Operating Sustainability in Food and Agriculture

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4th Multi-Stakeholder Platform Meeting Of The Global Agenda for Action
Ottawa, 15th of October 2013

Authors:
H. Steinfeld
L. Lipper
S. Pandev
F. Zoveda

For more information:
http://www.livestockdialogue.org/

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Operating Sustainability in Food and Agriculture

  1. 1. OPERATING SUSTAINABILITY IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE 4 th MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM MEETING OF THE GLOBAL AGENDA FOR ACTION Ottawa, 15 th of October 2013
  2. 2. A UNIPOLAR VIEW OF AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABILITY ONE AND WHOLE
  3. 3. THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE NATURAL SYSTEM AND THE HUMAN SYSTEM NATURAL SYSTEM HUMAN SYSTEM
  4. 4. A BIPOLAR VIEW OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY NATURAL SYSTEM HUMAN SYSTEM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Land Water Genetic resources Forestry Fisheries Nutrients Energy AGRICULTURE Climate Nutrient cycling Biodiversity conservation Oceans and water cycles... Agriculture: crops, livestock, forestry, capture fisheries and aquaculture Food Feed Fiber Fuel ECONOMIC and SOCIAL SERVICES Growth Poverty reduction Employment Stability Health and nutrition Equity
  5. 5. INTERACTION WITHIN NATURAL SYSTEM HUMAN SYSTEM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Land Water Genetic resources Forestry Fisheries Nutrients Energy AGRICULTURE Climate Nutrient cycling Biodiversity conservation Oceans and water cycles... Agriculture: crops, livestock, forestry, capture fisheries and aquaculture Food Feed Fiber Fuel ECONOMIC and SOCIAL SERVICES Growth Poverty reduction Employment Stability Health and nutrition Equity
  6. 6. INTERACTION BETWEEN NATURAL SYSTEM HUMAN SYSTEM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Land Water Genetic resources Forestry Fisheries Nutrients Energy AGRICULTURE Climate Nutrient cycling Biodiversity conservation Oceans and water cycles... Agriculture: crops, livestock, forestry, capture fisheries and aquaculture Food Feed Fiber Fuel ECONOMIC and SOCIAL SERVICES Growth Poverty reduction Employment Stability Health and nutrition Equity
  7. 7. EXTERNAL DRIVERS NATURAL SYSTEM HUMAN SYSTEM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS NATURAL RESOURCES Climate change Habitat loss Pathogens Tipping points AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Growth and income in other sectors ECONOMIC and SOCIAL SERVICES Demand / competition from other sectors Population growth Dietary change
  8. 8. PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY: BALANCING HUMAN BENEFITS NATURAL SYSTEM HUMAN SYSTEM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SUSTAINABILITY LEVERS Climate Nutrient cycling Biodiversity conservation Oceans and water cycles... Land Water Genetic resources Forestry Fisheries Nutrients Energy Conserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources AGRICULTURE Increase productivity through resource-use efficiency Resilience Governance Food Feed Fiber Fuel ECONOMIC and SOCIAL SERVICES Growth Poverty reduction Employment Stability Health and nutrition Equity Improve equity, access to productive assets, responsible consumption
  9. 9. ...ONE AND A WHOLE AGAIN NATURAL SYSTEM HUMAN SYSTEM NATURAL RESOURCES AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ECONOMIC and SOCIAL SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AGRICULTURE
  10. 10. ...ONE AND A WHOLE AGAIN
  11. 11. SHIFTING OVER TIME AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS NATURAL RESOURCES AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ECONOMIC and SOCIAL SERVICES
  12. 12. SHIFTING OBJECTIVES (examples) CLIMATE FOOD LAND GROWTH WATER HEALTH BIODIVERSITY EQUITY
  13. 13. TIME CONFLICT TODAY TOMORROW REACT ANTICIPATE REPAIR BUILD CURE PREVENT ADAPT MITIGATE CLEAN UP PROTECT
  14. 14. SUSTAINABILITY: PRACTICE OF CHANGE EVIDENCE DIALOGUE PRACTICE CHANGE TOOLS
  15. 15. SUSTAINABILITY: PRACTICE OF CHANGE EVIDENCE UNDERSTAND PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES Assessments Foresight Indicate solutions Awareness Innovation Markets PRACTICE CHANGE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DIALOGUE EXCHANGE CONSULT Platforms Joint action Harmonized parameters and procedures Guidance Regulations and standards Targeting financing TOOLS GUIDANCE (RULES) INCENTIVES
  16. 16. LEVELS OF THE PROCESS EVIDENCE UNDERSTAND PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES PRACTICE CHANGE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DIALOGUE EXCHANGE CONSULT TOOLS GUIDANCE (RULES) INCENTIVES
  17. 17. LEVELS OF THE PROCESS EVIDENCE UNDERSTAND PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES PRACTICE CHANGE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DIALOGUE EXCHANGE CONSULT TOOLS GUIDANCE (RULES) INCENTIVES
  18. 18. LEVELS OF THE PROCESS EVIDENCE UNDERSTAND PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES PRACTICE CHANGE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DIALOGUE EXCHANGE CONSULT TOOLS GUIDANCE (RULES) INCENTIVES
  19. 19. KEY FEATURES OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY Natural vs Human system Trade-offs OPPOSING FORCES AND CONSTRAINTS Continuous process Time and location-specific Drivers MULTI-SCALE PROCESSES (SPIRALS) TIME AND SPACE DEPENDANT INTERACTIONS AND RESULTS AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY Sector Dimensions Levels Actors Time preferences QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE CHANGE Tipping points and thresholds Crises Resilience
  20. 20. KEY FEATURES OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY Thank You http://www.livestockdialogue.org/ H. Steinfeld L. Lipper S. Pandev F. Zoveda

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