As the world gradually recovers from the pandemic, poor communities around the world are still suffering from critical challenges like climate change, inequality of resources and the lack of access to information.
Extreme weather is also becoming more frequent, and farmers in impoverished areas are facing natural crises such as floods and droughts. The severe drought and hunger crisis in East Africa, for instance, continues to rage on as people suffer from starvation due to serious crop failure, and their livelihoods are badly affected.
Support the Oxfam Rice Event to enable smallholder farmers around the world to improve their lives and fight poverty
Climate change has become one of the most serious causes of famine, poverty and inequity. As temperatures rise around the globe, extreme weather – such as floods, droughts, and storms – are becoming more frequent and intense.
The richest one per cent of the world’s population are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the poorest half of humanity (3.1 billion people) between 1990 and 2015 – a critical period of unprecedented emissions growth.* However, climate change hits poor people first and worst. It's a climate crisis that deepens poverty and exacerbates injustice.
*According to Oxfam’s report ‘Confronting Carbon Inequality’ released in 2020
15 bags of Oxfam Rice
will help 1 Nepalese smallholder farmer obtain water-saving technologies, such as drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, and tunnel farming to adapt to climate change
56 bags of Oxfam Rice
will enable 1 farmer group in Guizhou to build small cisterns and equip irrigation systems to improve their ability to reduce the risk of disasters and adapt to climate change
90 bags of Oxfam Rice
will help 15 farmers receive climate adaptation training to protect their livelihoods from the effects of climate change through improved farming techniques
Oxfam empowers smallholder farmers to prepare for disasters and adapt to climate change
Through our projects, we at Oxfam Hong Kong work with smallholder farmers holistically to fight poverty, which is exacerbated by climate change.
Fight climate change, empower smallholder farmers
Empower smallholder farmers. Fight climate change.
On 10, 11, 17 and 18 June, you will see Oxfam Rice Event 2023 stalls across Hong Kong!
You’re invited to stop by and buy a pack of Oxfam Rice to fight climate change with smallholder farmers. Every little bit counts!
Rice stall locations (regularly updated):
*Opening hours: Saturday(10, 17 June): 13:00 - 17:30 / Sunday(11, 18 June): 11:00 - 17:00
|Rice stall locations||Dates|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of the entrance of Aeon Store, Tai Koo||10, 17-18 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Causeway Bay MTR Station, Exit F (near Jardine's Crescent)||10-11, 17-18 June|
|Pedestrian zone on East Point Road, Causeway Bay||10-11, 17 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Wanchai MTR Station, Exit A4||10-11, 17-18 June|
|L1 Atrium, YM² Yue Man Square, Kwun Tong||10 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui (near the flag poles)||10-11, 17 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, Exit E, Tsim Sha Tsui||10-11, 18 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Chuang's London Plaza (219 Nathan Road), Tsim Sha Tsui||10-11, 17-18 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Mong Kok East MTR Station (near the bus terminal)||10-11, 17-18 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Hang Seng Bank, 141 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok (near Nathan Road)||11, 17 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of the E exit of Wong Tai Sin MTR Station (near Lung Cheung Road).||10-11, 17-18 June|
|Opposite the pedestrian walkway of Sha Tin MTR Station, Exit B||10-11, 17-18 June|
|Covered pedestrian walkway on the west side of Tai Po Market MTR Station, Exit A2||10-11, 18 June|
|Elevated pedestrian walkway linking Block 20 of Tai Po Centre and YATA Department Store||10-11, 18 June|
|Public pavement outside Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard (near the Bronze Statue of Hands), Tsim Sha Tsui||18 June|
|Lam Tin Sceneway Plaza, 8 Sceneway Rd, Sceneway Garden||18 June|