The future of food and agriculture – Drivers and triggers for transformation

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A new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on “The Future of Food and Agriculture: Drivers and Triggers for Transformation” aims to inspire strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems toward a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future.

The report analyses current and emerging drivers of agrifood systems and their possible future trends, including the issues at stake and the threats and problems facing future food production and consumption.

This policy seminar, co-organized by FAO, IFPRI, and the CGIAR Research Initiative on Foresight, offers an opportunity to hear from the report’s authors and engage with a group of panel discussants on challenges facing food and agriculture, foresight approaches to exploring alternative future pathways, and opportunities for food system transformation, with particular focus on the Americas.

Introductory Remarks

  • Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Presentation of the report

  •  Lorenzo Giovanni Bellù, Senior Economist and Lead of the Policy Intelligence Branch – Global Perspectives, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Panel Discussion

  • Valeria Piñeiro, Acting Head of the Latin American region & Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI
  • Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Elisabetta Gotor, Principal Scientist and Program Leader, Performance, Innovation and Strategic Analysis for Impact, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
  • Keith Wiebe, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; Lead of the CGIAR Research Initiative on Foresight

Closing Remarks