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.

Agriculture: Engage farmers in research, Nature

The World’s Resources Aren’t Running Out, The Wall Street Journal

Saving Crops and People with Bug Sensors, University of California, Riverside

NASA Goddard to Bring Satellite Data to African Agriculture, NASA

The Technology of Backyard Micro-Farming, Super Scholar

Enhancing resistance to coffee wilt disease in Uganda – the conventional way, B4FA

Food, the agricultural challenge of our time, Daily Monitor

Healthier, more efficient food systems could slash farm emissions, Thomson Reuters Foundation

I had no idea that working across disciplines (on innovation, complexity and scale) was this painful, but it might be worth it, Duncan Green, Oxfam.

Kenya: Govt Under Pressure to Lift GMO Ban, All Africa

The challenge of establishing REDD+ on the ground, CIFOR

It’s Final — Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use, Forbes

Empower smallholder African farmers to turn land into wealth — FAO, Devex

Have Higher Food Prices Actually Helped the World’s Poor?, Bloomberg

Water becoming more valuable than gold, CNN

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