Workpackage 5

Stakeholder orientation on the future of hunger



This workpackage aims to effectively integrate the perspectives from a wide group of international stakeholders on FNS futures into the project to ensure relevance and salience of the research.

Research set-up and objectives

In this research on "future" the focus is on developing advanced tools for surveillance and foresight that may help to improve the ability of decision makers to foresee and respond adequately to future food and nutrition security issues and crises.

Research approach  

  • Stakeholders will contribute their expertise, experience, ideas and values for scenario development. The starting point will be the new set of IPCC AR5 scenario story-lines (‘shared socio-economic pathways’ or SSPs). In between and after the workshops, the scenario narratives will be reviewed and refined. Modelling teams will provide quantifications on each  scenario, based on the models of IPCC AR5, adapting and incorporating the input by stakeholders.
  • On the basis of the exploratory scenarios, two workshops will be held to elicit views of stakeholders on desired future FNS (visions) and possibilities to act (options).
  • Finally, a high-level group of stakeholders will review a set of key choices and consequences, supported by narrative story-lines and quantification.


  • The outcome of the first workshops is a set of qualitative and quantitative exploratory scenarios. These will provide plausible, relevant, novel and divergent explorations of possible future contexts for food and nutrition security as well as information for quantification of key input drivers.
  • The outcome of the second workshops will be a document that outlines the desired future FNS and possibilities to act.
  • The outcome of the third workshop will provide the basis for informed policy and decision-making for food and nutrition change processes, which will contribute to the design of the navigator.



Prospex BVBA, Belgium. Martin Watson. e-mail: martin.watson(at)
LEI, the Netherlands. Gerdien Meijerink. e-mail: Gerdien.Meijerink(at)





This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 290693