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Global - International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Project (English)

The International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Project aims at improving access to agricultural knowledge, science and technology (AKST) to promote and facilitate sustainable agricultural practices, with the goal of reducing hunger and poverty, improving rural livelihoods and health, and, facilitating an equitable, environmental, social, and economic sustainable development. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will manage the Grant provided to the World Fish Center (International Center for Living Aquatic Resource Management - ICLARM), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry areas, the African Center for Technology Studies, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. The project five components will: 1) develop a conceptual framework and set of outlines for the global, and sub-global assessments on the role of agricultural KST in reducing poverty and hunger, improving rural livelihoods and health, and facilitating an equitable, environmental, social, and economic sustainable development; 2) prepare, peer review, and approve a global assessment on the role of agricultural science and technology for development, comprised of four sections: a) context and concepts; b) plausible futures; c) options for making agricultural KST work more effectively to achieve the development, and sustainability goals; and, d) options for making agricultural KST effective in achieving the development and sustainability goals, i.e., investment and policy; 3) prepare, peer review, and approve five sub-global assessments on the role of agricultural science and technology for development - Central and West Asia and North Africa; East and South Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; North America and Europe; and, Sub-Saharan Africa; 4) develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and communications strategy; and, 5) implement an effective project management and administration strategy to support the inter-governmental process with a multi-stakeholder Bureau.

Details

  • Document Date

    2006/03/06

  • Document Type

    Project Appraisal Document

  • Report Number

    35448

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2006/03/30

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Global - International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Project

  • Keywords

    united nations framework convention on climate change;global assessment;nutritional security;economic and financial analysis;Science and Technology;rural to urban migration;land and water;Adaptation to Climate Change;national sustainable development strategy;participation of civil society;rural livelihood;integrate natural resource;greenhouse gas emission;agricultural practice;agricultural productivity;global environmental issue;economically sustainable development;peer review process;Agriculture;agricultural science;agricultural biodiversity;reverse environmental degradation;financial management arrangement;social and gender;global environmental benefits;Natural Resource Management;communication strategy;scientific community;project costing;environmental sustainability;agricultural sector;sustainable production system;readiness for implementation;shared water body;demand for food;per capita income;poverty alleviation strategy;large marine ecosystem;crop water productivity;forest biological diversity;river basin level;unsustainable agricultural practice;access to knowledge;intellectual property rights;sustainable land management;mitigating climate change;social stakeholder participation;civil society stakeholders;annual work plans;sustainable rural livelihood;agricultural production system;incentive structure;consultative process;local knowledge;sustainable management;nutrient loss;international agency;agricultural management;fresh water;agriculture system;scientific assessment;early assessment;international assessment;logical framework;plenary meeting;policy formulation;gender issue;agricultural knowledge;land use;landscape biodiversity;ground water;mountain ecosystem;social issue;travel expenses;integrated management;local capacity;protected area;health issue;land degradation;stakeholder involvement;ecosystem service;soil quality;reducing hunger;

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Global - International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/753791468314375364/Global-International-Assessment-of-Agricultural-Science-and-Technology-for-Development-IAASTD-Project