FSG documents the rapid changes underway in agrifood systems, from farm to fork. Key drivers of this transformation are rapid growth in per capita incomes and urbanization. These drivers result in the rapid rise in demand for food through markets (as opposed to own production), and the rising demand for processed and perishable foods (as opposed to grains and staple root crops).
The combination of these forces is creating enormous agribusiness opportunities for local entrepreneurs, which promise to make important contributions to continued growth and to employment. Thus, a special focus of work is on the challenges to promoting the ability of small- and medium-size food processing firms to compete in local and regional markets.