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 and Environment

Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity into Agricultural Production and Management in East Africa, FAO

United we stand: Reforming the UN to reduce climate risk, E3G

What Africa’s drought responses teach us about climate change hotspots, The Conversation

Double shock of El Nino, La Nina could affect more than 100 mln people – UN, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Could climate impacts help keep the Paris Agreement on track? E3G

Ten ways the UK can maintain international leadership on climate change, iied

Hunger and Malnutrition

Aid agencies hail U.S. bill to end global hunger and malnutrition, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Scaling Up Nutrition: In Practice Issue 5 – From Science to Action, SUN

Congress Passed the Global Food Security Act. Here’s Why That’s Historic, The White House

Why the African food basket should be full of beans and other pulses, The Conversation

NOW AVAILABLE: The 2016 Global Nutrition Report, SUN

International organisations and agreements 

Poverty Environment Partnership issues call to action on 2030 Agenda, iied

The Agriculture Sectors in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Analysis, FAO

Brexit: Africa will lose a voice at the EU table but gain the best of both worlds, Africa at LSE

UN accused of failing as north-east Nigeria at risk of famine, The Guardian

Positioning the SDGs within the politics of national development, iied

Five questions with Dr. Igor Lukšić, Planet Earth Institute

Leaving no one behind by 2030, iied

Education and training

LSE graduate pledges £10m for new centre dedicated to Africa, LSE

‘Farmers That Don’t Learn About New Agriculture Technologies Will Get Left Behind’ AgFunder

UK government pledges £100m to help world’s poorest girls make the grade, The Guardian

The right support can help scientists turn their best ideas into businesses, The Conversation

Technology push to get girls educated, BBC

Other Stories

Liberia must pass land rights bill or risk jeopardising peace, campaigners warn, The Guardian


We need to know more about Africa, LSE

An urban approach to ‘leaving no one behind’, iied

Saving Bees With The Internet Of Things, Forbes




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