A senior area manager at deVere USA Inc., Benjamin Alderson possesses extensive knowledge of international business and economics. Dedicated to giving back, Benjamin Alderson supports a number of different humanitarian organizations, including Oxfam International.
Oxfam tackles a number of issues that feed into poverty around the world, such as gender equality, resource preservation, and a lack of political voice. The organization also strives to make food processes more sustainable.
Around the world, one in eight people do not have access to an adequate amount of food, despite the fact that more than enough food exists to feed everybody. Part of the problem relates to the rising price of food, especially as weather changes make it more difficult for farmers to grow consistent crops.
Ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable food involves investing in the smaller farmers, especially women, who produce food for one-third of the earth’s population. By teaching these farmers how to adapt to climate change and implement sustainable techniques, Oxfam hopes to significantly reduce global hunger rates.
Part of producing food consistently involves cutting emissions to keep weather stable. Oxfam calls on both governments and big business to reduce their emissions and protect the world’s farmland.