Driving growth and transformation across the food value chain

How we help clients

Agriculture Performance

We help leading agriculture and food companies navigate opportunities and the uncertainties driven by changing global consumer demand, shifting agricultural trends, and digital disruptions. We bring McKinsey’s expertise across the agriculture and food value chain to drive business performance and operational improvements, and help clients build capabilities to sustain industry-shaping transformations.

Agricultural Transformation

Global food and agriculture systems are in need of transformation—from malnourished populations to antiquated farming practices that are taking a toll on the environment. We help support agricultural transformations at the regional, national, and local levels by working alongside leaders in public, private, and social-sector organizations—creating alliances and partnerships with organizations to accelerate transformational impact.

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ACRE combines proprietary market outlooks, pricing data, and expert insights to help food companies, governments, investors, and agriculture players make better pricing, crop selection, and sales and marketing decisions.

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Investment opportunities

We have created a unique perspective on value-creation pools and investment opportunities in food and agriculture. We bring this perspective to our work with private-equity groups and financial investors—and to our work supporting industry players as they plan for strategic growth.

Raw-materials management

We help consumer-packaged-goods and processing companies improve performance within their raw-agricultural-materials procurement and risk-management functions.

Farm operations

Increasingly, we are developing approaches that help farm operators and land-holding management companies drive operational improvements.

Fresh-food supply chains

We use an end-to-end perspective on supply-chain management to help our clients reduce shrinkage and optimize the quality and cost of their fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Rural development

We help national governments and development partners in emerging economies develop their agriculture sectors, and we work with donor agencies and foundations that support rural agriculture.

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Successful agricultural transformations: Six core elements of planning and delivery

– How can countries increase their odds of a successful rural transformation?

From our blog

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A Japanese partner working to feed the world

– New partner Yuito Yamada receives a Trilateral Commission fellowship and a request to help world leaders address food-security... challenges.
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Food for thought

– The critical demand for food is creating opportunities for agricultural investment worldwide, and a keen appetite to improve productivity.

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