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.

The Mitigation Advantage:Maximizing the co-benefits of investing in smallholder adaptation initiatives, IFAD

Where are the concrete plans for action in the development finance deal?, The Guardian

In defense of corn, the world’s most important food crop, The Washington Post

World looks to Ethiopia to break deadlock over financing new development goals, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Human-wrought environmental changes impacting crops and pollinators could harm health of millions, Harvard

Paris climate deal must signal end to carbon economy – experts, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Study suggests organic farming needs direction to be sustainable, University of Oregon

Golden Rice: Solution or Symbol?, The Chicago Council

Less is more: Less seed, less water – more rice, IFAD

The Road to Reduce Poverty and Undernourishment in Africa: How Investment in Research and Agriculture Can Help, Huffington post

Agriculture? Hasn’t been too sexy a topic in Africa but these 9 facts could change your mind, Mail & Guardian Africa

The State of Nature in the European Union, European Commission

Policy: Development goals should enable decision-making, Nature

Shame in the City? How the Urban Poor Experience Social Exclusion and Food Insecurity in Kampala Slums, The Chicago Council

Dispatch from #FFD3: Investing in rural people for inclusive and sustainable transformation, Brookings

GM moths ‘can curb pest invasion’, BBC News

New Study Explores Sustainable Crop Production in Namibia, AllAfrica

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