Systems thinking: an approach for understanding 'eco-agri-food systems'

Wei Zhang, Jessica Paula Rose Thorn, John Gowdy, Andrea Bassi, Monica Santamaria, Fabrice DeClerck, Adebiyi Adegboyega, Georg Andersson, Anna Maria Augustyn, Richard Bawden, Andrew Bell, I Darknhofer, John Dearing, James Dyke, J Failler, P Galetto, Carlos Calvo Hernandez, Pierre Johnson, P Kleppel, P KomarekA Latawiec, R Mateus, A McVittie, E Ortega, D Phelps, C Ringler, KK Sangha, M Schaafsma, S Scherr, MSA Hossain, N Tyack, E Viglizzo, E Walker, L Willemen, SLR Wood

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The TEEBAgriFood ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ report addresses the core theoretical issues and controversies underpinning the evaluation of the nexus between the agri-food sector, biodiversity and ecosystem services and externalities including human health impacts from agriculture on a global scale. It argues the need for a ‘systems thinking‘ approach, draws out issues related to health, nutrition, equity and livelihoods, presents a Framework for evaluation and describes how it can be applied, and identifies theories and pathways for transformational change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication TEEBAgriFood ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ report
Place of PublicationGeneva
PublisherThe Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-807-3702-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Name TEEB for Agriculture and Food ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ report

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