What is Oxfam's GROW Campaign? An Introduction
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September 7, 2012
Soon there will be nine billion of us on the planet. Our societies must grow to meet our needs, so we can put enough food on the table for everyone.
Already, almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn't enough. But because of the deep injustice in the way the system works. And because too many of the ways we grow today are using up and destroying the natural resources on which we all rely.
We can grow in a better way – one that contributes much more to human wellbeing, and ensures that everyone on the planet will always have enough to eat.
A broken system
Food and oil prices. Flat-lining yields. Climate change. Unfair trade. Failing markets. Inequality between men and women. Land grabs. All of these issues are connected. And all of them are contributing to a global food system that is dominated by a few powerful governments and companies. A system that is failing the rest of us.
We need a new way of thinking, and ideas that hold a promise of a better future for the many, not just the few.
It's time to GROW
We can grow more food more fairly and more sustainably. We can press governments and companies to take urgent action to reform bad policies, to preserve scarce resources and share them fairly.
We've got a lot of plans, but we're also all ears. Because GROW has space for all of us to share ideas and views about better ways to grow, share and live together.
Welcome to GROW. It starts here. Be a part of it. Take the first step now at www.oxfam.org/grow
Download Oxfam International's What is GROW: An Introduction (PDF)
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