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Reports and publications

Project reports

food and farming imageThe Foresight project Global Food and Farming Futures final report and executive summary provide an overview of the evidence and discuss the challenges and choices for policy makers and others whose interests relate to all aspects of the global food system.

Executive summary (PDF, 3.4 Mb) 

Final report (PDF, 8.9 Mb) 

Action plan (PDF, 1.2 Mb) 

Evidence base


13 synthesis reports are grouped around the five key future challenges and provide detailed analysis around the project’s robust scientific evidence base.

Assessment of future challenges


Challenge A: Sustainable supply and demand


Challenge B: Volatility


Challenge C: Hunger


Challenge D: Climate change mitigation


Challenge E: Maintaining biodiversity


Driver reviews

Driver reviews examining changes and stresses on the global food system out to 2050. They were originally published in September 2010 in the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions journal.


Sustainable intensification in African agriculture – case examples

Case studies of success in sustainable intensification in sub-Saharan Africa. These are due to be published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability in February 2011.


Regional reviews

Regional reviews exploring a particular issue using a region or country as an exemplar.


Additional reviews, working papers and workshop reports provide additional evidence.

Additional reviews


Working papers


Workshop reports


State of science reviews

State of science reviews exploring current and future developments in science in fields relevant to the global food system. A selection of these papers are published as separate supplements in the Journal of Agricultural Science (Volume 14, Supplement 1, 2011) and the journal Food Policy. Please visit the Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Policy to review these supplements.