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.

Can Preserving Crop Biodiversity Save the World?, National Geographic

Opinionator: Wasting Less of Africa’s Harvest in Order to Prosper, New York Times

Soil Security and Food Productivity: Researchers Outline Increasing Threats, News Wise

Link forests into food security efforts, UN told, SciDev.Net

Why ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Anymore, New York Times

To sustain climate adaptation, integrate it with local economies – experts, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Guest commentry: The future is now: It’s time to make Feed the Future permanent, Chicago Council

What the heck is a carbon right?, CIFOR

How can Climate-Smart Agriculture enhance Food Security and Community Based Adaptation?, IFAD

 Kenyan pastoralist women find new economic freedom – from pawpaws, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Global food security act 2015: What it is and why it matters, Chicago Council

Scientists and Religious Leaders Discuss Climate Change at Vatican, New York Times

‘Guerrilla gardening’ takes root in hunger-hit Mali, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Forests are ‘key feature’ of food security landscape, BBC News

Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields? It’s Worked for Millions of Farmers in Asia and Africa, Truth Out

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