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dc.contributor.authorVervoort, Joost M.
dc.contributor.authorBourgeois, R.
dc.contributor.authorEricksen, Polly J.
dc.contributor.authorKok, K.
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Philip K.
dc.contributor.authorFörch, Wiebke
dc.contributor.authorChaudhury, M.
dc.contributor.authorKristjanson, Patricia M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-16T09:11:56Z
dc.date.available2013-08-16T09:11:56Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-28
dc.identifier.citationVervoort, J., Bourgeois, R., Ericksen, P., Kok, K., Thornton, P., Foerch, W., Chaudhury, M. and Kristjanson, P. 2013. Linking multi-actor futures for food systems and environmental governance. Paper presented at Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference, Tokyo, 28-31 January 2013. Oxford, UK: University of Oxford Environmental Change Institute.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/33484
dc.description.abstractThe food systems/global environmental change nexus is a key area of research that links two major interconnected challenges humanity faces in the 21st century. This paper discusses the role of strategic foresight for tackling these challenges in spaces that aim to facilitate deliberative, multi-actor governance. First, we reflect on the role of foresight in the domains of global food futures and global environmental change and its impacts on governance in these domains. Then, we explore how lessons from both domains can be integrated by examining an on-going international foresight program: the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Using multi-stakeholder scenarios interacting with global market/water/land cover models, this program explores trade-offs, synergies and other relationships between food security and environmental governance in the developing world. The CCAFS foresight process takes a complex systems approach, exploring the inter-connectedness of food systems and environmental systems. This systems approach includes the acknowledgement that diverse sources of knowledge and experience are crucial both to systems understanding and to concerted action toward sustainable and accepted change. Key to the CCAFS foresight process is the ambition to go beyond a disconnected futures process and to integrate foresight into the daily realities of multi-actor governance. We discuss how well the CCAFS foresight program connects food systems and environmental change futures and whether it succeeds in integrating strategic foresight in both governance dimensions. Based on this case we outline challenges and opportunities for foresight in the food systems/environments nexus.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oxford Environmental Change Instituteen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITYen_US
dc.titleLinking multi-actor futures for food systems and environmental governanceen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.subject.ilriENVIRONMENTen_US
cg.subject.ilriFOOD SECURITYen_US
cg.subject.ilriRESEARCHen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Securityen_US
cg.creator.idPhilip Thornton: 0000-0002-1854-0182


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