Focus Topic 2021/2022

Sustainable Food Future(s) 2040

The Foresight team developed a holistic outlook on the future of the global food value chain and derived new innovation opportunities for a sustainable food production.

Feeding the world's population is one of the great challenges of our time. A challenge that will become even greater in the future: Population growth, malnutrition, climate change, unsustainable farming practices and the rising meat consumption in Asia and Africa are just a few examples of trends that lead to one conclusion: To feed the world sustainably and end world hunger, the food value chain must be transformed.

Therefore, the Foresight focus topic had to create a holistic perspective on the global food value chain beyond chemistry. In collaboration with both internal and external experts, the Foresight team conducted a structured future analysis of the entire food value chain. Based on a systematic review of the trends and technologies driving change along the food value chain, the project identified promising innovation search and derived potential medium- to long-term business opportunities for Evonik.