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.

Post-COP21: General Analysis

Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era, The Guardian

Judging the COP21 outcome and what’s next for climate action, E3G

COP21: James Hansen, the father of climate change awareness, claims Paris agreement is a ‘fraud’, Independent

Hope on climate & a long road ahead, The Hindu

COP21: Hitting the climate change targets agreed in Paris ‘will cost $16.5trn, The Independent

Gray Not Green: a Technocratic Climate Accord in Paris, Counterpunch

Carbon, climate change and financing: what the Paris climate agreement means for landscapes, Thrive

Why soft climate deals are better than tough ones, The Conversation

 

Climate Change and Agriculture 

Africa: Smallholder Farmers Need Seat At Climate Table, AllAfrica

How countries plan to address agricultural adaptation and mitigation, CGIAR

10 reasons why agriculture is key to combating climate change, The Guardian

How Caring for Our Soils Helps Fight Climate Change, Agrilinks

Africa ties its agricultural transformation agenda to COP21 climate outcome, African Development Bank Group

COP 21: Five ways climate change could affect Africa, BBC News

Paris Climate Agreement unlocks opportunities for food and farming, CGIAR

Partnership, Preparedness and Innovation: Hallmarks of Food Security in Ethiopia, AgriPulse

 

Biotechnology

GM crops can benefit organic farmers too, The Covnversation

Guest Commentary – The Changing Landscape of GMO Policy in the EU, The Chicago Council

‘Kill switches’ could make genetically modified food more palatable, The Coversation

Farmers would do better to understand the land than grow GM crops, The Conversation

 

Other Stories which caught our eye…

While Poverty in Africa Has Declined, Number of Poor Has Increased, The World Bank

Starting Point for Addressing Infrastructure-Related Safety Concerns for Women in Agriculture Education and Training, Agrilinks

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

Stakeholders seek ways to improve agricultural financing in Uganda, Daily Monitor

The Soil Scientists’ Lament, Thrive

A San Diego Startup Thinks Your Dog Is Ready To Eat Crickets, Forbes

 

 

 

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