GROW: Food. Justice. Planet.

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


Photo: Tom Greenwood

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

Open letter from chefs, activists, musicians

April 1, 2014

Climate change is already making it harder for millions to feed their families. We will not stand by and watch this happen.

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

Northern Mali on the brink of a new food crisis

February 4, 2014

Bamako, Mali: Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on the 3rd February 2014 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies warn that northern Mali is set to face another serious food crisis unless funds are rapidly mobilised.

Latest blogs

Could you make it as a farmer?

October 14, 2014

Families are leading the way to feed people and fight climate change

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.

Latest stories

July 10, 2013

To celebrate the launch of the GROW campaign in Papua New Guinea, Oxfam released two new short films that show how local activities in the Highlands are changing lives for the better.

November 15, 2012

Solid financial reporting and processes are critical to a programme’s success.

September 4, 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.