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Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth

One of the oldest industries must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand and several disruptive forces.
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Creating value in digital-farming solutions

– Many investments in digital farming have not fulfilled their full potential. What can companies do to improve returns?
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What’s next for the North American dairy industry?

– Five actions executives could take to navigate these difficult times.
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Unlocking the online retail opportunity with European farmers

– What can digital retailers in the agriculture sector do to encourage what could be a €10 billion market?
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US food supply chain: Disruptions and implications from COVID-19

– Changes in consumer behavior continue to ripple through the US food and agricultural supply chains. What should companies do... now?

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How the Iowa derecho has affected 2020 crops

– An estimated 3.1 million to 3.8 million acres of corn and soybeans have been damaged.
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Needle in a haystack: Patents that inspire agricultural innovation

– An enhanced patent-review strategy could boost innovation capabilities for agricultural-input companies.
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Brazilian farmers approach to digital: Tapping into farmer mindsets

– McKinsey recently interviewed more than 750 Brazilian farmers in 11 states about their views on the use of digital technologies in agriculture and to better understand the farmer decision journey.

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Climate Change

Earth's changing climate has big implications for citizens, businesses, and policy makers. This collection draws together articles... and reports on physical climate risk, sustainability, the energy transition, and approaches to face up to the challenges brought on by climate change.
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Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis

Insights on how organizations can respond, and what happens next
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Food security

This collection of articles and multimedia draws together McKinsey’s thinking on food security. As the COVID-19 pandemic... continues to affect access to food for many, what can food banks, distribution partners, philanthropic foundations, and the private sector do to increase resilience and ensure that people across North America have reliable access to nutritious meals?

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The 21st-century cement plant: Greener and more connected

– The cement plant of the future will embrace digitization and sustainability trends to earn a competitive advantage and build resilience.
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Brazilian farmers’ approach to digital: Embracing digital

– McKinsey recently interviewed more than 750 Brazilian farmers in 11 states about their views on the use of digital technologies... in agriculture and to better understand the farmer decision journey.
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Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

– The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in... creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Programming life: An interview with Jennifer Doudna

– The co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 speaks with partner Michael Chui about how genetics technology can expand coronavirus testing... and what the future holds for the Bio Revolution.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Feeding the world sustainably

– Green technologies, biotech advances, and artificial intelligence could help tame agricultural emissions and waste, while safeguarding... ocean resources.
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Amid volatile commodity prices, beware of cognitive bias

– Advanced analytics can help overcome cognitive biases that can lead managers to make irrational risk-management decisions.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

How will African farmers adjust to changing patterns of precipitation?

– Agriculture is critical to Africa’s growth and development, but climate change could destabilize local markets, curb economic... growth, and heighten risk for agricultural investors.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Will the world’s breadbaskets become less reliable?

– The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing vulnerabilities in the global food system which could be compounded by climate change risks.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Reimagining the post-pandemic organization

– The organization of the future is taking shape in the moves that companies are making now. Here’s what’s changing—and why some... companies say they won’t go back.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

– Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change... to pandemics.
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Agriculture supply-chain optimization and value creation

– Digital and analytics technologies offer a way to create value by optimizing the supply chain in agriculture.
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