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.

One small change of words – a giant leap in effectiveness!, World Agroforestry Centre

Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims, Nature

Enabling African Farmers to Feed the World, Farming First

Roundtable on Sustainable African Agriculture and CAADP 2014 review, PAEPARD

Agricultural Input Subsidies. The Recent Malawi Experience, Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

African Farmers Reap Gains Of Biotech Cotton, CoastWeek

Humans are becoming more carnivorous, Nature

Seeds of hope emerge across the world’s drylands, World Agroforestry Centre

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee to examine Food Security, UK Parliament

For sustainable growth, count on agriculture, Thomson Reuters Foundation

How do you measure the difficult stuff (empowerment, resilience) and whether any change is attributable to your role?, From Poverty to Power, Duncan Green

A Chance to Revive Multilateral Trade, The Wall Street Journal

WTO Clears Way for Landmark Global Trade Deal, The Financial Times

Large increase in 2013 world cereal output expected, FAO

Sustainable Intensification: Boosting Energy Efficiency, AgriPulse

African countries step up focus on statistics for better agriculture and nutrition, FAO

Food-based biofuels allowance to rise by 50% under EU plans, The Guardian

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina named Forbes African of the Year, BBC

JFK, UN World Food Day and Confronting the Single Greatest Challenge in Human History, Huffington Post


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