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

Africa’s agriculture needs young blood, says report, BBC

The SDGs will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa, Africa Progress Panel

UK’s £6bn climate finance pledge is welcome – but not its fair share, The Guardian

The Pope’s encyclical as a call for democratic social change, Nature Climate Change

African Agriculture Status Report, 2015, AGRA

Africa’s farmers ‘need urgent climate-proof investment’, BBC

Spelling out soil for the SDGs, Thrive

The media is doing a ‘better job’ at communicating climate change, BusinessGreen

Record El Niño set to cause hunger for 10 million poorest, Oxfam warns, The Guardian

Sustainable Intensification: moving beyond the technical aspects, Thrive

Climate change and agriculture: Challenges and opportunities, AgriPulse

Migration and environmental change: examining the relationship, Science for Environment Policy, European Commission

In Moroccan Oases Women Watch Plants and Incomes Grow, Huffinton Post

Malawi’s young farmers: ‘Village life has to become more attractive’, The Guardian

Cultivating nutrition: Fortified crops and good nutrition in the first 1,000 days, Devex

Water flows through the SDGs, Thrive

Sustainability science needs South-South collaboration, SciDevNet

10 Things You Should Know About Rugby’s Fight Against Hunger, World Food Programme

Hunger games: food security on stage and screen, Nature

Floating schools help buoy up Bangladesh’s remote communities, The Guardian


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