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  To boost its development cooperation and to fill funding gaps, the European Union is increasingly resorting to “blending”. While using tax payer-funded aid to encourage the engagement of private companies and investors in development can be helpful in certain cases, new Oxfam research has confirmed that private money is not a magical tool to… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

New report shows why the planned EU ban on unfair trading practices is urgently needed Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry, reveals a new report published by Oxfam today. The report, ‘Ripe for Change’, also assesses… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Smallholder farming is a serious business. It’s time the EU recognised that. By Hanna Saarinen, Oxfam Policy Advisor on Investment in Agriculture More than 30 million people face hunger, with famine only recently pushed back from parts of South Sudan, and still looming in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Hundreds of millions more people around the… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

By Hilal Elver, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and Olivier De Schutter, Honorary Advisor to Oxfam International and former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. One in nine people are currently going hungry and more frequent extreme weather events are threatening food security. But an opportunity to change… » read more

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