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.

Why nutrition-smart agriculture matters, Devex

The next steps for Africa to meet its potential, The Washington Post

Limited potential of no-till agriculture for climate change mitigation, Powlson et al, Nature Climate Change

Getting caught with our plants down: the risks of a global crop yield slowdown from climate trends in the next two decades, Lobell and Tebaldi, Environmental Research Letters.

Smart Aid for the World’s Poor, The Wall Street Journal

Crops v conservation: how farmers can solve the dilemma, Financial Times

Food, farming and antibiotics: a health challenge for business, The Guardian

Farm manager plays leading role in postharvest loss, EurekAlert

Building resilience for food and nutrition security: Highlights from the 2020 conference, IFPRI

FAO Food Price Index hits a six-month low in July, FAO

Scientists challenge makeup of panel meant to evaluate GMO risks, PAN

First GM crops enriched with nutrients ready for harvest, The Telegraph

Africa agricultural initiative gets $7 billion boost from private companies, The Washington Post

“Land grabs” and responsible agricultural investment in Africa, TripleCrisis

First summit on women and climate decries lack of grassroots funding, Thomson Reuters Foundation

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions, The Salt

African Land Disputes Breed Violence, Poverty, The Wall Street Journal

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