Agri-food System Dynamics for Sustainability

  • Published 25/06/07

In an era of rapid change, growing risk and uncertainty, there are many challenges to the sustainability of agricultural policy and practice in the developing world. Concerns about chronic hunger, malnutrition and technology-enhanced productivity, adverse environmental changes, increasing land degradation, the loss of biodiversity, livelihood insecurity and poverty in agricultural communities abound. These apprehensions raise important questions about whether the forms of agriculture developed over the past century can respond to the complexity of 21st century challenges.

This briefing accompanies the Working Paper Agri-food System Dynamics: pathways to sustainability in an era of uncertainty.