What we’ve been reading this week

Every week we summarise the news stories and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Does the future of farming in Africa lie in the private sector?, The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog

Global irrigated area at record levels, but expansion slowing, Worldwatch Institute

Should we label genetically modified food?, The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog

UN blames food price rises on trading in agricultural commodities, The Guardian

Climate conversations – Action on agriculture needed at upcoming UN climate talks, AlertNet

‘Seeds of hope’ for flooded regions of Nigeria, Seed Quest

The lottery of life, The Economist

Inconvenient truths about corruption and development, Overseas Development Institute

Strategies for combating climate change in drylands agriculture, CCAFS

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