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.

Climate Change and Environment

Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty, World Bank Group

Can farms be good for nature without being organic? The Guardian

Getting Green Climate Funding to the local level, iied

Want To Combat Climate Change? Give Up Red Lipstick, Drink Local, and Fly Direct (No Problem!), Forbes

Can UN climate talks catch up with the real world? Thomson Reuters Foundation

Renewables are changing the climate narrative from sacrifice to opportunity, The Guardian

Has capitalism captured conservation? Thrive

Food, Nutrition and Water Security

Helping communities in four West African countries improve their food security, Reliefweb

Identifying social-ecological system properties benefiting biodiversity and food security, Leuphana University Lueneburg

Pesticides stop bumblebees from pollinating apple trees, research shows, The Guardian

World Toilet Day, 19 November, United Nations

Building latrines and keeping water clean decreases diarrhoea and under-nutrition in Mali, World Health Organisation

UAE says Africa is key to its food security, Gulf News

Water rights re-examined, Thrive

The story of agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals, Farming First


Safety upgrade found for gene-editing technique, Nature

The Gene Hackers, The New Yorker

How GMOs Offer Unexpected Salvation from a Potential Banana Apocalypse, Good

Agriculture in Africa and Technology for Farmers

Big Ideas and Emerging Innovations, The Chicago Council

Bringing “take it to the farmer” to the very last mile, One Acre Fund

Mobile For Development Initiatives, Current developments in M4D, Aid & International Development Forum

New technology to help farmers use fertilisers, boost their yields, Daily Monitor

To end poverty, we must empower rural women, One Acre Fund

Seven things we learned about agricultural technology, The Guardian



  1. Some nice articles together, very handy.

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