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樂施米義賣大行動 2023

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.

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Thank you for supporting the Oxfam Rice Event to enable smallholder farmers around the world to improve their lives and fight poverty

Smallholder Farmers 

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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

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Oxfam empowers smallholder farmers to prepare for disasters and adapt to climate change 

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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 

Nepal

‘I've tried growing vegetables to increase my family's income, but climate change has caused crop failure and our livelihoods have been severely affected.’ – Nirmala, a Nepalese smallholder farmer 

We are working with partners to share new farming techniques. Your generosity can help Nirmala and many more women farmers learn about climate change and the agricultural skills to fight against it.  

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‘If the rainwater can be stored for irrigating the corn on dry days, we can protect our crops against climate change and grow a fruitful harvest!’ – A villager from Guizhou 

We are working with our partner to build small cisterns and irrigation systems in villages in Guizhou. Your generosity can help us get this support to Longjiaba Village and other impoverished villages to improve community disaster prevention and increase their incomes.  

Philippine

‘When there is a typhoon every time, it takes at least three months to recover, and our plants and crops have also been affected.’ - Godoy, a Filipino smallholder farmer 

Oxfam is assisting partners to implement sustainable solutions. Your generosity can help will enable more Filipino smallholder farmers to access training to grow and sell hydroponic crops, which can enable them to develop sustainable livelihoods.  

 

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 Contact us

Please stay tuned to our email, website and Oxfam Facebook Page for the event detail.
For enquires, please contact 3120 5224 or email to rice@oxfam.org.hk

 

 

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