Through the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), an Inventory of Forward Thinking in Agriculture and Rural Development by means of electronic media is now being launched.This inventory aims to identify and record forward-thinking activities that have been developed, in a systematic and documented way, on issues related to agriculture, rural development and farming systems for the next 10-20 years.This inventory should help identify a) individuals and organizations that are or have recently been engaged in such forward-thinking activities and b) what future scenarios were envisaged.The survey is open to anyone who has engaged in this type of activity over the past 5 years. It is produced in 7 languages to provide an opportunity for more people to participate. The objectives of this inventory are to inform:
- whether and how these activities have helped to change the research and innovation in agriculture and rural development
- what the major challenges are for the future.