Agribusiness

Publications

A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045

IPES-Food and the ETC Group map out two very different futures for food systems, people and planet. What do the next 25 years look like under 'agribusiness-as-usual'? Food systems in the hands of data platforms and e-commerce giants? Or do civil society and social movements reclaim the initiative? We imagine what a 'Long Food Movement' could achieve by 2045 if these movements succeed in collaborating more closely than ever.

Read the Full Report (EN) | FAQs (EN)
Read the Executive Summary (ENFRES

Money Flows: what is holding back investment in agroecological research for Africa?

In collaboration with Biovision and IDS, IPES-Food analyses the financial flows in food system research that go to sub-Saharan Africa. Our new data shows that only a fraction of agricultural research funding in Africa is being used to move food and farming systems towards greater sustainability.

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Read the Executive Summary (ENFRESDE

COVID-19 and the Crisis in Food Systems

What are the impacts of COVID-19 on food systems? Why are we in the midst of this perfect storm? What can be done immediately to avert more damage to society and the economy? And what are the structural changes we now need to protect people and planet?

Read the Special Report (ENFRES)

October 2017 | Agribusiness

Too big to feed: Exploring the impacts of mega-mergers, consolidation and concentration of power in the agri-food sector

This report assesses the current state of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity across the food system, and identifies the risks arising from unprecedented consolidation at every node of the agri-food chain.  

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Read the short version (ENES)
Read the executive summary (EN)

October 2017

Open letter to the European Commission re. Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Open letter from IPES-Food to Commissioner Vestager concerning Bayer AG's acquisition of Monsanto  (case M.8084 notified to the Commission on 30 June 2017 under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings).

Read the letter (EN)

September 2018

Too Big To Feed - Short Report

prepared by ETC Group

The 'Too Big to Feed Short Report' was developed by ETC Group, in partnership with IPES-Food. It summarizes the full report Too Big to Feed, published by IPES-Food in October 2017. The full report includes additional data and a more detailed analysis on the impact of the consolidation of the agri-food sector. 

Read the shorter report (ENES)