What we’ve been reading this week

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

India farmers think big but grow micro to enrich their soil, The Guardian

The radical nature of development in the near future is already assured, The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog

Africa must get real about Chinese ties, Financial Times

Harsh deal climate in sub-Saharan Africa, Financial Times

Goldilocks Had It Right: How to Build Resilient Societies in the 21st Century, New Security Beat

The G8 and land grabs in Africa, GRAIN

The solution to Africa’s woes lies with Africans, not the west, The Guardian

East Africa: East African Farmers to Gain From Disease Resistant Banana, AllAfrica

Climate Conversations – “Part app, part map” tracks Amazon forest loss, AlertNet

Climate Conversations – Threshing mills make life less of a grind for West African women, AlertNet

World poverty: Can the G8 deliver on the promise it made at Gleneagles?, The Guardian

Mark Lynas: truth, treachery and GM food, The Guardian

Technology drives Africa transformation, Financial Times

Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North’s Growing Seasons, NASA