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dc.contributor.authorPretty, Jules
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, William J.
dc.contributor.authorAshby, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorAuburn, Jill
dc.contributor.authorBaulcombe, David
dc.contributor.authorBell, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBently, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorBickersteth, Sam
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Katrina
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Hugh
dc.contributor.authorChen, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Eve
dc.contributor.authorCrute, Ian
dc.contributor.authorDobbelaere, Dirk
dc.contributor.authorEdwards-Jones, Gareth
dc.contributor.authorFunes-Monzote, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorGodfray, H. Charles J.
dc.contributor.authorGriffon, Michel
dc.contributor.authorGypmantisiri, Phrek
dc.contributor.authorHaddad, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorHalavatau, Siosiua
dc.contributor.authorHerren, Hans
dc.contributor.authorHolderness, Mark
dc.contributor.authorIzac, Anne-Marie
dc.contributor.authorJones, Monty
dc.contributor.authorKoohafkan, Parviz
dc.contributor.authorLal, Rattan
dc.contributor.authorLang, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorMcNeely, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorNisbett, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorNoble, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorPingali, Prahbu
dc.contributor.authorPinto, Yvonne
dc.contributor.authorRabbinge, Rudy
dc.contributor.authorRavindranath, R. H.
dc.contributor.authorRola, Agnes
dc.contributor.authorRoling, Niels
dc.contributor.authorSage, Colin
dc.contributor.authorSettle, William
dc.contributor.authorSha, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorShiming, Luo
dc.contributor.authorSimons, Tony
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Pete
dc.contributor.authorStrzepeck, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorSwaine, Harry
dc.contributor.authorTerry, Eugene
dc.contributor.authorTomich, Thomas P.
dc.contributor.authorToulmin, Camilla
dc.contributor.authorTrigo, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorTwomlow, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorVis, Jan Kees
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Jeremy
dc.contributor.authorPilgrim, Sarah
dc.identifier.citationPretty, J., Sutherland, W. J., Ashby, J., Auburn, J., Baulcombe, D., Bell, M., … Burke, J. (2010). The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), 219–236. doi:10.3763/ijas.2010.0534en
dc.description.abstractDespite a significant growth in food production over the past half-century, one of the most important challenges facing society today is how to feed an expected population of some nine billion by the middle of the 20th century. To meet the expected demand for food without significant increases in prices, it has been estimated that we need to produce 70–100 per cent more food, in light of the growing impacts of climate change, concerns over energy security, regional dietary shifts and the Millennium Development target of halving world poverty and hunger by 2015. The goal for the agricultural sector is no longer simply to maximize productivity, but to optimize across a far more complex landscape of production, rural development, environmental, social justice and food consumption outcomes. However, there remain significant challenges to developing national and international policies that support the wide emergence of more sustainable forms of land use and efficient agricultural production. The lack of information flow between scientists, practitioners and policy makers is known to exacerbate the difficulties, despite increased emphasis upon evidence-based policy. In this paper, we seek to improve dialogue and understanding between agricultural research and policy by identifying the 100 most important questions for global agriculture. These have been compiled using a horizon-scanning approach with leading experts and representatives of major agricultural organizations worldwide. The aim is to use sound scientific evidence to inform decision making and guide policy makers in the future direction of agricultural research priorities and policy support. If addressed, we anticipate that these questions will have a significant impact on global agricultural practices worldwide, while improving the synergy between agricultural policy, practice and research. This research forms part of the UK Government's Foresight Global Food and Farming Futures project.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Agricultural Sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectfood securityen_NZ
dc.subjectglobal agricultureen_NZ
dc.subjecthorizon scanningen_NZ
dc.subjectresearch questionsen_NZ
dc.titleThe top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agricultureen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainabilityen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statement© 2010 Earthscan.en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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