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.

Climate change

GCF Insight 2016, Green Climate Fund

EU Commission presents COP21 ratification proposals, The Parliament Magazine

New crop varieties ‘can’t keep up with global warming’, BBC News

Seven climate records set so far in 2016, The Guardian

Value chains and food systems

Who Controls The Food Supply? Forbes

Fight Poverty Through Entrepreneurship, Huffington Post

Improving global value chains key for EU trade, European Parliament

Are donors pulling back on agriculture research funding? Devex

Feeding A Hungry Urban World, Huffington Post

Senegal’s farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Putting water in local hands: Farmers to manage irrigation systems in Rwanda, IFAD

Food security

Global agriculture study finds developing countries most threatened by invasive pest species, The Conversation

Why The First 1,000 Days Matter Most, The New York Times

Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity, The Conversation

Africa Must Prepare to Feed the Increasing Population By 2050 – FARA, AllAfrica

African govts should implement policies that increase food production, The New Times

Other

We Need To Change Mindset, Says EC Official, Fiji Sun Online

It’s time society discussed the ethical issues raised by the gene revolution, The Guardian

Commissioner Hogan discusses the “deep and profound” agricultural crisis in Parliament, The Parliament Magazine

Acting on the call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths report, USAID

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