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.

Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa, SciDev.Net

No-till agriculture may not bring hoped-for boost in global crop yields, study finds, UC Davis

Family farms produce 80 percent of world’s food, speculators seek land, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Can We Feed the World in 2050? A Scoping Paper to Assess the Evidence, GDAE

Principles for responsible agriculture and food investments are approved, FAO

Oxfam response to UN Committee on World Food Security Endorsement of Principles, Oxfam

Why ‘climate-smart agriculture’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, The Guardian

The Race Is On to Find Organic Pesticides, The Wall Street Journal

The Food Sovereignty Prize 2014: A Focus on People & Agroecology, Huffington Post

Toward a More Resilient Agriculture, Solutions

How Rice Overcomes Arsenic, The Scientist

The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology, NCPA

View on Poverty: Big data protects farmers’ livelihoods, SciDev.Net

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas Findings Unveiled at Global Water for Food Conference, Water for Food

Can the world produce enough food for 2 bln more people?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Biotech crops in Europe could be ‘dead and buried’ if anti-GM groups succeed, The Guardian

New Study Finds that Orange Maize Improves Vitamin A in Children, HarvestPlus




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