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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

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.


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.

Post Holdings Continues its Acquisition Route to Growth and is Set to Acquire Weetabix

The recent news on Post holdings Inc. acquiring Weetabix does not seem to be out of place, in terms of mergers and acquisitions in the food industry. There is continued expectation that the food industry will continue to get consolidated, as market participants across the supply chain try to meet…

Innovations in Food Safety Diagnostics, Food Packaging, Viticulture, and Bread Production

This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food safety and food packaging. The TOE also focusses on various technology innovations in viticulture, sugar, bread production, and edible water packaging.

The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE)…

Innovations in Sustainable Milk Production

This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in the milk production sector. The TOE also focusses on various technology innovations in the dairy industry. The TOE has special focus on sustainable practices in dairy industry across the world and provides insights on alternative…

North American Agricultural Biologicals Market, Forecast to 2022

The North American agricultural biologicals market has witnessed double-digit growth from 2012 to 2016 and will observe only slower growth from 2017 to 2022. Consisting of the biofertilizer, biostimulant, and biopesticide market segments, key growth factors driving the agricultural biologicals…

Innovations in Agriculture, Leather, Chocolate, and Tire Manufacturing Industry

This week's IBP TOE features trends and innovations in the agriculture sector. The TOE also focusses on various technology innovations in leather, chocolate, and tire manufacturing industry.

This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for treatment…

Global Antioxidants Market, Forecast to 2021

This research service identifies the regulatory, product, market, and technology trends as well as the major drivers and restraints in the global antioxidants market. The study focuses on different food end application segments (oils and fats, bakery and confectionery, meat and poultry, dairy, and…

Innovations in Biopackaging for Food and Beverage Industries

This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in producing biopackaging materials that are completely biodegradable. These non-toxic, non-hazardous, and plastic-free materials do not pollute landfills. The TOE edition also focuses on various technology innovations, which have…

Innovations in Plant-based Alternatives for Animal Protein

This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in plant-based meat substitutes. There is growing awareness amongst population for a healthy lifestyle and people are shifting to healthier vegetarian or vegan diet options. This has led to the development of meat alternatives…

Innovations in Coffee Production Technology

This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in coffee production technology. The TOE edition focuses on various technology innovations and provides important information to improve coffee quality and yield. It also provides intelligence on technologies producing…

Global Processed Food and Beverage Market Outlook, 2017

The global processed food and beverage market will undergo significant transformation over the next year due to the direct impact of key Mega Trends including the emergence of new business models that will transform food retail, the impact of changing socioeconomics, connected eating in the…

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.”