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 and Nutrition Security

From promise to impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030, Clobal Nutrition Report

2016 World Food Prize goes to scientists who developed biofortified sweet potato, Genetic Literacy Project

Fighting global hunger helps us here at home, The Hill

Biofortification Pioneers Win World Food Prize 2016, Farming First

These 2 Boys Were Born The Same Day In The Same Town, But Their Lives Will Be Dramatically Different, The Huffington Post

The Global Food Security Act, AgriPulse

Unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan, UN agencies warn, FAO


107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs, The Washington Post

EU position on GMOs a blow to SADC’s food security, The Southern Times

African Agriculture

African Agriculture Can Help Tackle Refugee Crisis, The Huffington Post

Katrin Glatzel: Why Partnership is Key to Boosting Smallholders’ Resilience to Climate Change, Farming First

Hot, hungry and starved of investment: supporting smallholders to build a climate-resilient agricultural sector in southern Africa, Oxfam

How Africa can empower more women to become leaders in science, The Conversation

Africa: Sustainable Land Management in Africa Increases Agricultural Production, AllAfrica

Food for thought from the land of a thousand hills, The Conversation



Other Stories

Sharing knowledge in development organizations: making Communities of Practice work, PAEPARD

Application developed for animal scientists to report disease outbreak, Monitor

Women: Untapped potential for development, Zambia Daily Mail

Nothing Says ‘Hip’ Like Ancient Wheat, The Salt

Food producers should follow Perdue’s lead in raising animal-welfare standards, The Washington Post

Food crime matters, Global Food Secuirty

Food, business and the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Food Security

And finally… Brexit (sorry)

What will Brexit mean for Africa’s development? Chronicle

Why Britain’s decision to leave the EU is bad news for Africa, The Conversation

How will leaving the European Union affect our food? The Guardian

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