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.

The economics of optimism, The Economist

How can index insurance help smallholder farmers?, CGIAR

Nine steps to food security, New Vision

How we can help smallholders feed the world, Business Fights Poverty

Atlas of African agriculture research & development, IFPRI

Getting the Climate-Smart Message Across at Davos, The Chicago Council

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change, National Geographic

The glass is half full: in 2015 we need to demand that our leaders deliver, IIED

Gender inequality costs women in poor countries $9 trillion, ActionAid

One Acre Fund Library, One Acre Fund

Bill, Melinda Gates advocate GMOs to a Brussels audience, PAEPARD

GM microbes created that can’t escape the lab, Nature

An Indian Rice Harvest: A Story from the 1,000 Days, The Chicago Council

UC Davis scientists work to ID food crops that can survive global warming, Daily Democrat

Africa Analysis: Fast-forward to end of 2015, SciDev.Net

Impacts of climate change on rice markets in Senegal, PAEPARD

How Can We End Malnutrition?, Business Fights Poverty

Davos must look at how war and climate change affect poverty, The Guardian

Start-ups Transforming Smallholder Farmers’ Lives in Kenya, Farming First

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