What we’ve been reading this week

This week’s summary on the news stories, reports and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Is Feed the Future delivering results? Yes – with some limitations, Global Food for Thought

Global leaders launch initiative to bridge conservation and agriculture, Bioversity International.

Corporations and the fight against hunger: why CSR won’t do, The Guardian

How Africa Can Transform Land Tenure, Revolutionize Agriculture, and End Poverty, World Bank

Small-scale Farmers: The Missing Element in the WIPO-IGC Draft Articles on Genetic Resources, Quaker United Nations Office.

What women farmers want to know, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Here are ways to make agriculture Africa’s best economic alternative, IPP Media

Innovation on farms, to improve food supply, addressed by conference, Irish Times

Findings Could Help Slash Child Malnutrition, Voice of America

Water Trumps Every Other Resource, Huffington Post

The Gender Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI), Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute

Plurality of opinion, scientific discourse and pseudoscience: an in depth analysis of the Séralini et al. study claiming that Roundup Ready corn or the herbicide Roundup cause cancer in rats, Arjó et al.

Land ‘grab’ realities, perceptions vary markedly – researcher, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Farmers in twenty African countries get new window of opportunity to significantly increase yield, IITA

Science is key to locally adapting the post-2015 agenda, SciDev.Net

That’s not natural or organic: How Big Food misleads, Salon

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