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At a glance

Securing people’s rights to food, income security and decent work is critical to eradicating extreme poverty

We campaign for the right to dignified work and fair wages in food supply chains. Working to expose the root causes behind human suffering, we mobilize the power of people to challenge supermarkets and food brands to do better.

We also work directly with communities to respond to their changing climate, to become more resilient, and to secure access to land and natural resources. We take an approach that encompasses the whole market system, transforming the policies, power relations and politics that drive hunger, poverty and vulnerability.  By supporting women farmers in particular, we believe this can have a lasting impact on the ability of a community to feed growing populations and reduce poverty.

We also work to support small farms to be more productive by helping local producers use sustainable techniques and to work together in cooperatives and producer organizations, while advocating for governments and businesses to provide the investment they need.

Land is vital to our livelihoods and is the building block for access to other rights and services

Supporting Land Rights

In Depth: Land rights
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Photo captions and credit

Romulo and Pastora Samson walk back home from a local river where they did laundry together in the fishing community of Barangays Santo Nino, Quinapondan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. Aurelie Marrier d’Unienville / Oxfam