Foresight Reports

Their is a diverse landscape of organisations, institutions, and initiatives working on foresight, future-thinking, and projections within food systems. The Foresight4Food Initiative is working towards improving coordination between existing research efforts, strengthening foresight capabilities, assisting in information synthesis and science communication, and supporting better linkages between science and processes of policy dialogue and societal learning. This page presents some key resources within the foresight world that indicate the diversity of themes, timescales, perspectives, and regional cover. If you are searching for a specific report, please use the search box below.

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World Resources Report

World Economic Situation and Prospects: 2019

When too much isn’t enough: Does current food production meet global nutritional needs?

Webinar: Launching the ‘What Future for Small-Scale Agriculture’ Report

Vision 2030: The Future of Brazilian Agriculture

Using scenario analyses to address the future of food

United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 Global Action Plan

UNDESA World Social Report 2020

Understanding Differences Between Global Economic Models

TRANSMANGO: Foresight and Food Futures in Europe

Towards a scenario “Agro-ecological land use for diversified and quality food and a localized food system” in Tunisia in 2050

The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World’s Children 2019

The state of foresight in food and agriculture: Challenges for impact and participation

The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World 2019: safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns

The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

The Southern Cone in a New Era of Technological Development

The Risks to Eating Well: Interview with Avinash Kishore

The rise and promise of participatory foresight

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report

The Global Risks Report 2020

The futures of genetically-modified foods: Global threat or panacea?

The future of the global food system

The Future of Food: Impact Roadmap

The Future of Food Safety

The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and Choices for Global Sustainability

The Future of Food And Agriculture: Alternative Pathways to 2050

TempAg Foresight Workshop Report

Synthesis Report C4: Food system scenarios and modelling

Sudan 2012: Scenarios for the Future

Stakeholder Scenarios and Food and Climate Futures

Shaping the Future of Global Food Systems: A Scenarios Analysis

Scenario-based approach in dealing with climate change impacts in Central Tanzania

Scenario Development and Foresight Analysis: Exploring Options to Inform Choices

Sainsburys’ Future of Food Report

Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers

Proceedings of the FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

Plausible Future Scenarios for the UK Food and Feed System – 2015 – 2035

Oxford Futures Forum: 2017 Report

Oversight of emerging science and technology

Opportunities for future research and innovation on food and nutrition security and agriculture

On True Cost Accounting and the Future of Food

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026

MSP Guide: Scenario Planning

Living Planet Report 2018: Aiming Higher

Land-use Change Trajectories up to 2050

Land Use and Food Security in 2050: a Narrow Road

Key Reports and Initiatives – Stock-take

Innovation with a Purpose: The role of technology innovation in accelerating food systems transformation

Imagining transformative futures: participatory foresight for food systems change

Gut feelings and possible tomorrows: (where) does animal farming fit?

Greedy or needy? Land use and climate impacts of food in 2050 under different livestock futures

Global Nutrition Report 2015: Actions and accountability to advance nutrition and sustainable development

Global Land Outlook

Global food systems: Can foresight learn from hindsight?

Global Food Security 2030: Assessing trends with a view to guiding future EU policies

Future scenarios and projections for fisheries on the high seas under a changing climate

Future of Food 2040

Future 50 Foods

Foresight services to support strategic programming within Horizon 2020

Foresight Manual: Empowered Futures for the 2030 Agenda

Foresight and Trade-off Implications for One CGIAR

Foresight analysis of agricultural sector at regional level

Food systems for sustainable development: proposals for a profound four-part transformation

Food systems at risk: trends and challenges

Food Systems at Risk: new trends and challenges

Food Systems and Diets: Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century

Food scenarios 2025: Drivers of change between global and regional

Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Food 2030: Future-proofing our food systems through research and innovation

Field Guide to the Future: four ways for communities to think ahead

Feeding ten billion people is possible within four terrestrial planetary boundaries

Exploring the future of land use and food security: A new set of global scenarios

Emerging technologies in favour of sustainable agriculture


Dairy 2020

Comparing supply‐side specifications in models of global agriculture and the food system

Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation

Climate Change, Agriculture, Scenarios, 2050

Can scenario planning catalyse transformational change? Evaluating a climate change policy case study in Mali

Better by half: A roadmap to less and better meat and dairy

Analysing the pathways to agricultural commercialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Alternative Futures for Global Food and Agriculture

Agriculture at a Crossroads

Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050

AgMIP Global Economic Model Intercomparison

Achieving Zero Hunger – The critical role of investments in social protection and agriculture

A shock to the (food) system: Lessons for the food system from the COVID-19 pandemic

2019: The State of Food and Agriculture

2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium

2019 Global Food Policy Report

2018: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

2018: The State of the World’s Forests

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