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Strategic foresight for agriculture: Past ghosts, present challenges, and future opportunities

Posted by on 2021-09-28

Strategic foresight is systematic means to explore plausible futures. In the agricultural context, strategic foresight allows decision-makers to explore how alternative investments in agriculture research may function given anticipated futures associated with a variety of drivers ranging from climate change to increasing wealth to a changing policy environment. This paper…

Disability-adjusted life years due to chronic and hidden hunger under food system evolution with climate change and adaptation to 2050

Posted by on 2021-09-28

Climate change presents an increasing challenge for food-nutrition security. Nutrition metrics calculated from quantitative food system projections can help focus policy actions.To estimate future chronic and hidden hunger disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)—due to protein-energy undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, respectively—using food systems projections to evaluate the potential impact of climate change…

Understanding the consequences of changes in the production frontiers for roots, tubers and bananas

Posted by on 2021-09-28

The widely recognized role of roots, tubers and bananas (RT&Bs) in achieving food security and providing income opportunities in the world’s poorest regions will be challenged by socioeconomic and climate related drivers. These will affect demand and production patterns and increase pressure on farming systems. Foresight results presented in this…

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