GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Science, Technology and Innovation Drivers


Introduction (excerpt)

This short report is a summary and selection of science, technology and innovation topics that can be major drivers or at least driving forces for the developments in agriculture during the next 10 to 20 years. This was the task given to the SCAR expert group. The author is aware that in the limited time given, only an overview can be provided and single items, technologies or innovations may be missing because they do not fulfil the criteria given or were not mentioned in the foresight surveys or technology platforms that were the major sources of search (see below). Accordingly, the criteria for the selection of the science, technology and innovation topics as “Major Driving Forces” were:

1. The theme is assessed as relevant (importance).
2. The topic is realistic.
3. The theme might be realised or used during the next 10 to 20 years.
4. The topic is related to agriculture (including forestry) and is assumed to have an impact on agriculture