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August 20, 2012
Despite leaving school early, Iopu is determined to build his parents a home. Oxfam’s partner is turning this dream into reality.
August 14, 2012
In Papua New Guinea more than 40 per cent of people live on less than just $3 a day. Income in the remote Highlands is often even lower.
July 23, 2012
Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) has certified 54 organic farming projects in Tonga. Organic farms generate good returns for farmers, as organic products earn more at market. Increasing the number of organic farming projects means increasing the number of people leaving poverty.
July 19, 2012
Cassava is a staple crop across many parts of the world. It’s used much like a potato and admired for its versatility in cooking and as animal feed and firewood.
June 13, 2012
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June 12, 2012
The gloves were off at Samoa’s Savaii Agricultural Show and the competition, as always, was fierce. Yet the organic farmers working with Oxfam’s partner, Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI), hauled an impressive 33 of the major prizes ranging from the prize for overall best organic farm to the best coffee, best vanilla, best cocoa and many more.
May 20, 2012
When cyclones rip through their island, villagers in Lume now have a safe place to shelter.
April 10, 2012
On a recent trip to Vanuatu, Ben McFadden from Oxfam's Programmes team met with Arvie and Thomas, two trainers at Epule Rural Training Centre (RTC) on Efate. They shared their stories with him, telling him the critical role RTCs play in improving the employment prospects for many young people in remote communities.
March 27, 2012
An Oxfam partner organisation called APIK is changing the lives of thousands of women and children in Indonesia.
January 31, 2012
The leader of the Fiji Women's Rights Movement, Virisila Buadromo, has been awarded the prestigious Women Have Wings Courage Award.