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.

Technology and innovation

Guest Commentary: Technology Can Feed the World, The Chicago Council

What mobile tech innovation offers food security, Devex

Africa gets new centre for agricultural innovation, SciDevNet

Mapping for food safety, iied

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution Can Radically Improve Our Food Supply Chain, HuffPost

The digital revolution in agriculture: Progress and constraints, IFPRI

Policy Brief: Small-scale farmer innovation, QUNO

How digital is solving 3 problems in agriculture, Zero Hunger Challenge

Nutrition, Food Security, and Waste 

Stink bug could boost health and nutrition in Africa, SciDevNet

No food is healthy. Not even kale. Washington Post

9 Billion Bowls, Thomson Reuters

Bigwigs have big ideas for cutting our food waste in half, Grist

Leading a Global Mission to Reduce Food Waste, Foodtank

New $130 million project aims to cut food waste from fields to tables, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate and Environment

What’s the weather in Burkina Faso? Thomson Reuters Foundation

El Niño leaves hunger in its wake, SciDevNet

FAO presents $50 million emergency plan as Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years, FAO

Ethiopian drought is “code red” for newborns and their mothers – NGO, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Global nitrogen footprint mapped for first time, EurekAlert!

Biotechnology

Rainmaker battles ‘cereal’ killer, AATF

Calestous Juma: A Biotech Revolution for Africa, cfi

Can “green” claims turn the GMO debate around in 2016, analysts ask, Food Navigator

Leading Anti-GMO Researcher Accused Of Scientific Fraud, Vocativ

 

Resources and inputs

Painted marker posts help quell land conflicts in Sudan’s Darfur, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Seed systems smallholder farmers use, SpringerLink

New study finds most African smallholder farmers actively shopping for seeds, PhysOrg

Water the new gold, Times Live

Other Stories…

What’s happening to aid to the Least Developed Countries? iied

New Guide Shows How Maize, Rice, and Wheat are Grown to Boost Yields, Reduce Environmental Impact, FoodTank

10 films from Africa that will change the way you think about poverty, ONE Foundation

 

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