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International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development

"The International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) is a unique international effort that will evaluate the relevance, quality and effectiveness of agricultural knowledge, science, and technology (AKST); and effectiveness of public and private sector policies as well as institutional arrangements in relation to AKST. [...]

The IAASTD is a three-year collaborative effort (2005 - 2007) that will assess AKST in relation to meeting development and sustainability goals of:

  • Reducing hunger and poverty
  • Improving nutrition, health and rural livelihoods
  • Facilitating social and environmental sustainability

The project is a major global initiative, developed out of a consultative process involving 900 participants and 110 countries from all regions of the world.

The IAASTD was launched as an intergovernmental process, with a multi-stakeholder Bureau, under the co-sponsorship of the FAO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, the World Bank and WHO.

Read the GreenFacts Digest summarizing the IAASTD

Translation(s):

Español: Evaluación internacional de las ciencias y tecnologías agrícolas para el desarrollo
Français: Evaluation internationale des sciences et technologies agricoles pour le développement
Nederlands: International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development

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