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Position your company today to address the challenges of feeding the world tomorrow.

agriculture-nutrition2.jpgFrom farm to fork, the Visionary Science's Agriculture & Nutrition Research Program monitors a wide array of individual food and agriculture markets that make up the entire food and agriculture value chain. We help our clients identify the key challenges facing the food and agricultural industry sector in order to be successful in this market space today and tomorrow.

More specifically, we help our clients understand the future of the global socioeconomic environment and the impact on the total demand, and regional distribution of demand, for agriculture products.

The overarching mission of Frost & Sullivan's Food & Agricultural practice is to provide continuous cutting-edge strategic market insights on the global food and beverage value chain in order to provide our client's the information it needs to make more-informed and less-uncertain business decisions, whether it is to take advantage of an opportunity or to guard against a potential threat.

Meet the Team

Chris-Shanahan.jpgChristopher Shanahan

Global Program Manager

Natasha.jpgNatasha D'Costa

Associate Director

Tosin-Jack.jpgTosin Jack

Senior Industry Analyst

There is a significant and growing need in the agriculture and nutrition industry sector to adopt new tools, knowledge, and processes that helps them meet the needs of a growing number of consumers with increasingly stricter green, safe, healthy, and ethical requirements and given increasingly constrained natural resources. These tools, knowledge, and processes includes a wide set of goods and services from many food and agricultural markets and enabling industries such  as automation, precision measurements and sensors, bio-based agrochemicals, seeds and traits that are ethically produced and cultivated free from undesired qualities, new retail business models, and even food supplement markets.

Companies that have a truly global market and product strategy, a focus on health and wellness, and adopt an environmentally- and socially-responsible sustainability agriculture and nutrition strategy will come out on top and be the global leaders of the agriculture and nutrition industries in the future.

Innovations in Water Reservoir Covers, Particulate Air Pollution Management, Flavor Masking, Non-toxic fertilizers, Crop Protection, and Dairy Farm Management

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in water reservoir covers, non-toxic fertilizers, crop protection substances, and dairy farm management. This TOE also focuses on unique bitter taste masking substances, and methods for particulate air pollution…

Nanoemulsions in Drug Delivery, Food and Beverages, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Nanoemulsions have a high potential for development and adoption in the next 2 or 3 years as the delivery vehicle has a number of stakeholder initiatives focused on commercializing new technology innovations. The top markets to focus on in the short term are drug delivery, food and beverages, and…

Antimicrobial Technologies for Enhanced Consumer Health

Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) continues to be a significant global concern, hence there is growing research for developing new antimicrobial platforms that can significantly decrease the risk of microbial infections. While metallic ions continue to be one of the most potent antimicrobial…

Innovations in Cocoa Production, Aqua-farming High Nutrition Food Production, Infant Formulas, and Stevia Taster

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food and food ingredient production. The TOE focuses on innovations such as lowering sodium content in cocoa, cellular agriculture for sustainable sea food, and sustainable and scalable Mankai plant farming for high…

Innovations in Food Preservation and Food Processing

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food processing and preservation. The TOE focuses on the development of various innovative films and coatings, and food adulteration detection techniques aimed to prevent contamination of food and improve its shelf…

Global Animal Feed Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Market, Forecast to 2021

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) are essential nutrients but are not normally produced by animals in any significant quantity. Adding DHA + EPA to animal feed helps to enhance fertility, enhance sperm count, enhance the viability of young, improve skin conditions, improve…

Global Animal Feed Probiotic Market, Forecast to 2022

Probiotics are playing an increasingly important role in the animal feed industry. The use of probiotics improves animal health as well as increases nutrient utilization from the feed. Probiotics have been scientifically proven to offer benefits in improving the composition and balance of the…

Advances of Nanotechnology in Food Dyeing, Construction, Paper Strength Enhancement, Thermal Energy Storage, and Healthcare

This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations in cancer treatment, food dyeing, construction, paper strength enhancement, and thermal energy storage. In thermal energy storage, an innovative phase changing nanofluid has been described that can act as a wonderful tool for thermal energy management.…

Global Animal Feed Protein Market, Forecast to 2022

The global animal feed protein market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 2.2% during the forecast period of 2016 and 2022. The overall growth will be primarily driven by the increased awareness of nutritional benefits of using protein and other micro ingredients in the formulation of animal feed.…

The Economic Benefits of Using Lutein and Zeaxanthin Food Supplements in the European Union

The objective of the Economic Benefits of Using Lutein and Zeaxanthin Food Supplements in the European Union study (link below) is to determine whether health cost savings could be realised, in the form of avoided healthcare-related expenditures, from the use of lutein and zeaxanthin supplement.

Frost & Sullivan's Agriculture & Nutrition Research Team can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organisation to highlight the emerging trends in food, agriculture, and nutrition, and identify the impact to your organisation. This is flexible around your needs, where we can attend your strategy day or workshop as an external expert keynote speaker, through to full facilitation of a workshop to ensure your delegates are fully engaged with food, agriculture, and nutrition opportunities and their relevance to their department. Full written follow-up reports and actionable strategies are provided thereafter.

“Frost & Sullivan executed our order for a global market analysis in an excellent way. Regular phone and face to face consultations provided us within the predetermined time period and an estimated cost frame with data which enabled us to start a new significant project development in our company.”


Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Agriculture & Nutrition research and consulting includes work in the following strategic and operational areas.

Nutritional & Functional Ingredients

Nutritional-&-Functional-In.gifFrom vitamin A to zinc, and all of the specialty health ingredients between, our research team is world renown for having a clear view of the Nutritional & Functional Ingredients opportunity space.

Preservation, Sensory & Textural Ingredients

Preservation-Sensory-Textur.gifThe look, the feel, and stability of all of the processed food and beverages we eat would be a whole lot different if it wasn’t for key specialty ingredients tracked by our research team.

Enabling Food & Agriculture Technologies

Enabling-Food-Agriculture-T.gifThe agricultural and nutrition value chain faces significant industry challenges as it aims to feed the world, and requires enabling technologies and services to ensure the value chain sustainability for years to come.


Agrochemicals.gifToday's global food and agricultural system is increasingly reliant on using mission critical chemicals and materials in order to protect crops from damaging agents and enhance its yield. Key markets covered in this track include fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, seed dressers, plant health ingredients, and plant protection agents.

Animal Feed Ingredients

Animal-Feed-Ingredients.gifAnimals have many of the same nutritional needs as humans, plus special needs that optimizes animal growth, production performance, and product quality.