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 Waste and Food Security

Innovating for Urban Food Security in Africa, Gain

Food Security Portal, IFPRI

Farming and forestry can deliver food security, says UN, BBC News

Action to cut food waste gains momentum across Europe, The Guardian

Ending Hunger and Poverty: A snapshot of progress, Feed the Future

Is resilience a useful concept in the context of food security and nutrition programmes? Some conceptual and practical considerations, EconPapers

CIMMYT 2015 annual report ‘Building resilience to risk’ now available online, CIMMYT

ReFed Video Illustrates the Problem of Food Waste, FoodTank

High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and the SDG Report, 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016, UN

We must focus on the UN goals that are the best value for money, The Guardian

Helen Clark: Opening Statement at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Side-Event, UNDP

Positioning the SDGs within the politics of national development, iied

IISD Perspectives on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, IISD

Water security for all? We need these five organisational changes, The Guardian

2030 Development Goals: “No one should be left behind, and no human right ignored” – UN experts, UN Human Rights

Climate Change, Environment, Mitigation and Adaptation

The Elders express concern over lack of global action on climate change, The Elders

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

Climate Refugees Are Leaving the Farm Behind, Forbes

Life after DECC? How climate policy can thrive without a government department, The Conversation

Climate-smart practices to reduce risk in smallholder agriculture, RAF Learning Lab

Africa: #AWW6 – Going to Groundwater to Transform African Agriculture, AllAfrica

Implementing smallholder carbon projects, Ecoagriculture

Building local institutional capacity to implement agricultural carbon projects, Ecoagriculture

Seed Sovereignty and Climate Adaptation in Malawi, FoodTank


Ten essentials for the New Urban Agenda in one page, iied

Building a new paradigm: how to create urban food systems that promote good nutrition, Gain


How Square Watermelons Get Their Shape, and Other G.M.O. Misconceptions, The New York Times

Researchers and policymakers are now free to tackle the most-pressing GM issues, Nature


The White House Summit on Global Development: Reflecting on Real Progress, The White House

Policy: Five cornerstones of a global bioeconomy, Nature

Q&A: Young African talent will set science agenda, SciDevNet

How Africa can develop a home-grown tech sector, The Conversation

Does agriculture have a sustainable future? Thrive

Why barriers to a pan-African passport may be insurmountable, The Conversation




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