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Sustainability, Agricultural Development and the World’s Future Food Needs

8 October 2013 | Workshop Reports

Download PDF Lauren Power Research Manager Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme   Summary The final round of consultations hosted by Future Directions International’s Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme used the outcomes of previous roundtables to examine the issue of sustainability in farming systems and its importance in meeting future food needs....

Food and Water Insecurity: International Conflict Triggers & Potential Conflict Points

25 May 2012 | Workshop Reports

Download PDF Introduction FDI is to publish a Landmark Study on the potential nature and extent of global food and water crises between now and 2050. The study will seek to answer the following question: What is the extent of a possible global food and water crisis between now and 2050, how is it likely...

The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation in Solving Global Food Crises

2 February 2012 | Workshop Reports

Download PDF Purpose The fifth workshop series, hosted by Future Directions International’s Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme, examined the role of science, technology and innovation in averting any future food crises. In November 2011, meetings took place in Sydney, Canberra and Perth. The meetings sought to answer the following question: “What role can...

India’s Strategic Objectives in the Indian Ocean Region

20 October 2011 | Workshop Reports

Download PDF Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe FDI Senior Analyst   Summary India wishes to build and strengthen its global image, commensurate with its size, population and the strength of its economy.  It espouses the ideals of democracy, secularism and peaceful co-existence. These aspirations, however, are challenged by a range of factors: a large population; ethnic, religious and...

Strategic Objectives of the United States in the Indian Ocean Region

29 September 2011 | Workshop Reports

Download PDF Summary The strategic objectives of the United States in the Indian Ocean region reflect a paramount national objective that is underpinned by a broader foreign policy outlook. That outlook is, in turn, influenced by a number of core regional and country-specific objectives, by Washington’s perception of what might be threatening those objectives and...

Global Food Demand and Supply to 2050: Workshop Report

22 September 2011 | Workshop Reports

Download PDF Purpose The fourth roundtable series, hosted by Future Directions International’s Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme, examined the issue of global food supply to 2050. Meetings took place in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne in July 2011. The meetings sought to answer the following question: “What are the issues that the world faces...

China’s Strategic Objectives in the Indian Ocean Region

23 May 2011 | Workshop Reports

Download PDF Summary China’s strategic objectives in the Indian Ocean region undoubtedly reflect its broader foreign policy outlook. In turn, this outlook is influenced by its core interests, Beijing’s perception of what might be threatening those core interests and how it will seek to remove or reduce those threats. Paramount National Objective Maintaining the supremacy...

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

  • Strategic alerts are priority current intelligence items. We provide these alerts when events such as military deployments or foreign election results occur.

  • A 1500 to 3000 word, single topic assessment.

  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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