The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture

A paper recently published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability identifies the top 100 questions of importance for the future of global agriculture.

A multi-disciplinary team of senior representatives and experts from the world’s major agricultural organizations, professional scientific societies and academic institutions from 23 countries was selected to form a Core Group of experts to identify the top 100 questions for global agriculture and food.

From an initial list of 618 key questions the experts selected to the top 100, over the course of one year of work.  The questions cover 14 themes identified as priority to global agriculture.

The experts involved in the study believe that “these questions will have a significant impact on global agricultural practices worldwide, while improving the synergy between agricultural policy, practice and research”. The study is part of the UK Government’s Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures, that will publish its findings in early 2011.

See below the Journal Reference and the link to access the paper:

Jules Pretty, William J. Sutherland, Jacqueline Ashby, Jill Auburn, David Baulcombe, Michael Bell, Jeffrey Bentley, Sam Bickersteth, Katrina Brown, Jacob Burke, Hugh Campbell, Kevin Chen, Eve Crowley, Ian Crute, Dirk Dobbelaere, Gareth Edwards-Jones, Fernando Funes-Monzote, H. Charles J. Godfray, Michel Griffon, Phrek Gypmantisiri, Lawrence Haddad, Siosiua Halavatau, Hans Herren, Mark Holderness, Anne-Marie Izac, Monty Jones, Parviz Koohafkan, Rattan Lal, Timothy Lang, Jeffrey McNeely, Alexander Mueller, Nicholas Nisbett, Andrew Noble, Prabhu Pingali, Yvonne Pinto, Rudy Rabbinge, N. H. Ravindranath, Agnes Rola, Niels Roling, Colin Sage, William Settle, J. M. Sha, Luo Shiming, Tony Simons, Pete Smith, Kenneth Strzepeck, Harry Swaine, Eugene Terry, Thomas P. Tomich, Camilla Toulmin, Eduardo Trigo, Stephen Twomlow, Jan Kees Vis, Jeremy Wilson, Sarah Pilgrim. The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 2010; 8 (4): 219 DOI: 10.3763/ijas.2010.0534

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