First Person Blog

Voices, video, and photos from Oxfam's fight against poverty


Photo: Brett Eloff/Oxfam America Food, farming, and hunger

Why do you support small-scale farmers?

Your reasons reasons for supporting small-scale agriculture vary, but the goal is the same: help create a world where everyone always has enough to eat.

Photo by Eva-Lotta Jansson/Oxfam America Food, farming, and hunger

In Ethiopia, irrigation brings more than water

To build the irrigation channel required not just untold hours of labor but ingenuity. How do you get tons of concrete across a raging river when the only bridge is a stretch of logs packed with dirt?

Saving lives

Hopes and fears in South Kordofan, Sudan

  The stories, said Ismail, are in their eyes. Ismail Abdalla Algazouli is an Oxfam colleague in Khartoum, Sudan, who spoke to me recently when he returned from a trip to the war-torn state of South Kordofan. He is a security officer whose job is to ensure the safety of our staff, partners, and programs, […]

Climate change

Tweet the president

Here are some suggested tweets that you can simply copy and paste into twitter or adapt as you wish.

Food, farming, and hunger

To eat or not to eat

Huge numbers of people, especially in the world’s poorest countries, are cutting back on the quantity or quality of the food they eat because of rising food prices.