Statement based on the 4th International conference on global food security – December 2020 : Challenges for a disruptive research Agenda

Caron, P. and van Ittersum, M. and Avermaete, T. and Brunori, G. and Fanzo, J. and Giller, K. and Hainzelin, E. and Ingram, J. and Korsten, L. and Martin-Prével, Y. and Osiru, M. and Palm, C. and Ferre, M.R. and Rufino, M. and Schneider, S. and Thomas, A. and Walker, D. (2021) Statement based on the 4th International conference on global food security – December 2020 : Challenges for a disruptive research Agenda. Global Food Security, 30: 100554. ISSN 2211-9124

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The 4th Global Food Security conference highlighted four major developments: the shift from food security to food systems; a focus on diets and consumption patterns; the importance of unknown futures and inherent uncertainties and risks; and the central role of multi-level connections between local- and global-oriented research. These shifts highlight the importance for research to contribute to dialogue and collective intelligence through evidence-based brokerage, and to move beyond polarization of debates. These shifts also call for the involvement of scientists in multi-stakeholder arrangements to strengthen innovation and learning at different levels, and for their participation in foresight studies to help navigate plausible futures. Delegates discussed five scientific challenges to be addressed through both research investments and by improving science-policy interfaces. © 2021

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Global Food Security. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Global Food Security, 30, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100554
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