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B4FA Week in Review – 26 October 2016

October 26th, 2016 / B4FA.org

Among the key messages in the just-released UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report The 2016 State of Food and Agriculture – which focuses on links between climate change, agriculture and food security – the world’s smallholder farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can help fight its effects. “The …

B4FA Week in Review – 19 October 2016

October 19th, 2016 / B4FA.org

This week we congratulate Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis who were awarded the 2016 World Food Prize for their research focused on providing food and nutrition through biofortification – the process of breeding critical vitamins and micronutrients into staple crops such as wheat, rice and sweet potatoes …

B4FA Week in Review – 12 October 2016

October 12th, 2016 / B4FA.org

In global news this week, the EU Parliament opposed European Commission plans to authorize five new GMO products in a vote on October 6. MEPs expressed worry that maize Bt11 and maize 1507 could harm “non-target” species of butterflies and moths, and questioned the concept, introduced by the European Food Safety …

B4FA Week in Review – 5 October 2016

October 5th, 2016 / B4FA.org

In a week when the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched its Africa Agriculture Outlook 2016-2025, an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa in the next decade, we include a number of other stories looking at the development of African agriculture. In …