Put simply, the world needs more food. To support the expected world population of 2050, we will need to increase global agricultural production by 70 percent. Most agronomists say this increase will need to come from the Global South given its intersection of arable land, productivity, and demographics. Beyond food security, agriculture also drives development – agriculture today accounts for 10 percent of the global economic output and provides livelihoods for more than 2 billion people in low and middle-income countries.
We have worked on over 150 projects advocating, understanding, and helping solve problems facing agriculture actors at the international and local level.
Value chain analysis and sector landscaping to provide holistic, end-to-end analysis of agricultural outputs, including cash crops, staple foods, and livestock to uncover new opportunities.
Business model development and market-entry to establish inclusive supply chains, connect buyers and sellers of agricultural produce, and enable agricultural actors to enter new markets.
Innovative and inclusive agri-finance analysis to increase public and private investment to farmers, cooperatives, and processors and to design finance facilities that support these businesses.
Development of information and communications technology-based business models to extend digital financial and business services to remote farmers and processors, and to facilitate communication within and across agricultural value chains.
Human-centered design research to assess market demand and tailor products and services to consumer needs.
Monitoring and evaluation of programs and funds that support agriculture to ensure that ongoing and future projects impact everyone along the agricultural supply chain sustainably and equitably.
To learn more about our Agriculture and Food Security work, see our insights or contact:
Aly-Khan Jamal, London
Nneka Eze, Lagos