March 5, 2016

What We’re Reading: Rescue Plans, Raising the Soil, and Walking in a Farmer’s Shoes

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Stories we loved the week of February 29th:

European action plan helps global fight against wildlife trafficking

Poaching has reached unprecedented levels and the role of organized criminal groups in wildlife trafficking is increasing. The European Commission takes institutional action to save wildlife.

World Wildlife Fund

The future of wildlife is in our hands

World Wildlife Day celebrated wild fauna and flora and the benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day asked the world to step up the fight against wildlife crime.

United Nations

Soil solutions for climate problems

We rely on healthy soil for 90% of what we eat, yet we take it for granted. Thousands of years of plowing, deforestation and erosion have depleted our soils, but there’s a lot more to the story.

Center for Food Safety

The potential for inclusive businesses gains attention in SDG era

In this new era, ushered in by the Sustainable Development Goals, the private sector will play a key part in the implementation of a new collaborative approach to development.


A year in the lives of smallholder farmers

Globally, there are an estimated 500 million smallholder households. However, very little was known about the financial lives of smallholders, making it unclear exactly how to help–until now.

World Bank

Top photo by Shawn Harquail on Flickr.

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