Foresight and Scenarios in Times of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a deep disruption to human systems. The world is having to muddle through huge uncertainties about the consequences and longer-term impacts.  This requires ‘thinking the unthinkable’ and exploring ‘neglected nexuses’. A key issue is how food system recovery pathways might unfold, especially given the “Build Back Better” mantra now being voiced by many …

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Food Systems at Risk: new trends and challenges

Resource Title: Food Systems at Risk: new trends and challenges Resource Creator: FAO, CIRAD, and DG DEVCO Date: 2019 Description: The report takes stock of the current and future risks and challenges associated with food systems… Read Item

The Dynamics of Food Systems – A Conceptual Model

“Food systems” has become the term around which issues of agriculture, nutrition and food security are now being framed.  But what is a food system?  Here I flesh out the details of the conceptual model we are using to underpin the work of Foresight4Food. The attention to food systems is for good reason. The 2008 …

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The State of the World’s Children 2019

Resource Title: The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition. Growing well in a changing world Resource Creator: Unicef Date: 2019 Description: The report examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, in the context of rapid change.. Read Item

Food systems at risk: trends and challenges

Resource Title: Food systems at risk: trends and challenges Resource Creator: CIRAD Date: 2019 Description: The scientific handout presents key data on trends and challenges facing the food systems… Read Item

Food Systems Transformation – A Rubik’s Cube

It’s clear – the ways we are consuming and producing food is dramatically out of alignment with eating healthily, protecting the planet, and ensuring a fair livelihood for smaller-scale farmers and others working across the food system. …Read more…

TempAg Foresight Workshop Report

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TempAg Foresight Workshop Report

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TempAg

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2018

Description:

The workshop identified the evidence needed in order to shape policies for sustainable agricultural food systems…

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Bracing for the Future

IFPRI-South Asia and ACIAR’s SDIP conducted a learning and professional development workshop for strengthening capacities on food systems foresight. The event brought together over 60 practitioners from Nepal, Bangladesh, and India in Kathmandu from the 11th-14th of February 2019. The workshop is part of a two-year foresight exercise focused on understanding the food system in …

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