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.

Paris deal ‘departing station’ for climate action – UN’s Figueres, Reuters

The nutritional security imperative, Eco-Business

If agriculture is Africa’s engine, let’s add fuel, Global Food Security

Forget the oil lobby: Farmers may curb climate talks, CNBC

Kampala to hold Africa`s nutrition day, IPP Media

Opinion: the role of meat in the fight against food insecurity, Eyewitness News

Urban Farming Carries the Day, The Herald

Expo 2015: Commission draws on EXPO 2015 to find ways to bolster food and nutrition security, European Commission

With G.M.O. Policies, Europe Turns Against Science, The New York Times

Neonicotinoids: new warning on pesticide harm to bees, The Guardian

How free markets make us fatter, poorer and less happy, The Washington Post

Intensify adaptation in Africa, African Development Bank Group

The need to promote diversified urbanization, The World Bank

The high cost of climate change, Stanford FSE News

To Feed Humankind, We Need the Farms of the Future Today, Newsweek

Cattle keepers’ preference for dairy business hub options in Tanzania, ILRI

Better use of data equals better risk management, Agri Pulse

Feeding Africa conference adopts plan for agricultural transformation, African Development Bank Group

Green Climate Fund chief confident US will stump up, Climate Home

Building African nations and communities’ financial resilience to climate and disaster risks, The World Bank

No to ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’, yes to agroecology, Ecologist

Online Launch of the Participatory Climate Information Services for Agriculture Manual, CCAFS

Bonn Climate Change Conference – October 2015, UNFCCC


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