Between pandemics and climate change, the future of global food security is precarious. Foresight approaches can inform decisions about investment in research and development, strategies, and policies to support future food security, climate adaptation and mitigation, and environmental sustainability. To this end, the CGIAR Foresight team sought to compile studies, particularly review papers, that contribute to a clearer understanding of the future of food security and food systems, and what trade offs exist around these challenges. 

The CGIAR Foresight Team contributed to and leveraged a USAID-funded analysis examining several large-scale options for investment in agriculture. The team examined a variety of perspectives around the future of agriculture, and produced this special issue for Global Food Security on “Foresight modeling to inform agricultural research and investment”. See the individual publications here: