What we’ve been reading this week

This week’s summary on the news stories, reports and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Pope Francis Urges Concrete Action in Global Nutrition Challenge At UN Conference in Rome, All Africa

Researchers Find an Area the Size of the EU is Cultivated in Urban Areas Around the World, Food Tank

Want to grow more food? Boost investment, women’s land tenure, researcher says, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, PAEPARD

World Food Programme: ‘Without enough food people can’t fight Ebola’, BBC News

Monsanto, Dow Unit Sue Maui County Over GMO Law, Huffington Post

World Water Summit Coverage – Key Themes for Agriculture, Farming First

How do farmers’ behavioural attitudes affect uptake of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies?, ILRI

Improving Nutrition Outcomes Through Optimized Agricultural Investments (ATONU), PAEPARD

Farming in the face of climate change? Monsanto has an app for that, GRIST

IFAD programme builds small farmers’ resilience through knowledge sharing in water-scarce countries, IFAD

Kenyan farmers pay a high price for using dangerous pesticides, Sunrise

Is a ban on GM crops more harmful than growing them?, The Guardian

Expert consultation on the future of Agricultural Knowledge Resource Centres in ACP regions, PAEPARD

World leaders must grasp the nettle in the battle against malnutrition, The Guardian

Video:  NASA- Watch a year’s worth of CO2 swirl around the globe, GRIST

Improving nutrition is a collective business, FAO

WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry, Raw Story

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