25Jun

Bringing policy makers, researchers, and stakeholder together for food security

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With climate change, geopolitical tension, and soil contamination, the future of food and nutrition security is threatened from different angles.

Therefore, the EU-funded research project FOODSECURE wants to improve scientific understanding on the factors that contribute to the resilience of the food system. Secondly, the project works toward policy-making that mitigates risks and uncertainties caused by economic and climate shocks to the global food system. The multi-disciplinary FOODSECURE team brings together eighteen world-class research institutes and companies from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Prospex is an integral part of this team, and is responsible for designing the stakeholder engagement and foresight strategies through scenarios, trade-offs and roadmap workshops. As the five-year project is coming to an end, Prospex organised the FOODSECURE Final Stakeholder Workshop on 23 and 24 June in Brussels, Belgium.

Gathering old and new faces, the workshop built further on the results of the preceding stakeholder workshops, adding in new scientific material and– for the first time – a policy-making perspective. Prospex designed and delivered a process that enabled a smooth stakeholder-society dialogue, with all parties involved discussing the EU’s role in securing worldwide access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food.

 

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