Food justice

Sienou Seydou, farmer in the North of Burkina Faso. Because of climate change, he is now struggling to grow enough crops to feed his family. Credit: Gery Barbot/ Oxfam

The war in Ukraine has caused the price of many agricultural inputs, energy and fertilizers to skyrocket on the global market. Prices had already risen sharply over the past two years due to the increase in energy prices, poor harvests, increased demand from China, etc. The global wheat price...

Read the story of Alizeta, a farmer and widow in Burkina Faso. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam

Alizeta Sawadogo is a farmer and mother of 8 children. She has been farming all her life, growing cereals. But yields have become increasingly low due to the effects of climate change. ...

Read the story of Mariétou, a herder in the village of Luguri in Burkina Faso. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam

Marietou Sawadogo, a 27-year-old mother of four from Burkina Faso, is used to fearing the lean season, the period between the exhaustion of food stocks and the start of the harvest, which runs from June to August: "Because of climate change, my crops are insufficient to feed my family.

Kadigueta Barry is a farmer from Burkina Faso. She is 34 years old and has been internally displaced for 12 months. She fled the town of Barsalogho with her husband, leaving everything behind. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam

For more than a year, violence by armed groups in northern Burkina Faso has forced more than 1.1 million people to flee to safer areas in the south, risking losing everything. This is the case of Kadigueta Barry, 34, who fled the town of Barsalogho with her husband and four children, leaving...

Victoria Banks lutte pour la survie de sa famille au Libéria. Crédit : Zwannah Kimber

Après des années de rétablissement suite à la guerre civile au Libéria, Victoria Banks pouvait enfin vivre de l'agriculture. Jusqu'à ce que la pandémie de COVID-19 frappe.