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.

G8 and FAO’s open-agriculture projects set to join forces, SciDev.Net

Agriculture: Engage farmers in research, Nature

Can you be resilient on one acre or less?, IFPRI 2020 Policy Consultation and Conference

Center for Food Safety Report Warns TTIP Could Undermine Critical Food Safety and Environmental Regulations, Center for Food Safety

A bigger rice bowl, The Economist

Miracle grow: Indian rice farmer uses controversial method for record crop, The Guardian

AGRA-backed companies become largest seed producers in sub-Saharan Africa, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Birth of the Great GMO Debate, Scientific American

Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change, The Wall Street Journal

Want to Know If Your Food Is Genetically Modified?, The Atlantic

Assessment of the demand-supply match for agricultural innovations (ITAACC), PAEPARD

UK’s Science Media Centre lambasted for pushing corporate science, SciDev.Net

Mapping the biodiversity status of over 10,000 Ghanaian cocoa farms, Bioversity International

What water wars? ‘Think water cooperation’, expert says, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Plunder of timber and fisheries is holding Africa back – Kofi Annan, Africa Progress Panel

The Mismeasure of Technology, Project Syndicate

Joint action needed to tackle massive global food losses, FAO

We can’t count on plants to slow down global warming, The Guardian

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