Date: April 12-13, 2022
Activity: Two-day workshop on ‘Creating Alternative and Preferred Futures in Agrifood Systems’
Workshop Leader: Professor Sohail Inayatullah (UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, IIUM)
Report Writer: Dr. Ivana Milojevic (Representative from Metafuture)
Organizer: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Global experts met over two days in April to explore the implications of emerging technologies and social innovations on food and agrifood systems.
A report on the workshops is forthcoming.
Along with UNESCO chair, Prof. Sohail Inayatullah, participants from IIUM included Idayu Iskandar, Hafeez Zainal, and Prof. Tengku Haziyamin.
UNESCO Chair partner Metafuture was represented by Dr. Ivana Milojevic, who is the main writer for the report. Among the key conclusions of the workshop were:
“Experts were clear that major disruptions in new technologies and social innovation are coming. Indeed, there is an avalanche of change on its way. What FAO and other international organizations can do is guide these changes toward greater equity and distribution. They can warn of potential dangers, guide toward more equitable futures, and through partnerships create food futures that nourish people and planet: one for all: all for one.“
A draft scenario diagram from the pre-workshop meeting includes four scenarios.