What we’ve been reading this week

This week’s summary of the news stories, reports, and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Food Systems & Value Chains

2016 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI

Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation, American Progress

Food prices have stabilized, but analysts see another crisis on the horizon, quartz

Pulses celebrated internationally as a ‘super crop’ for sustainability, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature

Can Agribusiness Reinvent Itself to Capture the Future? Bain & Compay

African Leaders Meet in Sharm El-Sheikh to Promote Investment and Trade At Africa 2016 Forum, AllAfrica

Tackling waste

Tackling Food Waste along the Supply Chain, The Chicago Council

Reducing food waste would mitigate climate change, study shows, The Guardian

Cutting food and carbon waste-lines for healthy climate, BBC News

Biotechnology

All our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way – where do you draw the line? The Conversation

If you care about the future of our planet, here’s why you should support GMOs, Genetic literacy project

NTMA Throws Its Weight Behind Release of BT Cotton for Nigerian Farmers, Elkurebedotcom

Africa

A Vision Ahead of Them: Women Strengthen Rwanda, Women for women

Important lessons for Africa as strong institutions win out over a strong man, The Conversation

In Burundi, seeing the writing in the hillsides means working with farmers, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature

African agricultural careers attract young people, Compton Herald

Africa: Acting Now to End Hunger in Africa By 2025, The Herald/AllAfrica

Other…

As the climate changes, risks to human health will accelerate, White House warns, The Washington Post

How Digital Finance is Transforming Agriculture, ICT Works

3rd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3)
No One Left Behind: Agri–food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World, IISD

 

 

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