Helping clients thrive in ever-changing global markets
How we help clients
We help leading agriculture and food companies navigate opportunities and the uncertainties driven by changing global consumer demand, shifting agricultural trends, and digital disruptions. We bring McKinsey’s expertise across the agriculture and food value chain to drive business performance and operational improvements, and help clients build capabilities to sustain industry-shaping transformations.
Global food and agriculture systems are in need of transformation—from malnourished populations to antiquated farming practices that are taking a toll on the environment. We help support agricultural transformations at the regional, national, and local levels by working alongside leaders in public, private, and social-sector organizations—creating alliances and partnerships with organizations to accelerate transformational impact.
ACRE combines proprietary market outlooks, pricing data, and expert insights to help food companies, governments, investors, and agriculture players make better pricing, crop selection, and sales and marketing decisions.
We have created a unique perspective on value-creation pools and investment opportunities in food and agriculture. We bring this perspective to our work with private-equity groups and financial investors—and to our work supporting industry players as they plan for strategic growth.
We help consumer-packaged-goods and processing companies improve performance within their raw-agricultural-materials procurement and risk-management functions.
Increasingly, we are developing approaches that help farm operators and land-holding management companies drive operational improvements.
April 2019 – US farmers are under increasing economic pressure. A recent McKinsey survey explores how this will affect their spending on agricultural inputs.