Agriculture

Helping agriculture and food companies and organizations navigate disruptive trends and technologies, including shaping the broader food system

We accelerate Change that Matters and deliver transformational impact for food and agriculture companies and organizations by driving efficiencies, fueling growth, shaping industries, and increasing organizational effectiveness. Our proprietary tools and digital and advanced analytics capabilities, combined with extensive experience are the cornerstones of the value we bring to our clients.

How we help clients

Agriculture Development & Food Security

We help to improve agri-food systems around the world by bringing innovative thinking, multi-disciplinary expertise, a nuanced understanding of the private sector, and world-class analytics.

Digital

We combine the power of our deep-domain expertise in agriculture with thousands of developers, engineers, data architects, and scientists across the technology spectrum.

Investment

We combine leading-edge investor insights honed by our private equity experts with agriculture-market insights and proprietary tools to help clients with their range of needs.

Marketing & Sales

Achieve commercial excellence through go-to-market strategy, pricing optimization, and sales execution.

Operations

We help clients improve efficiency and innovate for the future to produce quality products in a competitive way.

Organization

We help agriculture companies achieve the transformational change required to get ahead of shifting global consumer demand, evolving agricultural trends, and digital disruptions.

Strategy

We help agriculture companies navigate a future of uncertainty, stemming from evolving commodity markets, climate change, and the rise of digitization as a disruptive force.

Transformation

We create sustainable change for clients by combining proprietary tools and techniques with unmatched industry and functional knowledge.

Featured capabilities

ACRE

ACRE combines proprietary market outlooks, pricing data, and expert insights to help food companies, governments, investors, and agriculture players make better pricing, crop selection, and sales and marketing decisions.

McKinsey Center for Agricultural Transformation

The McKinsey Center for Agricultural Transformation helps reduce poverty, improve climate resilience, create jobs, improve nutrition, and foster economic growth through successful agricultural transformations.

What we do

We advise clients across the agricultural value chain on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

Investment opportunity identification

We have created a unique perspective on value-creation pools and investment opportunities in food and agriculture. We bring this perspective to our work with private-equity groups and financial investors—and to our work supporting industry players as they plan for strategic growth.

Raw-materials management

We help consumer-packaged-goods and processing companies improve performance within their raw-agricultural-materials procurement and risk-management functions.

Farm operations improvement

Increasingly, we are developing approaches that help farm operators and land-holding management companies drive operational improvements.

Fresh-food supply chain management

We use an end-to-end perspective on supply-chain management to help our clients reduce shrinkage and optimize the quality and cost of their fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Rural development

We help national governments and development partners in emerging economies develop their agriculture sectors, and we work with donor agencies and foundations that support rural agriculture.

Featured Insight

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Achieving optimal yields and efficiency in European meat processing

– Companies that have aggressively pursued automation have cut costs and waste, all while improving beef and pork quality.

About us

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