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 El Niño

El Niño has passed peak strength but impacts will continue, UN warns, The Guardian

How To Secure The Global Food System In A Time Of Climate Change, Forbes/Cargill

Disaster lessons from the hottest year on record, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Reading the Rain, Thrive Blog

Lesotho’s ‘green drought’ pushes thousands deeper into hunger, The Guardian

Why 2016 will be the best year yet for climate justice, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Resource management

On ecosystems and the services they provide – Let’s talk facts, FAO

As Mozambique’s rivers dry up, the hopes of a harvest evaporate too, The Guardian

Better water management could halve the global food gap, Science Daily

The Goldilocks Dilemma of irrigation, Thrive Blog

Solar-powered wells ease conflict over water in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Is this the start of a food waste revolution? Zero Hunger Challenge

Smallholder agriculture

Achieving new Global Goals will require increased investments in smallholder agriculture say development leaders at Rome conference, IFAD

3 lessons from Ghana on women’s access to land and water, Thrive Blog

Modernising African agriculture to help the poor? Thomson Reuters Foundation

Top 5 reasons to love small farmers, Zero Hunger Challenge

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Markets

Uganda is a land of entrepreneurs, but how many startups survive? The Guardian

New Council Report: Exploring Retail-Led Transformations of Agricultural Markets, The Chicago Council

João Igor: Young Agripreneurs, Your Time is Now! Farming First

Dragon’s Den meets The Apprentice as Sudan TV show fosters young ambition, The Guardian

Food and Nutrition Security

Engaging with our food future, Global Food Security

Why we won’t be able to feed the world without GM, The Conversation

A Diet Change to Fight Climate Change: Eat More Pulses, FoodTank

The ATMs bringing cheap, safe water to Nairobi’s slums, The Guardian

Opposition to genetically modified animals could leave millions hungry, The Conversation

Africa: UN Agriculture Agency Warns of Threat to Food Security From Overuse of Antibiotics, AllAfrica

Burundi close to ‘major crisis’ as hunger and disease take hold, warns Unicef, The Guardian

Video: Kickstarting the Next Green Revolution, Farming First


News About Superbugs Resistant To All Antibiotics Worsens, Forbes

Harinder Makkar: Strategies to Transform the Livestock Sector, Farming First

Study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic products, Newcastle University

Better grassland fertilisation can improve the world’s food supply, Phys Org

Tax Food, Not Just Fuel, to Save the Planet, Bloomberg business

Suppressing Growth: How GMO Opposition Hurts Developing Nations, ITIF


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