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Innovation case study: R4 Rural Resilience Initiative

R4 helps farmers and communities manage risk using four strategies: improved resource management (risk reduction), insurance (risk transfer), microcredit (prudent risk taking), and savings (risk reserves).

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Behind the Brands

Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign assesses companies’ performance on social responsibility, compares them with their peers, and challenges them to use their enormous power to help create a more just food system.

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Haiti Livelihoods Program

Oxfam works with men and women farmers in the rice-growing area of Haiti’s Artibonite Valley to raise their voices and improve their livelihoods.

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Hillary should play the woman card

Here is a killer fact: One out of every two people is female and not just in developing countries, but here in the US as well. Not earth-shattering enough—well, consider that those same one out of every two people is also being denied their rights across a whole range of issues: from the right to bodily integrity, to economic opportunity, to property and labor rights.

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Rethinking humanitarian aid: local leaders speak their minds

From violence and hunger to earthquakes and epidemics, three panelists at the recent InterAction Forum haven’t just seen it all—they’ve been on the front lines of handling some of the worst disasters in recent history.

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Not your average Earth Day

Today countries from around the world are taking an important step on climate change - the first step of many, if we're going to address the unfinished business from Paris.

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Disaster preparedness requires leadership at all levels

This blog post is the final post in a series about how people in El Salvador are working to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Previously: (1) While the sun shines: How Salvadorans are leading their own efforts to prepare for the worst; (2) How Salvadoran towns are leading on disaster management ; (3) Hurricanes don’t stop […]