What we’ve been reading this week

This week’s summary of the news stories, reports and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Happy International Women’s Day! 

The Female Face of Farming, Farming First

Planet 50/50: Step up zero hunger for gender equality! Zero Hunger Challenge

The Empowerment of Women Will Be Central to Realising Sustainable Global Development, IPS

Women and Gender in Rural Drylands of the Developing World, CGIAR

Edouard Nizeyimana: Purchasing Pulses to Support Women Producers, Farming First

5 Questions for Evelyn Nguleka, President, World Farmers Organisation, Zero Hunger Challenge

Nigeria: How Gender Inequality Impedes Development, AllAfrica

Poverty Is Sexist, ONE

How Young Feminists are Tackling Climate Justice in 2016, Huffington Post

Technology for Africa, Agriculture and Development

Exploring the potential around Africa’s space strategy, Planet Earth Institute

United Nations 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism, Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

Of Maize and Money: How to Bring Farmers into the Financial System, The World Bank

Africa’s mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally, This Is Africa

Climate change and Nutrition

How climate change will affect what we eat in 2050, The Conversation

Nearly one million children malnourished as El Niño drought situation worsens, Scaling Up Nutrition

Choosing food: consumption and the carbon footprint, Global Food Security

Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed, CIMMYT

Climate change adaptation in global megacities protects wealth – not people, The Conversation

The SDGs 

IAEG-SDG: Briefing to the General Assembly on the global SDG indicator framework, UN Statistics Division

Does “leave no-one behind” risk too narrow a focus? iied

SDG indicators: The last missing piece of the 2030 Agenda, UNDESA Voice

New deal, old mess? Making the global goals work for the most fragile countries, The Guardian

The potential for inclusive businesses gains attention in SDG era, DevEx

Other new reports and resources

State of the Planet: US, Canada Join Forces – 1M Renewables Jobs in Europe – Gender Equality – Electric Car Boom, Daily Planet

Seeds of adaptation: Climate change, crop diversification and the role of women farmers, Bioversity

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

Experts offer recommendations for improving GBIF-mediated data for agrobiodiversity research, GBIF Newsroom

Unleashing rural economies, The Economist

Statistics on public expenditures for economic development (SPEED), IFPRI

Policy: Reboot the debate on genetic engineering, Nature

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