TEEB for A griculture F ood
9 July 2015
The designations employed and the presentations of material in this report do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP or contributory organisations, editors or publishers concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries or the designation of its name, frontiers or bounda. [...] I truly see this as being one of the most timely and important research initiatives in the field of sustainable agriculture, and am honoured to be a part of it." TEEB for Agriculture & Food 2 < Towards a Global Study on the Economics of Eco-Agri-Food Systems > The GOOD or millennia, agriculture 1 has been the most visible example of human interaction with nature. [...] The economic invisibility of nature´s flows into the economy, particularly in the agricultural context, is a significant contributor to the degradation of ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity. [...] In short, how do we enhance the provision of the ‘goods’, reduce those of the ‘bads’ and tackle ‘invisibility’’? TEEB for Agriculture & Food 6 < Towards a Global Study on the Economics of Eco-Agri-Food Systems > Pesticides and their degradates from agricultural use can flow into air, soils and water, resulting in the accumulation of toxic substances Annually, the world uses about 3 million tons of. [...] The Interim Report will include not only an assessment of these sectors but also, inter alia, the further development of the TEEBAgFood conceptual framework, the role of natural capital accounting, the potential role of agro-ecology in providing a pathway for change, and how the findings from these studies feed into the main body of work for TEEBAgFood.