Executive Summary of the Synthesis Report of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)

Abate, Tsedeke, Albergel, Jean, Armbrecht, Inge, Avato, Patrick, Bajaj, Satinder, Beintema, Nienke, Ben Zid, Rym, Brown, Rodney, Butler, Lorna M., Dreyfus, Fabrice, Ebi, Kristie L., Feldman, Shelley, Gana, Alia, Gonzales, Tirso, Gurib-Fakim, Ameenah, Heinemann, Jack, Herrmann, Thora, Hilbeck, Angelika, Hurni, Hans, Huyer, Sophia, Jiggins, Janice, Kagwanja, Joan, Kairo, Moses, Kingamkono, Rose R., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Gordana, Latiri, Kawther, Leakey, Roger, Lefort, Marianne, Lock, Karen, Mekonnen, Yalem, Murray, Douglas, Nathan, Dev, Ndlovu, Lindela, Osman-Elasha, Balgis, Perfecto, Ivette, Plencovich, Cristina, Raina, Rajeswari, Robinson, Elizabeth, Roling, Niels, Rosegrant, Mark, Rosenthal, Erika, Shah, Wahida Patwa, Stone, John M.R., Suleri, Abid, and Yang, Hong (2009) Executive Summary of the Synthesis Report of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). In: McIntyre, Beverly D., Herren, Hans R., Wakhungu, Judi, and Watson, Robert T., (eds.) International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development Synthesis Report. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, Washinton, DC, USA, pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), on which Agriculture at the Crossroads is based, was a three-year collaborative effort begun in 2005 that assessed our capacity to meet development and sustainability goals of: Reducing hunger and poverty; Improving nutrition, health and rural livelihoods; and Facilitating social and environmental sustainability" "Governed by a multi-stakeholder bureau comprised of 30 representatives from government and 30 from civil society, the process brought together 110 governments and 400 experts, representing non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, producers, consumers, the scientific community, multilateral environment agreements (MEAs), and multiple international agencies involved in the agricultural and rural development sectors.". "In addition to assessing existing conditions and knowledge, the IAASTD uses a simple set of model projections to look at the future, based on knowledge from past events and existing trends such as population growth, rural/urban food and poverty dynamics, loss of agricultural land, water availability, and climate change effects. This set of volumes comprises the findings of the IAASTD. It consists of a Global Report, a brief Synthesis Report, and 5 subglobal reports. Taken as a whole, the IAASTD reports are an indispensable reference for anyone working in the field of agriculture and rural development, whether at the level of basic research, policy, or practice.

Item ID: 10683
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
Keywords: agroforestry, multi-functional agriculture, sustainable development, smallholder agriculture, developing countries
ISBN: 978-1-59726-550-8
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 04:30
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 33%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 33%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics @ 34%
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