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The top 100 most important questions for the future of global agriculture!

Global Agriculture Last month, the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability published an article identifying the 100 most important questions facing the future of global agriculture. Policy making is often hampered by the lack of collaboration between actors from different backgrounds and fields of work, which the authors are keen to point out: “The complexity, and often lack, of information flow between scientists, practitioners and policy makers is known to exacerbate the difficulties, despite increased emphasis upon evidence based policy.’’

Therefore the article’s main objective is to improve understanding between agricultural research and policy. The 100 questions have been pointed out by leading experts and representatives from major agricultural organisations. With this approach, sound scientific evidence can be used to inform decision making and steer policy makers in the future direction of agricultural research priorities and policy planning.

A holistic approach has been offered and the questions have been split into 4 sections covering 14 topics relating to agriculture’s most important concerns. The 4 sections are:

  1. Natural resource inputs.
  2. Agronomic practice.
  3. Agricultural development.
  4. Markets and consumption.

Click here to access the full article.

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