Our work in action

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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).

Our work in action

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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What is the role of the private sector in humanitarian crises?

The private sector should continue to directly fund and resource the response by improving roads, transport links and communications to get affected people to medical facilities and Ebola samples to laboratories.

Politics of Poverty blog

Congress weighs the cost of slavery

H.R. 4842 shines a spotlight on the ugly underworld of human trafficking, bringing a measure of transparency to an often invisible form of human degradation.