How will we feed 9 billion people by 2050? At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, we are discussing how business leaders can help meet this challenge by advancing a "New Vision for Agriculture" that will deliver economic growth, food secur
Today, we are launching a new report, Putting the New Vision for Agriculture into Action, outlining the key steps required to achieve an ambitious, lasting transformation in agriculture – in specific countries and worldwide.
A true transformation in global agriculture could reinvigorate rural economies, providing sustainable livelihoods for several hundred million smallholder farmers and a resilient source of economic growth for countries around the globe.
That is why 26 global Partner companies of the World Economic Forum have joined with governments, international organizations, farmer leaders, civil society representatives and experts to develop a new approach to agricultural growth.
We are working with this diverse, rapidly-growing network of leaders to develop new ways of collaborating to reach shared goals for progress in agriculture.
Through partnerships we have facilitated in Asia, Africa and Latin America, stakeholders from all sectors are working together in new ways – sharing best practices and lessons learned, and aligning efforts and investments to boost sustainable growth.
To understand what it takes for a country to transform its agriculture sector, we can look to experiences around the world, which point to six key elements of success in a large-scale transformation effort. These include:
- Leadership and alignment of stakeholders around shared goals