Foresight Portal


Welcome to the new foresight portal

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The CGIAR Initiative on Foresight combines state-of-the-art analytics, innovative use of data, and close engagement with national, regional and global partners to offer better insights into alternative transformation pathways that can inform choices and sharpen decision-making today, leading to more productive, sustainable and inclusive food, land and water systems in the future.

The CGIAR Initiative on Foresight hosts and maintains this foresight portal to provide access to additional material on foresight related to food systems.


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Models and Tools

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Our Foresight Portal offers a comprehensive collection of state-of-the-art models and tools designed to enhance decision-making and drive positive change in food, land, and water systems.

Our diverse range of foresight models and tools empowers governments, researchers, and policymakers, particularly in developing countries, with valuable insights into alternative transformation pathways. By exploring these models and leveraging the tools at your disposal, you can navigate complex challenges and identify strategies that minimize trade-offs while advancing progress towards our collective goals.


Community of Practice

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We foster a vibrant and collaborative community of practice dedicated to foresight. Our community brings together a diverse group of experts, including scientists at CGIAR working on foresight-related issues, partners in low and lower-middle-income countries, as well as researchers in academia and advanced research institutes around the globe.

Our foresight community of practice serves as a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and collective learning. By joining our community, you gain access to a wealth of expertise and insights, enabling you to stay at the forefront of foresight in the realm of food, land, and water systems.

CoP forum

As a member of our community, you can engage in discussions, share best practices, and contribute to ongoing research and development. Collaborate with scientists from CGIAR and learn from their wealth of experience in foresight methodologies and tools. Connect with partners in low and lower-middle-income countries to understand the unique challenges they face and explore innovative solutions together. Interact with researchers in academia and advanced research institutes, fostering cross-pollination of ideas and fostering interdisciplinary approaches to foresight.

Through our community of practice, we strive to create a dynamic ecosystem where foresight practitioners can thrive and make a real impact. Together, we can tackle the complex challenges facing food, land, and water systems and drive positive change on a global scale.

Join our foresight community of practice today and be part of a collaborative network dedicated to shaping sustainable and inclusive futures.

Unlocking Insights with Comprehensive Data and Metrics

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In the world of foresight, data and metrics form the foundation for informed decision-making. At We understand the transformative power of new and improved data, as well as the tools to generate them, in elevating the utilization of foresight material and driving positive change.

Our commitment to innovation drives us to continually expand and refine our data and metrics offerings. Our Foresight Portal serves as a gateway to essential input data required for rigorous foresight analysis, enabling comprehensive and reliable assessments.

As part of our dedication to addressing critical global challenges, we have aligned our metrics with the five Impact Areas of One CGIAR, ensuring their relevance to key domains of sustainable development:

  1. Climate adaptation & greenhouse gas reduction
  2. Nutrition, health & food security
  3. Poverty reduction, livelihoods & jobs
  4. Gender equality, youth & social inclusion
  5. Environmental health & biodiversity

By providing a repository of key metrics within these Impact Areas, we empower governments, researchers, and policymakers to delve deeper into the multidimensional aspects of sustainable food, land, and water systems. This wealth of metrics facilitates holistic assessments and targeted interventions that align with our collective goals for a better future.

Furthermore, we take pride in our innovative visualization tools, designed to shed light on critical aspects of agrifood systems. These tools enable intuitive exploration and interpretation of complex data, fostering a deeper understanding of the interconnected dynamics at play.

Embark on a data-driven journey and unlock the insights necessary for informed decision-making. Visit our Foresight Portal to access a comprehensive range of data, metrics, and visualization tools that pave the way for transformative action.

Building Capacity for Informed Decision-Making through Foresight Training

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We believe in the transformative potential of capacity building. We work hand in hand with our partners to strengthen their ability to comprehend foresight metrics, effectively utilize foresight tools, and apply foresight results to inform decision-making regarding food, land, and water systems.

Our comprehensive training programs are designed to empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the intricacies of foresight. We offer both in-person and online training courses that focus on the practical application of foresight models and tools, equipping participants with the capacity to harness the full potential of these resources.

Through our training programs, we foster a deep understanding of foresight tools, data, and analysis. Participants learn to leverage these tools to generate valuable insights and make informed decisions. Whether it’s developing scenarios, simulating outcomes, or analyzing system-level interactions, our training courses provide the necessary guidance and hands-on experience to effectively employ foresight methodologies.

Collaboration lies at the heart of our training approach. We work closely with our partners to tailor the training to their specific needs and contexts. By engaging in interactive sessions, knowledge sharing, and practical exercises, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of how foresight can be applied to address complex challenges in food, land, and water systems.

Join us on a journey of capacity building and equip yourself with the skills to unlock the potential of foresight. Visit our Training section to explore our range of in-person and online courses, and discover how we can collaborate to enhance your foresight capabilities.