Effective foresight must engage the right stakeholders in setting the foresight questions/demands and in considering implications of the outcomes. It needs to be a multi-stakeholder process that recognises the different values and diversity of interests of different groups, and that enables debate about trade-offs such as those between socio-economic and environmental aspects of different agricultural development pathways. Foresight must be a consultative process that goes beyond the academic world and combines technical, social, economic and ethical aspects. It needs to have engagement through key platforms such as the CFS, G20, WEF, etc. Developing capability for stakeholder engagement at local, national and regional scales, as well at the global level, is critical. However, there is a need to balance the scientific generation of foresight information with stakeholder engagement in foresight processes. e.g. of facilitation tools: inquiry based approach, participatory modelling, participatory mapping, consultative workshops.
See the MSP Guide for information and resources around multi-stakeholder partnerships.