Valuing the SDG Prize in Food and Agriculture

Prepared by AlphaBeta for the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, October 2016

The food system to 2030 is faced with a number of challenges related to innovation, demand, supply and regulation. A step change in innovation is needed to meet future demand, given that growth rates in agricultural yields have been declining and are currently below world population growth, and with crop yields approaching theoretical maximums in developed countries.

Press Release  |  Business and Sustainable Development Commission Report

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The report has been covered widely in the media, including:

A Sustainable Food System Could Be a Trillion-Dollar Global Windfall, Huffington Post, 21 October 2016

Eyes on the $2.3 Trillion Prize: Will the Food Industry Tap into the SDG’s Business Opportunities?, Environmental Leader, 13 October 2016

Big far opportunities seen for business in 2030 UN goals, Reuters Africa, 13 October 2016

Insight: Food – Sustainable Food System Could be Worth $2.3 Trillion, Bloomberg Briefs, 20 October 2016

Real business opportunity in agriculture… can be generator of jobs in India, The Times of India, 31 October 2016