Crop: Non specified
Geographic scope: Global
Active Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Code D’ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico (with potential expansion in Brazil and Nicaragua)
Initiated in 2009
Initiated in 2009
The New Vision for Agriculture is a project under the World Economic Forum, which is an international organization aiming to improve nations through business, political, academic and other to shape agendas globally, regionally and industrially.
Members: Private sector (local and global traders, chemical producer companies, pharmaceutical companies, food processors, food companies, fertilizer products, biotech companies, banks, crop protection companies), Government (host governments), Donors (International Finance Corporation, The Rockefeller Foundation), Others (Consultants)
Lack of food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity.
The platform was created with 17 global companies, and has catalyzed multi-stakeholder partnerships globally, including two regional partnerships; Grow Africa and Grow Asia. Its aim is to tackle the current challenges of the global food system, due to more volatile food prices, high levels of poverty and hunger amongst farming communities, and unsustainable practices that can cause environmental challenges in the future. In order to address this, the global partner companies have contributed leadership and technical expertise towards the span of the full food chain.
Intentions and aspiration
Increase agricultural production by 20% each decade, reduce emissions per tonne of production by 20% each decade, and decrease the proportion of rural inhabitants living on less than $1.25 by 20% each decade.
Focusing on farmers, the platform intends to eliminate hunger and undernourishment. Their vision and mission is for the agricultural sector to deliver food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity in order to meet the world’s needs through a market-based, multi-stakeholder approach. This is done via 3 strategic ways:
- Facilitating leadership commitment,
- Supporting country transformation, and
- Promoting innovation.
Arrangements and capacitities
The platform is governed by 26 global partner companies in the whole value chain. The NVfA forms part of the System Initiatives, more specifically ‘Shaping the Future of Food Security and Agriculture’ of the World Economic Forum. To ensure communication, the platform organises several events yearly as well as provides a weekly Newsletter on updates of the Global Agenda.
Activities and outputs
The platform provides its members opportunities for interaction through:
- Leadership-level events (multi-stakeholder leadership-level events to build collaboration around shared goals),
- Multistakeholder Country Partnerships, and
- Knowledge and best practice exchange.
Monitoring and evaluation
NVfA ensures measurable indicators are used. Greater economic growth and opportunity is assed through rural income per capita, state of food security is monitored through global food production and malnutrition prevalence, and progress to environmental sustainability will be overlooked by green house gas emissions, waster used per tonne of agricultural production and watershed level impacts.