Review of Agriculture Environment Indicators and Metrics

Published on 9 May 2013

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Start Date: 3 September 2012 | End Date: 31 December 2012



Building on the Global Foresight Report on Food and Farming Futures, and recent initiatives including the Integrated Monitoring System for African Landscapes, the purpose of this work is to:-

Identify lessons and opportunities for the derivation and use of data from monitoring systems in the sustainable intensification of agriculture (i.e enhancing productivity with less impact on scarce natural resources and which do not contribute to climate change and biodiversity loss)

In particular, this review will systematically

1) Map out key initiatives in data monitoring systems relating to agriculture, ecosystem health and poverty and well-being; including their objectives indicators and metrics used.

2) Gap analysis of systems, indicators and metrics, identifying strengths and weaknesses in methodology and use.

3) Undertake an evidence-based synthesis of applicability at different levels, standardization of indicators, composite metrics, coverage and replicability, validity, cost of indicator systems.

4) Synthesize lessons, guided by an expert panel, drawing of the evidence collated in the mapping and gap analysis.



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