F&A Next connects food and agriculture startups to investors, serving as a springboard to greater innovation and a better deal for all
We are all aware of the challenges this world faces as we look to increase food production by 60% to feed a world population of nine billion in 2050. At the same time, the public expects healthy, safe and affordable food, and demand is being further influenced by urbanisation and changes to consumer behaviour.
These are exciting days then for the agri-food sector as we make the fundamental changes required to • Increase the availability of sustainable food • Improve access to food in emerging markets • Enhance yields to grow production and meet future demands • Reduce supply chain losses and waste. The EU has allocated a budget of €4 billion to innovation in food, agriculture and related domains to contribute to solving these challenges. Startups will play a vital role in making sure that this money is well spent. The F&A Next platform will give via yearly events the new companies with international potential access to top investors and financial growth capital.