The Foresight4Food Initiative

Foresight is a key tool that governments, private sector and civil society can jointly use to better understand future risks and opportunities in food systems, explore possible futures and to adapt – before crises hit.

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Foresight4Food Initiative Workshop 2017 – Oxford

In March 22-23, 2017, international experts on food and agriculture gathered in Oxford to explore how foresight and scenario analysis for food systems could be improved. The workshop concluded that to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals there is a need to substantially strengthen food systems foresight analysis at all scales and to improve …

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Foresight for Food in an Uncertain World

Multiple drivers are emerging that may radically affect global food systems. Collectively, these issues suggest the future of food systems is more uncertain than typically considered. This uncertainty calls for more forward-looking analysis, as “business as usual” projections of trends may not well forecast future conditions. This is the role of foresight and scenario analyses. …

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Key activities from Nov 2017 to July 2018.

 

  • Follow-up workshop in May 2018, hosted by CIRAD and University of Montepellier, to formally launch the Initiative, develop a shared conceptual and methodological framework, identify key food systems parameters for analysis and to identify priority areas for additional foresight work
  • Mobilisation of the community of practice comprised of researchers and providers

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