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

What place for agricultural innovation at COP21? Devex

COP21: Richest 10 per cent ‘produce half the world’s CO2 emissions’, Independent

Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21: Catalyzing Sustainable Agriculture, Triple Pundit

INTERVIEW – Zero hunger ‘impossible’ without climate protection – WFP, Thomson Reuters Foundation

New climate change report is an urgent call to action for agriculture, Environmental Defense Fund

Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of Climate Change, The World Post

Agricultural Outlook Conference Speech by Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, EU Commission

UN Offers Online Shopping for Carbon Offsets, Voice of America

Food Security Must Be a Top Priority for the Paris COP, Huffington Post

7 ways to make climate-smart agriculture central to COP21 and beyond, Devex

Climate change makes past five-year period the warmest on record: WMO, The Guardian

COP21: UN spotlights need to protect forests and agriculture to improve livelihoods, feed the world UN News Centre

Can Monsanto lead way to carbon neutral farming? The Christian Science Monitor

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say, The Guardian

Six initiatives for sustainable agriculture announced at COP21, ZME Science

African Agriculture and Development

Technology from India transforming lives in Senegal and Africa at large, AGRA

Can Nigeria replicate China’s economic transformation? BBC News

European schemes target migration source countries in Africa, This is Africa

Ecological footprint of food security: monitoring and mapping of irrigated and rainfed areas in Asia and Africa, Thrive

Africa sets off toward a sustainable energy future, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Africa can reduce poverty, food insecurity through transforming agriculture: UN, Global Post

In The Central African Republic WFP Scales Up Local Food Purchase To Boost The Economy And Livelihoods And Benefit School Children, Thomson Reuters Foundation

 

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