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.

Walking the talk: Why and how African governments should transform their agriculture spending, Action Aid

AGRA Strengthens Efforts to Help Governments Attract Private Investment in Local Agribusinesses, AGRA

Climate Change and Agriculture in East Africa, IFPRI

WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first global trade deal, Reuters

Amb. Quinn’s Remarks: Keynote at UN World Food Day Observance in New York, The World Food Prize

African Plant Breeding Academy launched, World Agroforestry Centre

The Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal 2013: Future Africa, The Guardian

Book links food security to political stability, Cornell Chronicle

Nutrition for Growth: Will a $4.15 Billion Landmark Pledge Lead to Landmark Changes?, Think Africa Press

Giving With One Hand and Taking With Two: A Critique of Agra’s African Agriculture Status Report 2013, ACB

Fields of beaten gold, The Economist

New Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the Global Food Gap, WRI

The Post-GMO Economy, Food and Environment Reporting Network

Strong laws can boost sustainable development in Africa – expert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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