To the Editor: “Socio-economic data products are increasingly available to the public”

Originally posted on IFPRI Blog   HarvestChoice researchers summarize new data paradigm in the journal Nature Climate Change. In a Nature Climate Change commentary published last year, Otto et al. highlight a scalar divide in data between natural and social sciences and point out the need for subnational socioeconomic datasets, calling for a “new paradigm in >> Read more

Building capacity and a forum for collaboration

As part of its work under PIM (Flagship 1) and the Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) project, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) organized a five-day training workshop titled “Crop and Bioeconomic Modeling under Uncertain Climate”. The training took place on 7-11 December 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Strategic foresight? What’s that?

…we often hear when introducing the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight project to our internal and external partners. Yes, let’s admit it: strategic foresight is still an unfamiliar concept to many, even among our colleagues. If you don’t understand something, you are often naturally biased against it. To change this undermining attitude towards our work, >> Read more

Envisioning possible futures for fish production in Indonesia

The new report released by WorldFish summarizes the results of a systematic effort to explore possible futures for aquaculture and fisheries in Indonesia. The work described is part of a larger effort that seeks to develop a shared vision for the sectors that 1) aligns public and private investments to foster growth and economic sustainability; >> Read more

Exploring Indonesian aquaculture futures: new report from WorldFish

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector globally, with production projected to double within the next 15–20 years. Future growth of aquaculture is essential to providing sustainable supplies of fish in national, regional and global fish food systems; creating jobs; and maintaining fish at affordable levels for resource-poor consumers. To ensure that the anticipated growth >> Read more