DEWA

Division of Early Warning and Assessment

International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, 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. "How can we reduce hunger and poverty, improve rural livelihoods, and facilitate equitable, environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development through the generation, access to, and use of agricultural knowledge, science and technology?".

The IAASTD is a three-year collaborative effort (2005 - 2007) that assessed 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. For more information on the governance structure of the IAASTD.

The following reports were agreed to at an Intergovernmental Plenary Session in Johannesburg, South Africa in April, 2008.

AGRICULTURE AT A CROSSROADS

Global Report - [ English ]

Synthesis Report - [ English ]

Executive Summary of the Synthesis Report - [ Arabic ]  [ Chinese ]  [ English ]  [ French ]  [ Russian ]

Global Summary for Decision Makers - [ Arabic ]  [ Chinese ]  [ English ]  [ French ]  [ Russian ]

Subglobal Reports - [ Vol.I ]  [ Vol.II ]  [ Vol.III ]  [ Vol.IV ]  [ Vol.V ]


IAASTD REPORTS

Executive Summary of the Synthesis Report - [ Arabic ]  [ Chinese ]  [ English ]  [ French ]  [ Russian ]  [ Spanish ]

Global Summary for Decision Makers(SDM) - [ Arabic ]  [ Chinese ]  [ English ]  [ French ]  [ Russian ]  [ Spanish ]

CWANA SDM (Central, West and North Africa) - [ Arabic ]  [ English ]  [ French ]  [ Russian ]

ESAP SDM (East, South Asia and Pacific) - [ Chinese ]  [ English ]

LAC SDM (Latin America and Caribbean) - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

NAE SDM (North America and Europe) - [ English ]

SSA SDM (sub-Saharan Africa) - [ English ]  [ French ]


ISSUES IN BRIEF

Bioenergy and Biofuels: Opportunities and Constraints - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

Business as usual is not an option: The role of institutions - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

Business as Usual is Not an Option: Trade and Markets - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

Food Security in a Volatile World - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

Food Safety, Plant and Animal Health: Human Health and Sustainability Dimensions - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

Human Health and Nutrition - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

Towards Multifunctional Agriculture for Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability - [ English ]  [ Spanish ]