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Oxfam's campaign for a future where everyone on the planet has enough to eat, always.

Soon there'll be nine billion of us on the planet. But almost a billion of us go to bed hungry. Not because there isn't enough. But because of the deep injustice in the way the system works. Because large multinational investors are pushing people off the very land that provides for them. And because too many of the ways we grow today are using up the natural resources we all rely on.

Together we need to find better ways to grow, share and live, to help build a future where everyone on the planet always has enough to eat. 

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Let’s grow a better way

Food and oil prices. Flat-lining yields. Climate change. Unfair trade. Failing markets. Gender inequality. Land grabs. All of these issues contribute to a global food system that is failing all of us and destroying the natural resources we rely on.

We can grow more food more fairly and more sustainably. We can press governments to take urgent action to reform bad policies, to preserve scarce resources and share them fairly. We can help small-scale farmers to grow more and grow better.

The following video journeys through the broken food system and then looks at the transformation that is already underway to bring about change. It brings it back to you, the individual at the root level, and invites you to be part of the movement to grow a better future.

Check out this cool infographic produced by Oxfam and GOOD. It perfectly captures what is wrong with our food system:

Latest news

World “woefully unprepared” for climate impacts on food, warns Oxfam

March 25, 2014

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

New Zealand Beaten by Australia in Oxfam’s new global food table

January 15, 2014

New Zealand is ranked 23rd in the world for having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, falling behind Sweden (4th), Australia (8th), the United Kingdom and the USA (21st) among others, according to a new food database by worldwide development organisation Oxfam.

Oxfam files PepsiCo shareholder resolution

November 25, 2013

Oxfam files shareholder resolution urging PepsiCo to address land grabs. Groups use leverage as shareholders to urge attention for human rights.

Latest blogs

General Mills sees the big picture on climate change

July 30, 2014

Food company will implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains.

Why the system for managing the world’s food and climate needs to be more like my car

March 28, 2014

When I get into my car, I step into a system designed to get me safely from A to B. It has seat belts, airbags, and an increasing number of electronic warning devices. The traffic system has rules – speed limits, highway codes, traffic lights, enforced by cameras and cops. In countries that have introduced such systems, the result is falling casualty rates, despite rising traffic volumes.

Yeb Sano: "We must act now"

March 27, 2014

I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry. We must act now.  Typhoon Haiyan, the biggest storm to ever make landfall, devastated my homeland.

Latest stories

4 Sep 2012

Two groups of women in Tongatapu have taken their first steps into the world of market gardening, earning their own money for the first time in their lives.