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HO-GROW Campaign 2019-2020


01/19 - 12/20


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This project falls under Oxfam Novib's Strategic Partnership with the Dutch government and more specifically the Theory of Change for Right to Food, aiming to achieve impact for women, men and children living in poverty to realize their right to food. This project sits within a wider program that contains more projects that Oxfam Novib is engaged in. These initiatives firstly include the wider GROW campaign of Oxfam, which consists of work in some 30 countries as well as joint regional and global advocacy and campaigning,through the involvement of many Oxfam affiliates, Oxfam country teams, partners and allies. Secondly, they include activities thatare implemented in the context of broader alliances with contribution of multiple partners. This is a continuation of phase 1 of the project that took place 2016-2018. The GROW overarching goal for the period 2019-2020 is that by 2020, more governments, multilateral institutions and companies are implementing policies that promote sustainable food production and consumption, are supporting those most vulnerable to climate change, and are realising communities# rights to land. To this end 3 focus areas of work have been formulated 1) by 2020, more government funding for small scale food production and a greater proportion of private investment in agriculture is focused on helping, not harming, small scale food producers 2) by 2020, communities that are vulnerable to climate changehave greater access to adaption finance and other forms of support, and emissions from key sources are cut and 3) by 2020, women and communities in atleast 10 countries protect and realise their rights to land. This project focuses on four areas that are derivedfrom the overarching GROW objectives. Firstly, we will focus oninvestment in small-scale agriculture and adaptation to climate change. We will influence donors (including the Dutch national government) on ODA expenditure on agriculture and how to invest this money in (female) smallholder farmers to increase the resilience of livelihoods in the context of climate change and achieving food security. Second we will focus on the global food system by influencing and engaging the private sector for equitable, accountable and transparent agricultural value chains which among others includes work on Behind the Brands and IMVO (ICSR) covenants. Thirdly, we will focus on raising awareness and advancing the land rights of indigenous peoples and local communities through Land Rights Now, the Global Call to Action on Indigenousand community land rights, a worldwide alliance initiative of more than 400organizations and communities that aims at doubling the area of land formally recognized as owned or designated for indigenous peoples and local communities by 2020, which includesa strong focus on women#s land rights. Moreover, we will influence international financial institutions and Dutch stakeholders to improve their land policies and we will contribute towards the implementation and monitoring of the Voluntary Guidelines onthe Responsible Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests, and the 2030 Agenda, including through supporting national level advocacy and promoting the participation of women and community representatives in international processes. Finally, acrossall our thematic work we will aim to raise public awareness, and creating public pressure where appropriate together with our partners and allies. Women#s rights are central to the long term outcomes we want to achieve, and prominent in our analysis on landrights, investments in agriculture and climate change. Women are the main group of beneficiaries we are aiming to lift out of poverty as a result of the GROW campaign. Emphasis is given in proper gender analysis; research, data and story gathering that capture the voice of women; campaign and communication material that profiles women#s voice; supporting the participation of women in international fora. To achieve our outcomes we will use different strategies, ranging from monitoring, advocacy, dialogues,campaigning and publicengagement, knowledge generation and sharing, networking, and movement building. We work with and support partners and allies at country (non-Dutch) level, through Oxfam country teams. This includes Nigeria, Uganda, Mozambique, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam active in the GROW campaign and having a project in the Strategic Partnership under the Theory of Change Right to Food.

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