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Friday, February 24, 2023

Foresight methods for food systems transformation

The second episode of the Foresight4Food Webinar Series 2023 focus on practical examples and cases of use of foresight methods for food systems transformation. The interactive webinar series will provide plenty of engagement opportunities for diverse stakeholder groups and individuals working on foresight to share their work with others in the Foresight4Food network. 

Themes addressed in the series revolve around: 
  1. what is the value-add for using foresight approaches, 
  2. how to link qualitative and quantitative foresight methods; 
  3. and regional and country-level foresight use cases.

23 February 2023Integrating Stakeholder Engagement and Computer Modelling in Foresight Process

In the second episode, experts from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR), and the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) spoke about their work on the use of computer modeling in the foresight process.

8 February 2023. “State of Play: An Update on the foresight work of Foresight4Food, IFPRI and FAO Asia’.

  • Moderated by Jim Woodhill, Lead Foresight4Food Initiative, the guest speakers for the first episode were:
  • Keith Wiebe, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI, 
  • Rathana Peou Norbert-Munns, Climate Foresight and Scenarios Development Expert at the UN FAO. 

2 December 2022. Foresight and Future Scenarios for Food Systems Transformation CFS 50 Side Event

Foresight4Food side event at 50th Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). 
  • Moderator: Jim Woodhill, Lead Foresight4Food Initiative 
  • Patrick Caron, International Director at Montpellier University of Excellence / CIRAD 
  • Abdurazak Ibrahim, Cluster Lead, Institutional Capacity and Future Scenarios, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA
  • Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, a member of the HLPE-FSN 
  • John Ingram, Lead of the Food Group at the Environmental Change Institute 
  • Sara Savastano, the Director of IFAD's Research and Impact Assessment Division 
  • Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary of Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), and Chair of the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR
  • Sara Mbago-Bhunu, the Director of IFAD's East and Southern Africa Division 
  • Winnie Yegon, a Horticulture Fellow with the African Food Fellowship
  • Herman Brouwer, Senior Advisor for Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration at the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen University and Research

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