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.

2016 World Food Prize Laureate, HarvestPlus

Agricultural techniques and policy in Africa

Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action, Farming First

African policy to end hunger silent on climate risk, SciDevNet

Centuries-old African soil technique could combat climate change – scientists, Reuters Africa

Climate-Smart Agriculture in Senegal. CSA Country Profiles for Africa Series, CCAFS

Food for thought from the land of a thousand hills, The Conversation

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

Mainstreaming climate-smart practices in cocoa production in Ghana, CCAFS


Guest Commentary – Africa’s famine – will President Obama’s Power Africa and Adesina’s Light Up Africa make a difference? Chicago Council

Matt Shakhovskoy: Three Big Opportunities for Unlocking Smallholders’ Access to Finance, Farming First

Despite problems, north African consumers offer investors promise, This Is Africa

Disruptive innovation: The most viable strategy for economic development in Africa, The World Bank

“Sweet business” of beekeeping helps protect Zimbabwe’s forests, Thomson Reuters Foundation

‘GMO’ Regulation: After 30 Years, Let Science Finally Show The Way, Forbes

How science can genetically strengthen endangered plants and agriculture, The Conversation

BBC debate: Are Monsanto, Big Ag taking over the world’s seed supply? Genetic Literacy Project

Climate change will reduce maize yields unless breeding and seed systems adapt immediately, CCAFS

Fight Poverty Through Entrepreneurship, Huffington Post

International Agreements

SDGs, migration top agenda for Brussels development summit, This Is Africa

Katrin Glatzel: Why Partnership is Key to Boosting Smallholders’ Resilience to Climate Change, Farming First

Greenhouse gas emissions from this surprising source could doom the Paris climate accord goal, The Washington Post

The 2016 edition of World Development Indicators is out: three features you won’t want to miss, The World Bank


Brexit shakes up energy & climate landscape but fundamentals unchanged, E3G

BREXIT and Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Brexit and the Paris Agreement, E3G

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