"We cannot continue to produce food in the same way we have...(we) need to
shift to a more holistic approach on sustainability," said Josť Graziano da
Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Da Silva discussed the issue during the launch of the publication,
Sustainable Food and Agriculture: An Integrated Approach, which aims to show
state-of-the-art evidence on how sustainable agriculture can be continuously
improved at different scales. It highlights the importance of getting policy
frameworks right to address the challenges brought about by climate change
as well as the growing population. He stressed that the only way to move
forward in such direction is to revise policies and guidance.
According to FAO, the book is the first one to look at the imminent threats
to sustainable food security through a cross-sectoral lens, with inputs from
78 experts from various universities and organizations around the world.