The State of Food and Agriculture 2002

Agriculture and Global Public Goods Ten Years after the Earth Summit

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In addition to the usual review of the recent food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year’s edition focuses on agriculture and global public goods ten years after the earth summit.




It is impossible to look back over the last year without remembering the tragic attacks of 11 September and the ensuing events, which have opened our eyes to the fragility of the security of us all. They have underlined that, in an era of rapidly advancing globalization, security also can only be global. It is hoped they have strengthened our awareness that the future of humanity is truly a shared future and that many of the challenges humanity faces require common solutions.


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