Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekend Reading (WR) Aug 13

For this week's list of a ag and food security weekend reading, don't miss Natures's articles and the paper on international food security. As always, send me an email to with any suggestions next Friday. enjoy.
  • Can Science Feed the World? Nature, August 2010: Excellent compilation of articles and agriculture research
  • Gates Foundation inform us about their progress on Ag grants
  • The Political Economy of Trade and Food Security. A good paper on global food security and what's needed to feed the one billion hungry and the many to come..the picture is quite bleak. One of the authors, M. Ann Tutwiler from USDA, plays a leadership role at Feed the Future Initiative
  • Virginia's senator Jim Webb criticizes Millennium Challenge Account for a recent award given to a Chinese state-owned company to build an airport in Mali. Read why Webb's ideas are misguided and expensive
  • An opinion piece by Gordon Conway on the Financial Time about the importance to honor the L'Aquila commitment and support ag-lead development
  • Remarks from Jim Miller, USDA's Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the International Food Aid and Development Conference in Kansas City  
  • IFPRI asks "Do Health Investments Improve Agricultural Productivity?" The answer, we don't know yet 
Picture of my garden to come soon!