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.

Food security: Ag’s big challenge, Farm Weekly

Ending extreme poverty with a new model of development, Rajiv Shah, Devex

Q&A: Agriculture Needs a ‘New Revolution’, Kanayo Nwanze, IRIN

The Africa Fertilizer Gap, Global Food Security

How can Governments and Donors support Africa’s Women Farmers?, Duncan Green, Oxfam

British firm gets go-ahead for planting genetically modified omega-3 seeds, The Irish Times

Complex land rights feed ‘grabbing’ complaints in Tanzania, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Six Innovative Initiatives That Are Working to Strengthen Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture, Huffington Post

China admits widespread soil pollution in ‘state secret’ report, Financial Times

Global Policymakers Commit to Scaling-Up Nutritious Foods to Reach Millions, HarvestPlus

Pesticides can cause cancer – so why does CRUK ignore them?, Ecologist

Malnutrition and Malaria: A Deadly Combination, Results

EU, Africa Leaders Stress Action on Climate Change, PAEPARD

Study finds accelerated soil carbon loss, increasing the rate of climate change, Northern Arizona University

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