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.

2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI

Agriculture: Increase water harvesting in Africa, Nature

Middle Income Countries Play Key Role in Eliminating Hunger and Malnutrition, IFPRI

Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, new report says, FAO

Uganda’s plans for super bananas spark heated debate, Yahoo News

Contract farming and out-grower schemes, Action Aid

Political brief on the Principles on Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Foodsystems, TNI

The Path to Poverty: AGRA, small-scale farmers and seed and soil fertility in Tanzania, African Centre for Biosafety

Cropping Africa’s wet savannas would bring high environmental costs, Princeton University

The great land giveaway in Mozambique, Triple Crisis

Peak food? Can food tech supercharge crop yields and address global food security?, Genetic Literacy Project

Farming methods must sustain soil and be climate-smart, Daily Monitor

Drip by drip, Tanzania farmers learn to cope with drought, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Food Security Governance; Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations, PAEPARD

African land grabs; we cannot expect companies and financiers to regulate themselves, The Guardian

3 big food system problems begging for innovation, Grist

Seeding the market, The Economist

How to Make the Sustainable Development Goals Work, Foreign Policy

How the private sector can help stem emissions from agriculture, Environmental Defense Fund

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