A global scan for the innovations needed to transform food systems in emerging markets by 2035 (Authored by Global Knowledge initiative and supported by RockerFeller Foundation)

The future of global food systems hinge on how we respond to the challenges of today and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. In its 2017 Scenarios Analysis on Shaping the Future of Global Food Systems, the World Economic Forum foreshadowed global food systems in 2030 teetering between unsustainable production and consumption and torn between isolationism and collaboration. Called to action by these scenarios, the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) and The Rockefeller Foundation endeavored to identify the top immediately investible and emerging innovations that will be catalytic in reducing post-harvest food loss (PHL) and transforming food systems in emerging markets within the next 20 years.  Thus, GKI conducted an Innovation Scan from April to October 2017 in its role as the Innovation Partner grantee for The Rockefeller Foundation s Yield Wise Initiative, a $130 million initiative to demonstrate 50% reduction in PHL in key value chains by 2030. This report is the culmination of this effort. Note:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. You are free to copy and redistribute this material in any medium or format but only under the following terms: Attribution You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Non Commercial You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No Derivatives    If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. This publication has been prepared solely for informational purposes, and has been prepared in good faith on the basis of information available at the date of publication through an expert-informed research process, the results of which have not been independently verified. Charts and graphs provided herein are for illustrative purposes only. Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax, or other advice nor is it to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. This publication should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities or to adopt any investment strategy. Download pdf

The future of global food systems hinge on how we respond to the challenges of today and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. In its 2017 Scenarios Analysis on Shaping the Future of Global Food Systems, the World Economic Forum foreshadowed global food systems in 2030 teetering between unsustainable production and consumption and torn between isolationism and collaboration. Called to action by these scenarios, the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) and The Rockefeller Foundation endeavored to identify the top immediately investible and emerging innovations that will be catalytic in reducing post-harvest food loss (PHL) and transforming food systems in emerging markets within the next 20 years.  Thus, GKI conducted an Innovation Scan from April to October 2017 in its role as the Innovation Partner grantee for

The Rockefeller Foundation s Yield Wise Initiative, a $130 million initiative to demonstrate 50% reduction in PHL in key value chains by 2030. This report is the culmination of this effort.

Note: 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. You are free to copy and redistribute this material in any medium or format but only under the following terms:

Attribution You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Non Commercial You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
No Derivatives    If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.


This publication has been prepared solely for informational purposes, and has been prepared in good faith on the basis of information

available at the date of publication through an expert-informed research process, the results of which have not been independently

verified. Charts and graphs provided herein are for illustrative purposes only. Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax, or other advice nor is it to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. This publication should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities or to adopt any investment strategy.

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