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.

Nutrition and Food Secuirty

What Works for Nutrition? Success stories from Vietnam, Uganda & Kenya, Results, Concern Worldwide and University of Westminster

Beans and Other Paragons of Dietary Virtue, CIAT Blog

24 TED Talks That Will Help Save the Food System, FoodTank

Good Governance Is the Only Real Way to Provide Food Security, World Politics Review

Can the G7 new alliance reduce hunger and poverty in Malawi? Concern Universal, ChristianAid, CISANET & CEPA

In Kenya, Improving Food Security and HIV Outcomes through Farming, Scientific American

Climate change 

Warming set to breach 1C threshold, BBC News

Rapid, Climate-Informed Development Needed to Keep Climate Change from Pushing More than 100 Million People into Poverty by 2030, World Bank

UN climate fund releases $183m to tackle global warming, The Guardian

The devil is in the detail, E3G

Leadership on Climate Change: COP21 & Beyond, SustainAbility

Linking Food Security and Climate Change: what role for the private sector? ecdpm

Making the G20 count for Paris, E3G

Paris climate deal must be legally binding, EU tells John Kerry, The Guardian

Biotechnology

Biotech’s New Plan: Nobody Say ‘GMO’, Wired

Agri extension service providers in Uganda hone biotech communication skills, Crop Biotech Update

New plant breeding techniques: Innovation breakthrough or GMOs in disguise? EurActiv.com

Africa and Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture and the threat to biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa, Environmental Research Letters

Natural capital and ecosystem services informing decisions: From promise to practice, PNAS

Science on the Pulse: Top reads from November, Thrive Blog

Rural and Agricultural Finance Strategy, The MasterCard Foundation

Making agriculture in Africa climate-smart: From continental policies to local practices, ecdpm

Europe fund to tackle African migration ‘not enough’, BBC News

El Nino worsens food security in East Africa: UN, African News

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