The objectives of this study, set by ICSU’s Committee on Sciences for Food Security at an initial meeting of the Committee held in November 1995, were:
Why Sciences? Opportunities and Constraints
What are the critical issues and gaps—are there regional perspectives to be considered?
What is the relative strength of the ICSU family?
– based on individual capacities
– based on joint actions such as networking, outreach-communications, projects
Which organizations/institutions within ICSU could contribute what?
What are possible modalities of cooperation with other organizations outside ICSU?