Wageningen Food Views: insights in future scenarios, opportunities and risks

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Wageningen Food Views

Wageningen Food Views empowers you in your strategic decision-making with easy to understand visual scenario outcomes and offer clear insights in future opportunities and threats for your business.

Comprehensible maps

This unique and innovative tool enables businesses and (local) governments to access vast amounts of global agricultural data and make use of the outcomes of a variety of scenarios with our predictive models. We do so on a wide range of topics varying from social and environmental sustainability, from changing consumer behaviour to market developments, as well as short supply chains and food security in metropoles around the world. We study the effects of different climate and socio-economic scenarios on a global and local scale, present the outcomes and options in comprehensible maps and include risk and opportunity options.

Explore, prepare and improve

With Wageningen Food Views, you can explore your options, then prepare and improve your long-term strategic market and investment decisions, based on scientific insights. With our sound and robust visualisations and analyses of future opportunities and threats, Wageningen Food Views can be your reliable, independent and valuable sparring partner.

What would you like to explore?

Improving food security in emerging cities

We are currently facing the challenge to improve the food security and access to healthier diets, in a rapidly urbanising world with changing lifestyles that meet environmental constraints. We provide insight in the status of food security of the 800 largest metropoles.

Our approach of Food Systems Analysis builds on understanding the structure and dynamics of agro-food production systems, the drivers for integrated food value chains and markets, and key incentives for supporting healthier consumer choices.

Wageningen Food Views supports national governments and city councils in developing food policy and regulations in order to monitor and improve the food security of their population. In addition, it also provides international institutions, financers and NGOs dynamic insights in where to invest to strengthen the food security as well as on trade-offs between efficient food production, sustainability and healthy diets.

Image: Food security of 850 cities across the world compared
Image: Food security of 850 cities across the world compared

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Discovering human rights risks and developments

International social pressure is increasing to improve transparency on human rights in international food chains, to better understanding its risks and root causes, and to effectively improve these rights. We provide current and future risk indications, a monitoring tool and have the expertise to develop improvement strategies tailored to your supply chains.

This supports direct and indirect buyers of agri products to pro-actively work on improving human rights, which is a key condition for long-term, sustainable food chains. Also, Wageningen Food Views supports governments, international institutions and NGOs in better understanding the hotspots when developing new policies or interventions.

Image: Risk of child labour in cocoa production in Ivory Coast, Ghana
Image: Risk of child labour in cocoa production in Ivory Coast, Ghana

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Tackling climate impact on food chains

The physical impacts of climate change will test the resilience of many food chains, in particular agri production areas. We provide insights in the current effects and future years scenarios on different continents. Wageningen Food Views enables climate risk prioritisation, while we also have the expertise to develop improvement and collaboration options.

This supports direct and indirect buyers of agri products to integrate climate impact in procurement and business planning. Also, Wageningen Food Views supports governments, financiers, international institutions and NGOs in better understanding climate risks and adaptation options for specific agri products and regions around the world.

Image: Climate opportunities and risks for coffee production in Ethiopia
Image: Climate opportunities and risks for coffee production in Ethiopia

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Uncovering future protein landscapes

The global protein landscape is rapidly changing due to a worldwide growth in demand for meat substitutes (+ 12% CAGR) and plant-based milk (+14% CAGR). We provide opportunity scans based on regional demand forecasts and raw materials production opportunities, and have the expertise on how to to develop effective local supply chains.

This supports commercial departments of food industries, commercial banks and investors throughout the agro-food value chain to indicate market and production opportunities worldwide. Wageningen Food Views also supports governments, international institutions and NGO’s in developing local food policies around the world.

Image: Sourcing potential for proteins by precision fermentation in Northern Africa
Image: Sourcing potential for proteins by precision fermentation in Northern Africa

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Shifting global consumer preferences

There is an increasing need to understand changing consumer behaviour on a global level for effective consumer campaigns. Available data is often outdated and of poor quality. We provide innovative methods to collect data from multiple sources and use state of the art data science techniques indicating demand potential for your consumer products.

This supports commercial and marketing departments of food traders and industries throughout the agro-food value chain to indicate market opportunities worldwide. Wageningen Food Views also supports governments, international institutions and NGO’s in understanding local food systems when developing interventions and food policies.

Image: Onion marketing strategies in West Africa
Image: Onion marketing strategies in West Africa

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Adopting novel farming techniques & farm inputs

The adoption of new farming techniques, quality seeds (F1) and fertilisers can combat negative impacts of climate change on agricultural production and meet the growing demands for sustainable farm practices. Wageningen Food Views improves decision-making, productivity and incomes of farmers worldwide. We provide opportunity scans for sustainable use of inputs and IPM principles on national, regional and metropole level.

This supports suppliers of farm inputs, farming and greenhouse techniques and equipment of farm inputs with market opportunities. Wageningen Food Views also supports governments, international institutions and NGOs in strengthening local food policies with programmes focussed on improved sustainable productivity.

Image: Opportunities in sorghum logistics
Image: Opportunities in sorghum logistics

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