Food & Climate Justice

Help stop climate change making people hungry!

Wild weather and unpredictable seasons are changing what farmers can grow and is making people hungry. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon, climate change will affect what all of us can eat.

That’s why we’re calling on governments and big businesses to stop climate change making people hungry – and why we need you to take action.

The GROW Method uses the power of what we put on our plates to help stop climate change making people hungry.  By following five simple principles for feeding your family – from buying Fair Trade to cooking smart - you can make a difference. We have lots of recipes, videos and tips to get you started.

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Estella, Malawi
Estella, Malawi
“The weather’s not like when I was a child.” Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Oxfam

How people are already fighting back

As temperatures rise, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe. Farmers are struggling to cope. And nearly a billion of the world’s poorest people – people who did the least to cause climate change – are finding it even harder to feed their families.

From adapting to changing weather in South America to cooking smart in Europe, millions of people around the world are already taking action on climate change in their own lives. 

At Oxfam, we’re already working around the world to respond. We’re helping farmers in Thailand build irrigation and drainage systems so crops can thrive during droughts and long rainy seasons. We’re supporting farmers in Malawi to rotate crops based on weather patterns. We’re working with coastal farmers in Vietnam to plant mangroves to protect against storm waves. 

But no country is adequately prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change. So we need meaningful action now from governments and big businesses.

Try the GROW method now

The GROW Method uses the power of what we put on our plates to help stop climate change making people hungry. By following five simple principles for feeding your family – from buying Fair Trade to cooking smart - you can make a difference. We have lots of recipes, videos and tips to get you started. Try it now!

Go Behind the Brands
Go Behind the Brands

Go Behind The Brands

Right now people around the world are going hungry. Droughts, floods and other natural disasters caused by climate change are stopping them from growing enough food to feed their families and make a living. 
 
Big businesses like General Mills and Kellogg don’t seem to care. They don’t fully disclose most of their emissions, let alone set targets to reduce them. And they do business with companies that worsen climate change by burning down forests and over-using polluting fertilisers. 
 
It doesn’t have to be this way. If thousands of us demand that Kellogg and General Mills companies reduce their harmful emissions and call for other companies and governments to do the same, we could take the climate change out of our food. 
 
 
Virginia & her daughter Elian
Virginia & Elian, Peru
Photo: Percy Ramírez / Oxfam

Virginia's story

Farmer Virginia Ñuñonca (above R with her daughter Elian) lives in the Peruvian highlands, where climate change is already having an impact on the ability of communities to feed themselves. “I see the climate is changing a lot. Before it wasn’t like this. Sometimes these days, with the cold and frost, the grass gets really dry. Often people get pessimistic because of the lack of water here, but if you work hard, you can do it.”

An Oxfam project supported Virginia by building a reservoir, which she uses to water the grass to feed a herd of dairy cows. The milk and cheese she makes from the milk provide her family with a steady income.

“Before I only worked with sheep and llamas, and had almost no daily income. Maybe every few months I earned something.  Now, thanks to this project, I have these cows. I get 21 liters of milk a day, sometimes as much as 23. I can make three cheeses a day. I sell the milk for 1 sol/20 liters, and I sell one cheese for 12 soles.”