Food security

crawfordfund

Bread from stones- a conference on food security

25 - 28 August, 2013

The Crawford Fund is teaming up with the Africa-Australia Research Forum this August to examine ways in which poor and rural communities (particularly in developing countries) can be lifted out of poverty. The annual conference on food security will explore ways in which positive, sustainable outcomes may be gained from primary industries such as agriculture and mining.

Where: Perth, Australia (Various locations)
When: Sun 25 - Wed 28 August, 2013.
Cost: Dependent upon seminar/s attended.
For more information on registration and pricing click here.

Oxfam on food

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

In light of the brand new Dec/Jan issue of G with a special feature on 'Where our food comes from', here's an animated journey through our food system, why it's broken, and how we can help to fix it.

Get involved with Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) here.

Ocean-acidification

Instant Expert: Ocean acidification

Monday, 22 August 2011

A wave of devastation for marine life.

Tuvalu's king tides

Friday, 11 March 2011

Last month, the annual King tides hit the pacific island of Tuvalu, and much of the island was flooded with salty water. Award-winning photographer Rodney Dekker was on the ground for Oxfam Australia when the soil-eroding, crop-killing floods arrived.

Gas creates a stink

Friday, 19 August 2011

We are now seeing a clash between food security, environmental risks and energy security in a low carbon world. There are no easy answers. Gas, so much cleaner than coal, could be providing a quarter of the world's energy within 20 years and Australia, with over 100 years' worth of coal seam gas ready to be piped to the surface, is in a great position. But coal seam gas is raising a real stink in Australia with concerns being raised by farmers and environmentalists.

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