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Wanted: Better Indicators of Agriculture's Environmental Impact

How does the world feed more than 9 billion people in the year 2050 in a manner that not only advances economic development but also reduces agriculture’s impact on the environment? How will we know if we’re on the right path?

WRI recently reviewed a number of existing indicators on the environmental sustainability of agriculture and identified gaps. Our analysis uncovers a need for improvements in indicators as well as the data underlying them—in particular, what we call the “3Ps, 5 themes, and 7 criteria.”

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Awareness around the physical, regulatory, and reputational water risks to companies and their investors is on the rise and robust, comparable, and comprehensive data is needed to help assess these water-related risks.

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