When Jumiati began to plant mangrove seedlings in her coastal village of Sei Ngalawan in North Sumatra, she did not envision that it would change the life of the community, helping local fishermen and providing extra income for their families. It started when Jumiati found herself in reduced circumstances marrying her fisherman husband. He would go for two days before bringing back the catch of the day.
Oxfam Press Release
Jembrana (Bali) 28 August 2014
Jembrana (Bali), Oxfam welcomes and supports the Bali International Cocoa Festival in order to boost and support the livelihoods and welfare of small holders producing cocoa in Indonesia. The event starts today and will run until August 30, 2104 and is being held in Jembrana, Bali Province.
Suparjiye: From Gossiping Women to Organic Farmers
When Suparjiyem, 52, formed her women’s group in Wareng Village in Gunung Kidul district, Yogyakarta, she only wanted to give something to do to the women in the community who often spent their free afternoon gossiping.
The closure of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) last week in Bangkok is the next big step for global and regional work toward the 3rd World Conference on DRR to be held in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015. The Asia-Pacific region has, over the past few years, borne 80 percent of the global losses resulting from disasters.
By Winnie Byanyima.
Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives. And as climate change devastates crops and livelihoods, it undoes poor people’s efforts to feed their families.
Seorang mahasiswi Liska Martina terinspirasi oleh letusan gunung api di Yogyakarta untuk menjadi penggerak masyarakat. Besar harapannya dapat mengubah pemahaman masyarakat di desanya tentang pengurangan risiko bencana.
Oleh Rini Hanifa, Project Officer Vanila di Serui, Yapen Waropen, Papua Barat.
Edward Mora bekerja makin giat di ladangnya setelah anaknya lahir sebulan silam. Dua anak pertamanya tak sempat berusia panjang karena meninggal lantaran sakit. Kini dengan penuh semangat petani lulusan Sekolah Menengah Atas di Serui, Kepulauan Yapen, Provinsi Papua Barat, bekerja mengolah kebun kopi, vanila dan beragam sayuran dengan dampingan mitra Oxfam Koperasi Serba Usaha Wamanuan Mbe Intabono Yawa. Kol, caisim, cabe rawit dan sawi putih, sawi hijau, bayam, tomat, kol, kacang buncis adalah produksi kebun Edward yang diminati pasar di sekitar tempat tinggalnya di Kepulaun Yapen.
For small-scale fisher folks like Habibah and her husband, the sea no longer provides the way it used to. Coming from a long line of fisherman who lived and plied North Jakarta’s shores and seas, the 50-year-old remembers back when the sea was clean and unpolluted, and the fishermen did not have to sail far from the coast to catch fish. Back then a day’s catch brought abundant fishes, crabs and shrimps, many caught in the dense mangrove forests that once surrounded her village Marunda Kepu.