Food and Agriculture: The Future of Sustainability
Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)
Sara J. Scherr
Nourishing the Planet
International Food and Agriculture Trade Policy Council
The Keystone Center
affiliation not provided to SSRN
The Foundation for Our Future
March 1, 2012
The Sustainable Development in the 21st century (SD21) Report for Rio+20, New York: United Nations, 2012
On our current trajectory, severe disruptions to national and regional food systems are highly likely to happen - the main question is when. This report, commissioned by the UN DESA as a strategic input to SD21 and the Rio discussions, focuses on vital areas and offers a collection of up to date information on the current and likely trends for our global Food and Agriculture systems.
With contributions from more than 70 global agri-food leaders in the business, policy, green, and social arenas, the report exposes unforeseen areas of consensus. By opening the silos of partisan thinking to invite reasoned discussion, it also exposes areas of disagreement and lays out a key set of specific "high impact" areas where smart decisions will make the most difference for sustainable and resilient food and agriculture systems.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 94
Keywords: sustainable, food security, nutrition, policy, ecosystem management, investment, technology, waste, access, concentration
JEL Classification: O00, Q00, L1
Date posted: May 8, 2012