shiftN has been invited by Foresight, Department of Universities, Innovation and Skills, UK Government, to work on their new international project on the Future of Food and Farming. The lead question is “How to feed 9 billion people on this planet in 2050”. The project is an a very early phase and our contribution is aimed at providing a systemic background to an inital scoping of the subject area. We will predominantly work with the project’s multidisciplinary group of lead experts. This project fits very well with our extensive portfolio of food and agriculture-oriented assignments. There is also a interesting overlap with the work we are currently doing on another Foresight project focusing on UK Land Use Futures. We look forward to contributing to this vital issue.