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.

Food, Nutrition, and Plant-Based Diets

Food Production, Food Security and Well-Being, Planet Earth Institute

What’s driving sub-Saharan Africa’s malnutrition problem? The Conversation

A vegetarian world would be healthier, cooler and richer – scientists, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Going veggie would cut global food emissions by two thirds and save millions of lives – new study, The Conversation

Empowering women to address food insecurity and malnutrition, The Chicago Council

Climate change and water

New program in Rwanda will transform agriculture through climate information and historic data reconstruction, CGIAR

Spuds in space: is growing potatoes on Mars key to surviving climate change? The Guardian

No water, no jobs: How water shortages threaten jobs and growth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

UN calls for ‘better water and better jobs’ on World Water Day, Zero Hunger Challenge

Liquid assets: the people spending half their salary on water – in pictures, The Guardian

Biodiversity & Trees

To climate-proof our food supply, go where the wild things are, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Priming plants for natural disease control, Global Food Security

FAO launches a new programme to enhance the role of forests in improving water supply, Zero Hunger Challenge

Forest: Ghana Loses 15m Cubic Metres Annually, Peace FM Online

Value Chains

From seed to sale: connecting Zambian farmers to urban markets, The Chicago Council

Growing food for growing cities: food system development to improve food security, The Chicago Council

Breaking Gender Stereotypes to Build a Business, Feed the Future

Other stories that caught our eye…

Making waves: can basic ecological research generate headlines? And does it matter? Dynamic Ecology

New Report Analyzes What We’ve Learned from Feed the Future Program Evaluations So Far, Feed the Future

New approaches needed to meet sustainable development challenges, FAO News

Sir Gordon Conway Talks Biotechnology, CropLife International via Youtube

 

 

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