1. 01-01-2010 There is a growing desire for churches and individuals in the US today to do good deeds in other nations. Unfortunately our good intentions often do more harm than good. Giving used clothing, for example, can put local merchants out of business. Feeding programs can develop unhealthy dependency....
  2. This publication contains two articles which will alert you to the current emergency that wass gripping much of the continent of Africa in 1985.
  3. This publication, excerpted from Dr. Wilson's and Dr. Ramphele's recent book, Uprooting Poverty: The South African Challenge, provides a searching look at the system of apartheid and its systematic denial of opportunity for Africans in South Africa; a framework of thinking to guide the...
  4. In this volume, the authors propose a global strategy to restore food security and a budget to implement it. Their global food security budget calls for stepped-up expenditures on both sides of the food/population equation. It includes investments not only to provide family planning services to...
  5. This report outlines our views on some of the policy changes which are needed to eradicate poverty.As a non-governmental organisation working in over 70 developing countries, Oxfam is acutely aware that there are no easy answers when it comes to development. Much of what we say in this report is...
  6. In this completely revised and updated edition of the most authoritative book on world hunger, three of our foremost experts on food and agriculture expose and explode the myths that prevent us from effectively addressing the problem. Drawing on and distilling the extensive research of the...
  7. 20-01-2011 International financing agencies and borrower governments have committed themselves, through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to pro-poor growth and proactive investment in poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. Most have also committed themselves to social development goals,...
  8. 01-01-2006 * A call to arms to take care of the earth―because we have “just one planet” * Climate change threatens the survival of cultures, species and whole ecosystems * Demonstrates that if we fail to take action on climate change, we run the risk of failing on poverty reduction, which means abandoning...
  9. For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the “Green Revolution” succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. More than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year...
  10. This report presents a collection of papers discussed at the 24th Session of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Nutrition, held in March 1997 Kathmandu. The Symposium presenters and discussants traced the origins of child malnutrition to low birth weight, maternal deprivation and discrimination...