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the biggest report you’ve never heard of

April 2, 2009

Over 400 scientists and 30 governments came together as the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) to write a report on the global food system.

“We tried to assess the implications of agricultural knowledge, science and technology both past, present and future on a series of very critical issues,” explained IAASTD director Robert Watson.

“These issues are hunger and poverty; rural livelihoods; nutrition and human health.

“The key point is how do we address these issues in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable?”

“We need to consider the environmental issues of biodiversity and water; the economic issues of marketing and trade, and the social concerns of gender and culture.



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