An Investor’s Guide to AgTech & Food Innovation
The global food system is under immense pressure due to three overarching trends:
- Population Growth
This naturally leads to an increasing demand for food. By 2060, the UN expects the global population to reach 10 billion people.
- Limited Capacity of Existing Agriculture
Existing farming methods are very resource intensive and production has already been pushed to the brink. The UN predicts that by 2050, food production will need to increase by 70%.
- Unsustainable Consumption
The world is consuming unsustainable amounts of food, particularly in terms of meat. While livestock accounts for 80% of agricultural land, it supplies just 18% of the global calorie supply.