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.

Roadmap for Strengthening Forest and Farm Producer Organizations, FAO

Six innovations revolutionising farming, The Guardian

Could insects feed the hungry world of tomorrow?, BBC

Beating the heat, Nature Biotechnology

Crop yields and global food security, Australian Government (GRDC)

Acres of genetically modified corn nearly doubled in a decade, Harvest Public Media

What’s the best way to measure empowerment?, Duncan Green, Oxfam

Majority of African Farm Workers Struggle to Afford Food, Gallup

Wild about Agricultural Innovation in Botswana, Global Food for Thought

Pesticide blamed for bee deaths now linked to bird declines, Los Angeles Times

Food Security and WTO Domestic Support Disciplines post-Bali, ICTSD

Why does Europe hate genetically modified food?, Rappler

Can Africa create a new green generation of food producers?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Higher Food Prices Can Help to End Hunger, Malnutrition and Food Waste, IPS

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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.

China’s role in African agriculture, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Farming as rocket science, The Economist

Report links 2012 extreme weather with human-induced climate change, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Missing the story on Golden Rice, The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

The truth about GMOs, Boston Review

Contrary to popular belief, Nature Biotechnology

Plant microbes have potential to unlock advances in agriculture, according to microbiologist, Phys.org

Do crop intensification techniques hold the key to food security?, The Guardian

Resilience, flexibility key to African climate adaptation – researchers, Thomson Reuters Foundation

GM crops: African opposition is a farce, says group led by Kofi Annan, EurActiv

The Story of Phosphorus, Tropical Agriculture Association