Scenario Planning and Changing Food Systems
The Consortium for Scenario Planning, in collaboration with the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, invites proposals for original tools that focus on applying scenario planning to enhance community food system resiliency.
Project communities may include regions where external forces such as climate change threaten the viability of agriculture; areas that support vital commercial agriculture; places with a healthy or limited local food supply; communities encouraging family or small-scale farming; or urban and rural areas that struggle with food accessibility.
Proposed projects should produce scenario planning guides, toolkits, or workshop models that practitioners and community leaders can use to support food systems planning processes. Successful applicants may receive commissions of up to $10,000.
Please send questions to Ryan Maye Handy, Planning Practice and Scenario Planning Policy Analyst.
- March 3, 2022: RFP announced
- March 23, 2022: RFP submission due at 11:59 p.m. EDT
- April 5, 2022: Selected applicants notified of award
- September 30, 2022: Progress report due
- June 1, 2023: Final deliverable due
The Consortium for Scenario Planning will evaluate proposals based on four equally weighted criteria:
- Relevance to scenario planning and the exploration of food systems’ future
- Quality of proposed approach and data sources
- Capacity, analytical and/or practice-based experience, and expertise of the team
- Potential impact and usefulness of the project for scenario planning practitioners