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Global Agriculture Must Support Small-Scale Farmers To Become More Climate Resilient

The Guardian: Just growing more food won’t help to feed the world Richard Ewbank, climate adviser for Christian Aid “…A Christian Aid briefing paper argues that if we are to reverse [the catastrophic environmental degradation of the last 50 years while also making production more efficient] in the face of…

Poor Preparedness Responsible For Human Displacement Following Disasters, Report Says

Humanosphere: Disasters didn’t have to displace 19.3 million people in 2014 Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council, which examines the causes of natural disasters and displacement from the effects of disasters. “…IDMC says it is humans…

U.N.’s Financing For Development Summit Opens In Addis Ababa

Agence France-Presse: Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia “World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia’s capital from Monday for a development financing summit presented as crucial for United Nations efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030. The objective of the five days of talks, the…

Climate Change, Taboos Surrounding Food Contribute To Malnutrition In Mali

POLITICO Magazine: Eat Not This Fish Anna Badkhen, author “…What we choose to include in our diet and what we disallow describes a story, a history. Like the Fulani catfish ban, food taboos can be maps tracing our very specific connections to the Pleistocene forefathers on the African savannah, ritual…

Pakistan Heat Wave Leads To 860 Deaths, Health Officials Say

Associated Press: Heat wave subsides in Pakistan as death toll reaches 860 “The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said. Pakistan’s deadliest heat wave on record…