation committed to the eradication of poverty, Oxfam, has said that it will engage Nigerian government and businesses to provide secured access to land for smallholder female farmers. Oxfam lamented that such women often do most of the work on the land but ...

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Oxfam: Delays in cutting emissions will cost developing nations dearly

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International

Developing countries’ economies face being crushed under the double burden of climate change adaptation costs of almost $800 billion and more than twice that in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions are not improved, Oxfam warned on Wednesday. In a new report released for COP21: Game-changers in the Paris climate deal, Oxfam sets out seven ...

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Oxfam, NCF build farmers’ climate adaptive capacity

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The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Oxfam are making efforts to improve small scale farmer’s resilience to climate change food security. Tagged: Farmers Field School (FFS), the initiative is aimed at preparing farmers to adapt to and cope with the negative effects of climate change. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the initiative in Omo J4 Forest Reserve, NCF’s Chief ...

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Food security: Groups take up climate justice campaign

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Oxfam Nigeria, with the Human and Environment Development Agenda (HEDA), has launched the food and climate justice campaign with the aim of changing public attitude towards agriculture and building a movement to increase food sufficiency for local consumption and export. An official of the Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Mrs. Funmi Tsewinor, said the increasing global impact of climate change affects ...

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Threats to small-scale food production in Nigeria, by IIED, Oxfam

A new report released on Thursday has identified large-scale land acquisitions and other commercial investment in agriculture in Nigeria and three other countries as threats to small-scale food producers. Prepared by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Oxfam, the report is titled: “Tipping the Balance: Policies to shape agricultural investments and markets in favour of small-scale farmers.” ...

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