Participants explored the science and technology options for poverty eradication and sustainable development, with a focus on the cases of agriculture and energy.

COSA President Daniele Giovannucci stressed the importance of market mechanisms to help drive green technologies. He observed that adopting new technologies requires confidence in their expected outcomes, which calls for impact assessments that help to understand the effects on producers, on the environment, on communities, and on business. He said partnering with local institutions in the countries of interest is an important criteria for any understanding.