Chapter 2 makes the case for using systems thinking as a guiding perspective for TEEBAgriFood’s development of a comprehensive Evaluation Framework for the eco-agri-food system. Many dimensions of the eco-agri-food system create complex analytical and policy challenges. Systems thinking allows better understanding and forecasting of the outcomes of policy decisions by illuminating how the components of a system are interconnected with one another and how the drivers of change are determined and impacted by feedback loops, delays and non-linear relationships. To establish the building blocks of a theory of change, systems thinking empowers us to move beyond technical analysis and decision-tool toward more integrated approaches that can aid in the forming of a common ground for cultural changes.
|Title of host publication||TEEB for Agriculture & Food|
|Subtitle of host publication||Scientific and Economic Foundations|
|Place of Publication||Geneva|
|Publisher||TEEB for Agriculture & Food: Scientific and Economic Foundations|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|