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.

Fairtrade: celebrating the first 20 years. What’s next?, Duncan Green, Oxfam

Linking school feeding programmes with local small-scale farmer production, PAEPARD

FAO Food Price Index sees sharpest rise in months, FAO

The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study, GLOBE International

Behind the Brands, Oxfam

RFA released for Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification, USAID

The magazine of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Special Issue 2014 on Food, John Hopkins

Crossfire: ‘Does Fairtrade have more impact than conventional trade or trade certified by other sustainability standards?’, Anderson et al, Food Chain

Changing sources of growth in Indian agriculture, IFPRI

We have no bananas today, The Economist

Renowned Expert: GMOs Pose More Risk Than We Think, The Motley Fool

Gene identified by Purdue scientists may ease the genetic modification of plants, Purdue University

FANRPAN has been ranked one of the world’s top think tanks, PAEPARD

EU, African science groups support biotech development, EurActiv

The great misunderstanding of the global food crisis, Philipp Aerni, B4FA

Super-rice defies triple whammy of stresses, New Scientist

Rampant food waste a barrier to cutting poverty – World Bank, Reuters

Precision Agriculture, AgriPulse

Forging an Agriculture for All, Thinking Country

Malawi’s paradox: Filled with both corn and hunger, Global Post

“You can’t study if you’re hungry…” Report of a Parliamentary Delegation to Tanzania, Results

Local Food Systems, Feeding 9 Billion

EU scientists’ biofuels warnings were ignored, EurActiv

WHO: Daily sugar intake ‘should be halved’, BBC


  1. naomimateyj@yahoo.com says:

    Wonderful work being done here. Kudos to the team
    Am a graduate did my degree in agriculture bio system and management. I would be glad if you could link me to any organization where I could offer my services.
    Thank you

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