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


What we’ve been reading this week

Every week we summarise the news stories and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Bill gates reviews One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World, The Gates Notes

How to manage post-harvest loss, The Guardian Farming and Food Security Hub

A vaccine to boost global food production, Israel 21c

Africa: underestimating GDP, Financial Times, beyondbrics

EU Parliament agrees CAP reform ‘compromises’, Farmers Guardian

Food and petrol prices keep inflation unchanged at 2.7%, The Guardian

Soil determines fate of phosphorous, Brown University

Recent patterns of crop yield growth and stagnation, Nature communications

Betting on Hunger: Is Financial Speculation to Blame for High Food Prices?, Time

Joyce Banda: ‘I want Malawians to say our country became a better place’, The Guardian

“Peak farmland” is here, crop area to diminish: study, Reuters

A global agricultural boom for Brazil, The Washington Post