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.
Our annual fundraising event, 'Oxfam Rice', successfully concluded. The Prize Presentation Ceremony was held on 24 September 2023. The theme of this year was'Fight climate change, empower smallholder farmers'. We hoped that the public would care about the smallholder farmers whose livelihoods were affected by climate change. Through this fundraising event, we can work with smallholder farmers in some countries to empower them to prepare for disasters and adapt to climate change.
We are grateful for the support of our Logistics Partner, Sponsors, Supporting Organisations and All Volunteers, without whom the successful execution of 'Oxfam Rice' would not have been possible. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year! Please stay tuned for future updates.
Thank you for supporting 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
Please stay tuned to our email, website and Oxfam Facebook Page for the event detail.
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