In a recent Alltech survey, agri-food leaders worldwide shared their optimism and commitment to collaboratively shaping a more sustainable food system. The Alltech Sustainability Insights report, released today, presents key findings from a comprehensive survey involving over 2,500 agri-food industry members and 26 interviews with industry leaders.
The survey, conducted in partnership with Opinions, an independent research agency in Ireland, focused on five key areas: challenges and opportunities, drivers and priorities, attitudes toward change, support and guidance, and financing sustainability. Notable findings include:
- Climate Change Concerns: While 80% acknowledge that climate change poses challenges to future food production, perspectives vary across regions. Despite the acknowledged crises, 85% express confidence in the food system’s ability to overcome these challenges.
- Need for Guidance: Nearly three-quarters of respondents feel the need for more guidance to enhance environmental sustainability, particularly among stakeholders in the latter stages of the value chain.
- Regulation and Financial Incentives: Respondents highlight the pressure of regulations across the supply chain and emphasize the need for financial incentives to drive change, with 66% agreeing that farmers need financial motivation.
- Importance of Innovation: A resounding 92% believe that technology and innovation are pivotal for achieving sustainable food systems, recognizing the necessity of technological advancements in addressing future challenges.
- Call for Collaboration: Almost unanimously, 93% of respondents emphasize the need for a collaborative effort across the entire value chain to create a better food system for the future.
Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO of Alltech, sees these findings as an opportunity for the industry to make positive impacts during extraordinary times. He envisions a future where shared goals, such as providing nutrition for all, revitalizing local economies, and replenishing natural resources, drive collaborative efforts.
Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is dedicated to delivering sustainable solutions for agriculture, backed by over 40 years of scientific research. The company’s global leadership in agriculture spans a diverse portfolio of products and services aimed at improving the health and performance of plants and animals.
As the world faces unprecedented challenges, Alltech believes in the transformative power of agriculture to shape a more sustainable planet. With over 5,000 team members across the globe, Alltech is committed to the mission of “Working Together for a Planet of Plenty.” For more information, visit alltech.com and join the conversation on social media platforms.