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.

Making sustainable connections, Global Food Security

How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger, National Geographic

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015, FAO

Let’s Help Create More Farmers, The New York Times

Agriculture will drive Africa’s rise to economic power, The Guardian

Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants’ ability to absorb nutrients, Science Daily

Leveraging Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture, The Chicago Council

Cracking the coconut: 4 ways to improve financial security for smallholder farmers, Devex

Commodity markets braced for El Niño impact, Financial Times

Exploring a missed opportunity: Microclimates, CGIAR

Donor mapping – Global sustainable food and agriculture: a landscape assessment, FCRN

Climate change seen as major threat to agricultural exports from Uganda and Peru, Intracen.org

G7 to support climate insurance for poor, finance disappoints, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Boosting smallholder farming in Uganda through agri-tools and technology, PAEPARD

Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Measuring Impact and Closing Data Gaps, The Chicago Council

Dégradation des sols au Sénégal : Près d’un million d’hectares affectés, Le Quotidien

In Ethiopia, crop insurance takes root but changes needed – experts, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Justine Greening: The days of ignoring poverty because it’s far away are over, The Guardian

G-7 Leaders’ Declaration, Whitehouse.gov

Cameroon: In Vitro Plantain Project – Five Million Plantain Plantlets By October, AllAfrica

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