In preparation for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) 2012, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) conducted an inventory of forward thinking activities. This effort complements the ongoing activities in the framework of the Global Foresight Hub of the GFAR.
As part of the inventory, a series of recent foresight studies were identified, analyzed and selected to be further discussed. These discussions were part of  three write workshops where those involved in the production of the foresight studies were invited.. GFAR, in collaboration with the Institutional Learning and Change Initiative of the CGIAR – ILAC, were the organizers of the workshops, which aimed to produce individual concise documents, which highlighted the key foresight messages and learning to be shared at the GCARD meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
The three planned workshops were held at the following locations:
Pre-worskhop documents and a summary results of all three workshops are attached at the bottom of this page, in PDF documents.

List of briefs produced:


Brief No. 04: Teagasc 2030: Creating knowledge for Ireland’s bioeconomy
Lance O’Brien, Foresight & Strategy Manager, Teagasc-The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Brief No. 07: The future of rural Europe: Lessons from a multi-scale modeling approaches
Jasper van Vliet and Peter Verburg, Institute for Environmental Studies and Amsterdam Global Change Institute, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brief No. 09: Biofuels and agricultural markets: Implications for food security
Siwa Msangi, Tingju Zhu, Mark Rosegrant, Timothy B. Sulser
Tanja Hichert: Scenario planner and facilitator of strategic conversations, Hichert and Associates Pty Ltd., South Africa

Brief No 16: Exploring futures of food and farming systems: the Agrimonde scenarios
Tévécia Ronzon (INRA, DEPE), Bruno Dorin (CIRAD), Tristan Le Cotty (CIRAD), Sandrine Paillard (INRA, DEPE) and Sébastien Treyer (IDDRI)
Bayuni Shantiko, Collaborative land-use planning project (CoLUPSIA)
Brief No.19: Evolving towards a low-carbon society
Nares Damrongchai and Suchat Udomsopagit, APEC Center for Technology foresight, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Thailand
Brief No. 20: Shaping the future for agriculture in Taiwan
Julie C. L. Sun, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
Brief No. 22: Re-orienting Agricultural Research in the Asia-Pacific
Angkarn Wongdeethai, APEC Center for Technology Foresight (APEC CTF), National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI)
Brief No. 24: Towards a more food-secure Asia and the Pacific
Vinod Ahuja, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Rubén Puentes, Consultor Independiente
Rubén Puentes, Independent consultant
Shane Renwick, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Brief No. 27: A Quarter Century of Forward-Looking Policy Analysis
Wyatt Thompson, Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) at the University of Missouri
Brief No. 30: Can climate change affect the future of crops in Brazil?

Giampaolo Queiroz Pellegrino, Embrapa Agriculture Informatics, Brazil
Brief No. 31: I’d Rather be Foresighted than Myopic: Foresight Exercises for Agriculture, Food Security, and R&D in Latin America and the Caribbean
Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Independent Consultant and Guy Henry, International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Brief No. 32: El futuro ambiental de una provincia: Mendoza al año 2030
Javier Vitale, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Brief No. 32: The environmental future of a province: Mendoza in the year 2030

Javier Vitale, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
José Eustáquio Ribeiro Vieira Filho, José Garcia Gasques, and Alexandre Gervásio de Sousa, Brazil
Brief No. 34: Chile agroalimentario, forestal y rural al 2030
Mª Soledad Hidalgo Guerra, Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA)
Brief No. 34: Chile: agri-food, forestry and rural sectors by 2030

Mª Soledad Hidalgo Guerra, Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA)
Brief No. 35: Securing and Building the Future of Quebec Agriculture and Agrifood
Mario Dumais, Economist, former member of the Commission on the Future of Quebec Agriculture and Agrifood.
Brief No. 36: Building the 5th Strategic Plan of Embrapa 2008-2023

Antonio Eduardo G. dos Reis, Hercules Antonio Prado, Liana Santos Alves Peixoto, Paulo Estevão Cruvinel, Roberto Daniel Sainz Gonzalez, Sabrina Herzog Marinho Alves, Strategic Management Secretariat of Embrapa - Brazil
Claudia Patricia Uribe G., Innova Prospectiva y Negocios S.A.S.
Brief No. 37: Innovating for Colombian agricultural competitiveness
Claudia Patricia Uribe G., Innova Prospectiva y Negocios S.A.S.
Brief No. 38: What are the likely developments in world agriculture towards 2050?
Jelle Bruinsma, Consultant Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Nining Liswanti, Collaborative land-use planning project (CoLUPSIA)
Brief No. 40: What challenges is agriculture facing? Five scenarios for 2050

Ingrid Öborn, Lotta Rydhmer, Katarina Vrede, Jan Bengtsson, Ulf Magnusson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden
Brief No. 41: Agriculture 2030: A future for Morocco

Mohamed Ait Kadi and Guillaume Benoit
Brief No. 42: The Future of Food and Farming

Camilla Toulmin, IIED and Charles Godfray, University of Oxford

Brief No. 43: Climate change: do we know how it will affect smallholder livestock farmers?

Philip Thornton, Jeannette van de Steeg, An Notenbaert and Mario Herrero
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