Report: New Business Models in Food & Agriculture Could Add 80 Million Jobs

October 14, 2016

Companies could unlock $2.3 trillion a year in the food and agriculture sectors with an annual investment of $320 billion in sustainable business models by 2030, a seven-fold return on investment. This could also lead to more than 80 million jobs, according to a new report, “Valuing the SDG Prize in Food & Agriculture,” from the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. The release of the report coincides with World Food Day 2016 (October16).

The opportunities are broken down across 14 areas, including food waste, farming technology, low-income food markets, micro-irrigation, restoring land and forests, product reformulation, changing diets, aquaculture, reducing