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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

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By Hilary Jeune, EU Policy Advisor on Development Finance at the Oxfam EU Office Poffertjes and poverty are on the table for EU development ministers in Amsterdam tonight, as they get together for the first time this year. Over dinner, they will discuss the European Union’s future relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.… » read more

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Good intentions but poor execution: while small-scale farming is a key model for improving food security and a more sustainable economy in Africa, the implementation of an EU-backed aid initiative is prioritizing the interests of big business in ways that can undermine the livelihoods of local communities. The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition… » read more

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