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.

The global food fight: can agribusiness avert a crisis?, fDi Intelligence

While Global Bee Colonies Struggle, European Politicians Seem Determined To Kill Them Off, Forbes

Chief EU scientist backs damning report urging GMO ‘rethink’, EurActive

Is getting out of farming the best bet for smallholder farmers?, IRRI

Economic rewards of better land management: Estimated 2.3 billion tons of crops worth $1.4 trillion, EurekAlert

The Urgent Need for African Leadership in Science, Engineering and Technology to Transform African Agriculture into Agri-Food Value Chains, African Journal of food, agriculture, nutrition and development

Satisfy Your Curiosity with Our New E-Book, Can We Feed the World? The Future of Food, Scientific American

New technology and agriculture: A sluggish uptake, The Africa Report

The Iowa Hunger Summit: What is Africa’s Gain?, News Diary Online

Africa: Research Funding and Skills Key to Food for Post-2015, SciDev.Net, All Africa

Resource rights groups call for doubling of community-controlled land, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Soil science holds the keys to many global ills, The Scotsman

Standing Up for GMOs, Science

Support to agriculture rising after hitting historic lows, OECD says, OECD

Take ‘mosaic’ approach to agriculture, boost support for small farmers, UNCTAD Report urges, UNCTAD

Climate-smart grass could hugely reduce emissions, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Africa Asked to Increase Agric Research Personnel, All Africa

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