Small-scale farming

The Sahel superheroes: these African activists who fight against inequalities on a daily-basis.
In Mali, Niger and Chad, there is no shortage of adversities, but Kadiatou, Younoussi, Salim, Yasmine, Fousseyni and many other anonymous heroes demonstrate to us every day that we can face them.
Fatoumata, a women herder in Burkina Faso, fights daily against the effects of climate change and imports of milk powder which reduce the demand for her local milk. Credit: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam
Oxfam in West Africa, 3 July 2019. As massacres and violence intensify in the Sahel, so does the urgency of a response from the states of the region and the international community that prioritizes the fight against inequality.
All West African countries are among the 30 poorest in the world (except Ghana)
Oxfam in West Africa, Dec. 9, 2019 – All West African countries, with exception of Ghana, are among the 30 poorest countries in the world, according to the latest Human Development Report (HDR) which this year focuses on inequality.
Peter Akmtter is a construction worker on one of the high-rise buildings shooting up in Ghana’s capital, Accra. He and many of the workers live with their families in makeshift houses on or close to the building-sites. Photo: Lotte Ærsøe/Oxfam
Oxfam in West Africa, July 9, 2019 - Oxfam's Commitment to Reduce Inequality (CRI) Index shows that West African governments are the least engaged across the continent in terms of reducing inequality. If they do nothing to radically strengthen their commitment to reduce inequality, the crisis is...
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