the biggest report you’ve never heard of
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.