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.

Rising fossil fuel energy costs spell trouble for global food security, Oregon State University

Horizon 2020 – first projects funded involving African researchers, PAEPARD

Sustainable Agriculture Research Falling Further Behind, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

OECD – FAO expect stronger production, lower prices over coming decade, FAO

The President of the United States of America meets Sir David, Thinking Country

New Ethiopian ‘livestock master plan’ aims to take 14 million out of poverty, ILRI

Farmgate prices may stay low for 10 more years, says report, Farmers Weekly

Web-based policy tool on small-scale farmer innovation, PAEPARD

Producer Movements in Integrated Landscape Management, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature

Benchmarking the sustainability performance of the Brazilian non-GM and GM soybean meal chains: An indicator-based approach, Gaitán-Cremaschi et al, Food Policy

World Food Prize goes to founder of anti-poverty group, The Des Moines Register

Improving rice flour to aid food poverty, EurekAlert

Animating the universal ambition of the SDGs, IIED

Study reveals mechanisms of plants’ drought response, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Big food and chemical corporations spend millions to attack organic, Friends of the Earth

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Comments

  1. Great articles. We are working hard trying to find a way to sustain the local food scene through our educational agriculture program. Sharing the knowledge of these issues are SO important!

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