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SFFA July 2014 Meeting Presentation Notes – Oxfam GROW Campaign

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by .

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Thank you to all who attended the SFFA open meeting in July. Below are the main points and website links from the presentation. Enjoy!
Oxfam Australia GROW campaign aims to tackle the many complex issues of global hunger and food security. Oxfam has been looking at all aspects of food security and recognise that the most important issues include :-
The changing climate
Lack of investment in small scale producers
The growing phenomena of land grabs
The actions of large global food companies
The actions of consumers
Sky Rocketing food prices
Oxfam encourages individuals to take a range of actions in their own lives that can assist in creating a fair food future. Oxfam works with the worlds 10 biggest food companies to ensure that their practices are not unfairly disadvantaging poor farmers through out their supply  chains and we work with governments to ensure investment in small scale agriculture and work to secure strong climate mitigation targets and to do our fair share in terms of assisting communities around the globe adapt to climate change impacts.
Here are the links to reports discussed:
1 . Hot and Hungry –Climate change and impacts on food security. http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/mb-hot-hungry-food-climate-change-250314-en.pdf
2. The Food Transformation report – Harnessing consumer power to create a fair food future.
3. Banking on Shaky Ground – Land Grabs and the role of Australian Financial Institution.

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SFFA July Open Meeting – Oxfam GROW Campaign

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by .

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SAVE THE DATE IN JULY!

You are warmly invited to the next Sydney Food Fairness Alliance open meeting to hear Debbie Hunt talk about the Oxfam GROW campaign. Read more about the Oxfam GROW campaign at https://www.oxfam.org.au/grow/about-grow/

Date: Monday 14 July 2014

When: Australian Red Cross, St Andrews House  Level 4, 464 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000

Time: 4:45pm. There will be issues access the building after 5:00pm so please be prompt.

Other: Light refreshments will be provided.

About our speaker Debbie Hunt

Debbie has a B Social Science (Politics and Policy) and a Masters of Social Change and Development specialising in Food Security and Rural Sustainable Development. Debbie has worked for Oxfam in the role of the NSW/ACT State Campaign and Engagement Coordinator for the past 4 years, prior to this role she worked at the NSW volunteer coordinator with Make Poverty History for 2 years. She is a mother of 4 amazing young adults/ teenagers and lives on a small organic farm on the Southern Highlands of NSW. Currently she is coordinating Oxfam’s GROW campaign, which advocates for sustainable development, reducing climate change and increasing food security.

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