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’s Agricultural Potential, Farming First

First-ever Global Nutrition Report provides comprehensive narrative on levels of malnutrition across the world, IFPRI

Rwanda farmer test may prove value of climate forecasts, SciDevNet

GMO labeling laws keep failing. Here’s why we can expect more, GRIST

Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health, Nature

USDA announces availability of new Whole-Farm Revenue Insurance Protection, Agri-Pulse

The nutritional benefits of new high-iron beans song, PAEPARD

Country Assessment of agricultural Statistical Systems in Africa, African Development Bank Group

GM agricultural technologies for Africa: A state of affairs, IFPRI

To protect Congo Basin forest, ask local people how to use it, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ugandan scientists create bean strains to fight anaemia, The EastAfrican

The biggest study so far finds that GM crops have large, widespread benefits, The Economist

Think we can’t end global malnutrition by 2030? Think again, IFPRI

How Vegetable Seeds Are Leading to Growth in Nutrition and the Economy, Business Fights Poverty

Food producers face growing demands, Financial Times

Climate smart, sustainable agriculture, Agri-Pulse

International Development: Promoting Development through Food and Agriculture, AGree

Is the agricultural intensification of sand dunes sustainable?, CGIAR


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