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Addressing Food Security Issues: Understanding and Anticipating the Future

  • Datu Buyung AgusdinataEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69626-3_90-1

Definition

Foresight builds the capacity to think systematically about the future to inform decision-making today. It is a systematic, participatory, future intelligence gathering and medium-to-long-term vision-building process aimed at present-day decisions and mobilizing joint actions. To address food security issues, foresight can support decision-making toward a condition in which all people at all times have economic, social, and physical access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs, aligns with their preferences, and allows them to maintain a healthy and active life. Specifically, foresight can inform plausible alternative narratives about the future of food demand and supply in the next 5, 10, or 50 years. By informing policies, a system stewardship process enables adapting policy and steering the system toward established high-level food security goals for the future.

Introduction

One of today’s greatest challenges is achieving sustainable food...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of SustainabilityArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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  • Datu Buyung Agusdinata
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  1. 1.School of Sustainability, Arizona State UniversityArizonaUSA