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.

Africa Conference on Land Grabs 2014, PAEPARD

A Meta-Analysis of the Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops, PLOS One

Climate change a “threat multiplier” for farming-dependent states-analysis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

10 billion people for dinner | Nina Fedoroff | TEDxCERN, YouTube

Biotechnology: Against the grain, Nature

Climate smart, sustainable agriculture, AgriPulse

Thirty percent of world’s food wasted, new online platform seeks savings, Thomson Reuters Foundation

How To Eat For The Climate, Forbes

mNutrition – how mobile phones are improving nutrition, The Guardian

South Africa: Five Diseases, One Vaccine – a Boost for Emerging Livestock Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, All Africa

New project to boost yam production in West Africa, IITA

IPCC preparing ‘most important’ document on climate change, BBC

Resilience for food and nutrition security, IFPRI

Thinking about food systems, Food Systems Academy

Melinda Gates shares scalable ways to invest in women, Fortune

Transatlantic trade deal between US and EU ‘may not happen’, Farmers Guardian

Getting more out of Nature: genetic toolkit finds new maximum for crop yields, Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory

10 Big Ideas to Increase Availability and Improve Access to Food by 2025, PAEPARD

Keeping Land Local: Briefing Papers on Land Struggles, Focus on the Global South

Gates Foundation refutes report it fails African farmers, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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