Pathways from Agricultural Research to Poverty Reduction: A Bigger Set of ‘Food Systems’ Thinking is Required

  • From

    CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC)

  • Published on

    14.08.18

  • Challenges

    Food Security

In this interview, Tom Tomich, ex-ISPC member and Professor and Director, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, University of California, Davis, explains the importance of recognizing complete agri-food systems as well as the resources which support them.

The world has changed dramatically over the last few decades and CGIAR faces new challenges.  Agriculture has decreased as a share of GDP and we’ve become an urban species; value chains are a lot longer, more complex and over half the action today happens beyond the farm. Food and agriculture concerns no longer apply just to the realm of the food and agriculture policy sector – they have much broader implications. This requires a completely different way of thinking. Watch the interview to find out more.