Exploring Food System Uncertainties
By 2030, the word’s population will grow from 7 to 8.3 billion. Providing secure, safe, and nutritious food for everyone while sustaining a healthy planet will be a vital and daunting challenge. The future of the global food system is dynamic and uncertain, driven by multiple social, technological, environmental, economic and political (STEEP) forces:
Social: The impacts of demographics (e.g., population size, aging, organization), evolving cultures and preferences, and human behavior affect the global food system?
Technological: The role of emerging technologies and innovations in food production—from data-driven farming to aquaculture to artificial meat
Environmental: The implications and interplay of climate change, declining biodiversity, and human adaptations to environmental change
Economic and Political: The impacts of market forces and political choices on trade, food sources and pricing and, supply chain and risk management, resource use and regulation
Discover how the global food system may be affected by uncertainties arising from the evolution of climate change, population growth, consumption patterns and agricultural practices, markets, and policies.
Synthesize research and expert opinions on the future of food by going through a step-by-step scenario planning process, guided by experienced facilitators.
Apply scenario planning tools and techniques to the future of food. Understand how to use scenarios to address a wider range of strategic issues and decisions that will play out well into the future.