Impression 2022

F&A Next 2022 | Transforming Global Food Systems

On 18 and 19 May, we had the honor of welcoming you both in person as online for the seventh edition of F&A Next. The F&A Community was able to reconnect in Wageningen with a total of 674 leading startups, scale-ups, investors, corporates and other agrifoodtech enthusiasts from 44 countries. Over 3,000 messages were send and 900 appointments were made via our digital network tool.

In our 7th edition, we zoomed in on the Transformation of Global Food Systems. The urgency to radically transform our food chain grows. Capital investment in food & ag is growing at an unprecedented rate. But are investments in technology and innovative business models contributing to a more sustainable food production? What is still needed to meet the SDGs in 2030?

We’ve had many inspiring speakers, great panel discussions and, of course, the 12 Next Heroes in Food & AgTech 2022 pitching on stage. Special topics included the role of impact investors, the need for regenerative farming, the future of proteins, food & ag innovation in emerging markets and changing consumer preferences. F&A Next and Agfunder will also present the annual European Investment Report, the most comprehensive foodtech and agtech investment research out there.

Whether you want to relive the moment, or see what you may have missed, below you will find some highlights and impressions of the event.

Video impression of F&A Next 2022

Who attended F&A Next 2022?

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European Agrifoodtech Investment Report 2022

For our fifth executive time, F&A Next collaborated with Agfunder to bring forward an overview of the European investments made in the past year. What’s the status of European AgriFoodTech investments? In brief: Global agrifoodtech investing nearly doubled in 2021. In Europe, it nearly tripled increasing from $3.4bn in 2020 to $9bn. Europe accounted for 19% of global agrifoodtech investments, up from just 10% in 2020.

Time to find out more. Read the report summary by Agfundernews and/or download your free copy of the Europe Agrifoodtech Investments Report 2022.

F&A Next 2022 News

Event articles

Short interviews

During and after the event we asked a few people about their thoughts on this year’s edition of F&A Next and the development of sustainable innovation in the food & ag industry.

Tony Fadell, Founder & Principal of Future Shape, and ‘father of iPod and iPhone’

Marjolein Brasz, Managing Director of Foodvalley NL, and ecosystem partner of F&A Next

Adam Anders, Managing Director of Anterra Capital, and co-founder of F&A Next

Yoni Glickman, Managing Director of FoodSparks by PeakBridge

Photos

Photographer: Jonne Seijdel