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AgriFood

 
 
 
 

From farm to fork, RIG’s AgriFood practice helps clients in the Agritech and Foodtech sectors bring ground-breaking innovations to market.

Agriculture is the world’s oldest and most essential industry. But today it is facing challenges from all directions: feeding a growing global population, lowering carbon footprint and reducing food waste, optimizing land use and improving biodiversity, and producing healthier or innovative food. 

Together with related emissions from changing land use and deforestation, agriculture accounts for around 30% of GHG emissions globally. With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, the agricultural sector needs to do more with less.

Despite the challenges it faces, agriculture has long been a home for the world’s most important innovations: from the Neolithic Revolution through the Green Revolution of the 1950s and 60s which brought the widespread adoption of fertiliser, high yield crop development and mechanisation.

With the development of technologies within spaces such as vertical farming, cellular agriculture, improved gene editing and artificial intelligence, we are in a position to enable a much needed “Fourth Revolution” in agriculture, a revolution that will feed more people whilst doing less damage to the planet.

 
 
 
 

Rapid Innovation Group’s AgriFood practice was founded to enable technologies that will bring about agriculture’s Fourth Revolution:

‘Doing more with less’, with a focus on efficiency and precision in resource use, alternative land use, food waste reduction and new meat, fish and dairy products 

Creating better, healthier food and ecosystems, through controlled environment agriculture, agrochemical and antibiotic alternatives and soil improvement

Maximizing on 21st century enabling technologies, including but not limited to innovations around novel crop and animal traits, food safety and traceability and food as medicine.

In partnership with our clients, the AgriFood team works to overcome challenges inherent in commercialising early-stage ventures, including first market prioritisation, the development of a Go-to-Market strategy, business model definition, technology value analysis and engineering value-inflecting first deals, as well as investor readiness and fundraising.