GCARD2. Foresight Guiding Research and Innovation at Global Level. Section F2.2 of the report on The state of foresight in food and agriculture and the roads toward improvement

The GCARD2 F2 session on “Foresight Guiding Research and Innovation” has two sessions running in parallel. Session F2.1 is dedicated to the regional and sub-regional levels. Session F2.2 is focusing on foresight at the global level. This document provides information that is relevant for the discussions during the session; based on the analysis of the global foresight works as mentioned in the inventory.

DURAS Project: Innovative partnerships for sustainable development

The DURAS Project, which ran from 2004 to 2008, established a truly pioneering means of integrating innovation from science with that from communities themselves. At the heart of DURAS has been its innovative competitive grants system. Following an original selection and evaluation process that placed a premium on multi-stakeholder partnerships, 12 projects were funded in Africa and Asia over a period of three years, each involving an array of disciplines and partners.