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.

How Farming Families Benefit from Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture, World Food Programme

Using sawdust to increase the shelf life of the potatoes, PAEPARD

Winning Africa’s Future: Food Security for All, International Policy Digest

Can salt help us win the battle against malnutrition? The Guardian

Biotechnology and Global Nutrition: Progress and Headwinds, The Chicago Council

How cover crops can help growers beat droughts and floods, Environmental Defense Fund

Unhealthy Fixation, Slate magazine

House Votes To Ban States From Labeling GMO Foods, Huffington Post

European Union and FAO launch new programmes to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience, FAO

How Much of the Labor in African Agriculture Is Provided by Women? World Bank

The Environment and GMOs: Pesticides, Promises, and Squandered Possibilities, The Chicago Council

Farmers in India embrace high-zinc wheat for its nutritional benefit, Harvest Plus

Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming? The Guardian

A new climate-smart companion cropping system allows African farmers to substantially increase their yields, Rothamsted Research

FAO supports Ghana government to clear obsolete pesticides, Ghana Business News

Don’t blame it on the weatherman, Global Food Security

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