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

W. Zhang, J. Gowdy, A.M. Bassi, Monica Santamaria, Fabrice deClerck, A. Adegboyega, G.K.S. Andersson, A.M. Augustyn, R. Bawden, A. Bell, I. Darknhofer, J. Dearing, J. Dyke, J. Failler, P. Galetto, C.C. Hernandez, P. Johnson, P. Kleppel, P. Komarek, A. LatawiecR. Mateus, A. McVittie, E. Ortega, D. Phelps, C. Ringler, K.K. Sangha, M. Schaafsma, S. Scherr, M.S.A. Hossain, J.P.R. Thorn, N. Tyack, T. Vaessen, E. Viglizzo, E. Walker, L. Willemen, S.L.R. Wood

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Abstract

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 publicationTEEB for Agriculture and Food : Scientific and Economic Foundations Report : work in progress
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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    Zhang, W., Gowdy, J., Bassi, A. M., Santamaria, M., deClerck, F., Adegboyega, A., ... Wood, S. L. R. (2018). Systems thinking: an approach for understanding ‘eco-agri-food systems’. In TEEB for Agriculture and Food : Scientific and Economic Foundations Report : work in progress Geneva: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity.