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

UN drops plan to help move climate-change affected people, The Guardian

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Post-Harvest Food Losses, World Food Programme

We asked, you answered: Can Africa afford to save its soils? Thrive

Adopting new technologies key to Africa’s food security, SciDevNet

Guest Commentary – Land Matters for Food and Nutrition Security, The Chicago Council

Africa’s farmers at a climate crossroads, This is Africa

Lack of local land rights harms fight against poverty, climate change – researchers, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Maldives, World Bank, EU and Australia Launch Climate Change Partnership, The World Bank

Why development needs social science, SciDevNet

Mozambique destroyed its last landmine. That’s a victory for food secuirty, UN Dispatch

Highlights from the AGRF, AGRF2015

Guest Commentary – Room for a New Green Revolution? Reconciling Environmental Concerns with Policy Successes, The Chicago Council

Ethiopia: Making African Agriculture Attractive, AllAfrica

Sand dams quench the thirst of water-short Kenyans, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries, PAEPARD

Strive Masiyiwa: If I started again I’d do agriculture, says telecoms tycoon, How We Made It In Africa

African smallholder farmers responding to an uncertain climate future, Grantham Institute

Off-grid power goes mobile, This is Africa

Geek teams on two continents write poverty-breaking apps for Kenya, Thomson Reuters Foundation

UN publishes draft of slimmed-down Paris climate change deal, The Guardian

Meat wins: Sustainability won’t factor into the US government’s new dietary guidelines, Quartz

Fully Automated Lettuce Factory to Open in Japan, The Wall Street Journal

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