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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 agriculture and nutrition markets that make up the entire agriculture and nutrition value chain. We help our clients identify the key challenges facing the agriculture and nutrition 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 Agriculture & Nutrition 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

Arun.jpgArun Ramesh

Team Lead

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 Dairy Business Management, Food Safety Detection, Biopesticides, and Nutraceuticals

This edition of the Industrial Bio processing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) features trends and innovations in dairy management for livestock and fog harvesting technology for generation of drinking water. The TOE focuses on the development of environment friendly alternatives for the…

Breakthrough Sensor Innovations in Food and Beverage Sector

Smart sensors transform conventional industrial machines into connected industrial machines by connecting the device to the Internet. Connected industrial machines integrated with smart sensors are smart electronic devices, which can be remotely retrieved, observed, and measured using personal…

Disruptive Innovations in Natural Colors

Consumer demand for naturally derived ingredients and raw materials have led to the increasing demand for natural colors in various industries, the foremost being the food and beverage (F&B) industry. Currently, a major trend in the industry is the clean label trend that is being actively…

Micro- and Nano- encapsulation: Technology Impact Analysis

Encapsulation is used to preserve/protect various substances within another material at microscale sizes (microencapsulation) and at nanoscale sizes (nanoencapsulation). The material encapsulated is referred to as the core whereas the encapsulates is referred to as the shell . The core material…

Innovations in Production of Animal-free diary Products and Low-calorie Chocolates, Detection of Pathogens, Livestock Protection, and Synthetic Designing of Antimicrobial Peptides

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in animal-free diary products and low-calorie chocolates. The TOE also focuses on the development of cellular technology for detection of pathogens. Additionally, the TOE talks about innovative livestock protection and…

ASEAN Aquaculture Market, Forecast to 2022

This study provides an analysis of sustainability in the ASEAN aquaculture industry, with a specific focus on the current status of the three leading producers in the region Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand. Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world, fuelled by…

Global Food and Beverages Processing and Packaging Equipment Market, Forecast to 2022

There is a growing demand for food products globally due to several factors. These include: population growth, increasing disposable income, and rising awareness on health and wellness among older and younger populations. These factors have not only contributed to the greater need for processing and…

Emerging Protein Sources for Fish Feed

This edition of Future Tech TOE covers emerging alternative protein sources for fish feed. The challenge facing the aquaculture industry is to identify economically viable and environmentally friendly alternatives to fish meal and fish oil on which many present aquafeeds are largely based. With wild…

Recent Developments in Aquaponics, Nutritive Supplements, Carbon Capture, and Biobricks

This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in aquaponics, nutritive supplements, carbon capture, and biobricks. The TOE also focuses on the development of various innovative and sustainable processes that utilize sustainable sources for producing aqua-based…

Global Fermentation-derived Ingredients in Human and Animal Nutrition Market, Forecast to 2022

The study assesses growth opportunities for fermentation-derived ingredients in human and animal nutrition. Among the five broad ingredient categories organic acids, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins/carotenoids and xanthan amino acid and enzymes are expected to dominate the total fermentation-derived…

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 Agriculture & Nutrition 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.