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Shaping the Future of Global Food Systems - A Scenarios Analysis
Global population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and the current food system that is unfit to support that population is forcing global leaders to rethink what the future of global food systems will look like.
Deloitte and the World Economic Forum (WEF) analyzed how feeding this rapidly growing population nutritiously and sustainably will require substantial advancements to the global food system – one that must address a range of considerations from livelihoods for farmers to nutritious products for consumers, all while minimizing negative environmental impacts.
The research identifies the two most critical uncertainties that will shape the future of global food systems in 2030:
- Demand shift
- Market connectivity
These form the basis of four potential future scenarios, each of them presenting a unique set of opportunities and challenges:
- Survival of the Richest
- Unchecked Consumption
- Local is the New Global
- Open-source Sustainability