Determining the True Costs of Our Food Through Systems Thinking (Food Tank)

Foodtank published a feature on IFPRI’s senior research fellow, Wei Zhang, and her work on the Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food (TEEB AgriFood) Report. The report seek to present a comprehensive picture of the ‘eco-agri-food’ value chains, including effects on livelihoods, the environment, and health. Zhang states that this report can help policymakers to diverge from the parameters of one worldview, to understand how the issues and needs of multiple stakeholders intersect. She states that by understanding the ‘entirety’ of the system, policymakers will be able to start tackling problems in a more integrated way.