The New Vision for Agriculture, defined by World Economic Forum partners in 2009, holds that to meet the world’s needs, sustainable agriculture must simultaneously deliver food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity. Achieving those goals requires a transformation of the agriculture sector, leveraging market-based approaches through a coordinated effort by all stakeholders, including farmers, government, civil society and the private sector.
The key success factors of agriculture-sector transformation at the national level include setting the right direction through effective leadership, strategy and investment models, and scaling the transformation through finance, infrastructure, institutions and monitoring.
The World Economic Forum's New Vision for Agriculture initiative engages over 650 organizations to strengthen collaboration among relevant stakeholders. At a global level, it has partnered with the G7 and G20, facilitating informal leadership dialogue and collaboration. At the regional and country level, it has catalyzed multi-stakeholder partnerships in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, including Grow Asia. Together, these efforts have mobilized over 100 value-chain partnerships.
The World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture initiative supports national and regional partnership platforms engaging 16 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. These partnerships are:
Country-led, driven by local stakeholders in partnership with global organizations
Multi-stakeholder, engaging government, private sector, international organizations, civil society, farmers' associations and others
Market-based, focusing on catalyzing and expanding sustainable, inclusive investments and market-based activity
Aligned with national plans, regional strategies and global goals