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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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5 myths about the working poor in America

While many of us enjoyed a day of rest at the tail end of a steamy summer, a whole lot of people rolled out of bed and headed into work on Labor Day. Of course, they’re the ones most in need of a day off.