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 COP21

Why I support the #EarthStatement, The Grantham Institute

COP21 Political Scenarios, E3G

Climate change and Africa’s Infrastructure: Adapt now, but do so wisely, The World Bank

Hundreds of millions of children exposed to climate change impacts – UN, Thromson Reuters

Can eating less meat help reduce climate change? BBC News

Why a Climate Deal Is the Best Hope for Peace, The New Yorker

GCF launches guide to the Fund’s investment opportunities, Green Climate Fund

What should an ambitious climate agreement in Paris look like? Friends of Europe



Quality, not quantity, key to fighting hunger, Cornell experts say, AgriPulse

What Does Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Have to Do With Nutrition? Everything, USAID

Guest Commentary – Dairy Protien: Critical in the fight against stunting? The Chicago Council

Improving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene: practical solutions for policies and programmes. WHO


Agricultural Science and Technology

Ag Weather Data Platform aWhere Goes From Series A to Big Ag Partnerships, AgFunder

Farmers can be researchers too, Global Food Security

Stanford researchers develop new way to measure crop yields from space, Stanford News

Precision Farming Expo to Highlight the Changing Landscape of Precision Ag, AgFunder


African Agriculture and Soil

As water falls short, conflict between herders and farmers sharpens, Thomson Reuters

On Kenya’s climate frontline, female farmers are building a secure future, The Guardian

Agricultural policy: Govern our soils, Nature

El Nino floods could displace 100,000 in Ethiopia – U.N., Thomson Reuters

How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa’s soil crisis, The Conversation

School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe, Thomson Reuters

Other stories that caught our eye…

What would it take to strengthen women’s land rights? Thrive

Unilever Finds That Shrinking Its Footprint Is a Giant Task, New York Times

FACTBOX – Is the world making good on promises to protect forests? Thomson Reuters

To Save the Earth, Better Nitrogen Use on a Hungrier Planet Must be Addressed, Woodrow Wilson School

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