The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for DevelopmentReports
The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (2009) – IAASTD was a multi-year study conducted by over 400 scientists and development experts from more than 80 countries. It was published in 2009. The IAASTD report questions common assumptions about the link between agricultural production and economic welfare and family nutrition, and provides evidence that externally driven systems – such as those that have increasingly displaced traditional systems in the Andes – often result in unfair prices, social inequality and environmental degradation. The report calls attention to proposals that allow us to overcome our conceptual barriers with respect to production and supply, consumers and producers, urban and rural populations, and the circulation and exchange of goods.