TEEB-Agri-Food has developed an Evaluation Framework for evaluating food and agricultural systems in a holistic manner that reflects ‘systems thinking’, i.e., one which is:
- comprehensive in that it addresses not just on-farm production functions but also all significant externalities of a system, be they positive or negative,
- universal in that it is one common framework for evaluations by different decision-makers from their distinct perspectives and different influences on food systems, and
- value-chain based in that it recognizes value-chain links and causalities, supporting evaluation of impacts from upstream inputs to production to markets, processing, distribution and consumption, including impacts on human health.
More information will become available after the publication of the ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ report in March 2018.