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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.

What s the next sweetener on the horizon?

A centre stage for food manufacturers to showcase their innovations in sugar reduction has been set by Public Health England (PHE) with its new guidelines to reduce sugar in food.

The European, the Middle East and African Oils & Fats Market for Food Applications, Forecast to 2021

This research study provides a detailed overview of the commodity and specialty cooking oils and fats market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The demand for oils and fats has increased in processed food, food service and home cooking usage in emerging country markets due to higher disposable…

Innovations in Microalgae, Antibiotics, Aquaculture, and Food Preservation

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in microalgae, antibiotics, aquaculture, and food preservation. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations on biofuel, protein production, and wastewater management.

The Industrial Bioprocessing…

Innovations in Meat Production, Probiotic Beer, Healthy Chocolate, and Plastic Production

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in meat production, probiotic beer, and healthy chocolate production. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations on plastic production from mushroom waste as well as the wine industry.

The Industrial…

North American Crop Protection Chemicals Market, Forecast to 2021

This research service identifies the major industry drivers and restraints as well as the regulatory, product, market, and technology trends in the crop protection chemicals market. Growth in the crop protection chemicals market is expected to be predominantly driven by increased adoption rates for…

Innovations in Biogas and Biodiesel

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biogas and biodiesel sectors. The TOE focusses on various technology innovations based on efficiency improvement and sustainability practices in the clean fuel sector.

The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision…

Breakthrough Technologies Enabling Food Safety in Dairy Industry

The dairy industry is intrinsically complex and multi functional. Dairy production contributes to sustainable agricultural development and food security across the globe. As a distinctive aspect in comparison with other food products, milk processing has a long tradition in several regions. There is…

Innovations in Agriculture, Sugar Production, Food Preservation and Packaging, and Bacterial Fermentation

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in agriculture, sugar production, food preservation and packaging. The TOE also focuses on technological innovations in natural and zero calorie sweeteners.

The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine…

Innovations in Food Safety, Milk Processing, Plastic Recycling, and Anti-wrinkle Technology

This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features features trends in milk processing and plastic recycling. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in food safety and anti-wrinkle technologies.

The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on…

Innovations in Food Packaging, Food Color, Gold Processing, and Coffee Supply Chain

This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in sustainable food packaging and natural food colors. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in gold processing, and efficient coffee supply chain solutions.

The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity…

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.