IFPRI’s IMPACT model team and the Food Security Portal is developing a suite of Global Foresight Tools for Food and Agriculture. These tools provide information on alternative futures for agriculture and food systems to inform decision making and improve agricultural productivity, food security and nutrition, and environmental sustainability - especially in developing countries.

The first of the Foresight tools released is Impacts of Alternative Investment Scenarios, which provides researchers and policymakers with a flexible way to explore the impact of various agricultural investment scenarios on agricultural production, productivity, and hunger for the period 2010-2050.

The tool allows you to select various scenarios related to research and development investment as well as investment levels in irrigation and infrastructure. Based on your selections, you can see the impact on various outcome variables. Explore the tool at the link below.

How to use the tool

A Video Overview of the Global Foresight Tool and the IMPACT Model

Further Information

The Food Security Portal (FSP), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) launched the global foresight tool Impacts of Alternative Investment Scenarios. The associated webinar provided the opportunity for experts in foresight for food and agriculture to come together and share experiences, approaches, challenges, and implications for policy making associated with this area of research. The event page is here, and check out the webinar recording below.