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

Food at COP21: three new initiatives spotlight food insecurity, soils, waste, The Guardian

Time to Unleash Our Secret Weapon Against Climate Change: Farmers, Huff Post Green

What place for agricultural innovation at COP21? Devex

A new kind of brew: smallholder coffee and carbon, iied

Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris, The New York Times

Beyond Paris: GCF Looks Ahead, Green Climate Fund

New study exposes gap in global climate policy as countries commit to action on agriculture, CCAFS

Is Food Security Breaking Through in Paris Climate Talks? Huff Post Green

Mary Robinson: global solidarity needed to confront climate crisis, iied

Can mobile banking, insurance protect the poor from climate losses? Thomson Reuters Foundation

Soils and regeneration

African nations aim to restore 100 mln hectares of land by 2030, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Status of the World’s Soil Resources: Technical Summary, FAO

As they abandon barren land, farmers take problems with them, Thomson Reuters Foundation

On World Soil Day, scientists warn of underground extinction risks, Science

How African countries are addressing soil infertility issues, Daily Monitor

Antibiotic use in food fuels resistance to vital drugs – report, The Guardian

Antimicrobials in agriculture, Global Food Security

Eating less meat isn’t just good for you, it could save the planet, The Guardian

6 Things You Should Know About The Use Of Antibiotics On Farm Animals, Consumerist

Disease-resistant pigs latest win for gene editing technology, Reuters

Other articles that caught out eye…

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