Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development has just met, and here is a summary article from BBC news:


The conclusions are not new, but very clear - how do we address the challenges of hunger, poverty, rural life, and nutrition around the globe in ways that are sustainable environmentally and culturally.

"Our agricultural systems have contributed to human-induced climate change and, in turn, human-induced climate change threatens agricultural productivity," says Robert Watson, director of the organization which includes more than 400 scientists and 30 governments.

The article also mentions some of our favorite culprits, complicit in the crisis in world hunger, such as agricultural subsidies in rich countries. And it includes notes on regional issues.

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