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Agriculture sector: Preparing for disruption in the food value chain

Four trends could profoundly influence the direction of the agriculture industry. Stakeholders, from farmers to governments, must take account of them in their planning.
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.
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Reducing agriculture emissions through improved farming practices

– A marginal abatement cost curve offers a perspective on how 25 proven GHG-efficient farming technologies and practices could reduce... emissions by about 20 percent by 2050.
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Food security and the coronavirus crisis: A view from Feeding America’s COO

– Katie Fitzgerald discusses the efforts of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, to obtain and distribute food... amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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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Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

– For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help... you respond effectively.
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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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Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time

– We must solve for the virus and the economy. It starts with battling the virus.
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Disruption in the dairy aisle

– How to win in a changing marketplace
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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.
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How to incentivize food systems to meet the realities of the 21st century

– Today’s food systems don’t address the needs of people or the planet. New research from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey... lays out a road map to create the needed incentives.
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Precision fisheries: Navigating a sea of troubles with advanced analytics

– Advanced analytics may help struggling fisheries thrive while simultaneously protecting endangered ocean resources.
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The Next Normal – The future of food: Meatless?

Plant-based “meat” is all the rage. But is it a lasting trend or just a fad? Industry experts weigh in on the future... of meat and protein consumption.
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Alternative proteins and the future of meat

– Four McKinsey experts share what they see—and foresee—in the evolving meat and protein market.
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Small plant, big protein

– Could a tiny aquatic vegetable become the primary source of protein for millions of people worldwide? An Israeli start-up believes... so.
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