IFAMA 2020 will focus especially on the topics Triple Helix AgriFood clusters, global distribution networks & logistic hubs, resilient food market & digital transformation, and smarter choices for better health & sustainability.
Agrifood Clusters; networks for shared innovation and interaction
Across the world, Agrifood clusters have emerged to create opportunities for interaction and shared innovation. They include local food businesses, knowledge brokers, service providers and public support organizations, dedicated to tackling topical agrifood challenges. Agrifood clusters are in many cases linked to coastal and urbanized areas, aiming to fulfill regional as well as international market and societal demands.
Global distribution networks and logistic hubs
Globalization has resulted in an intertwined system of trade relationships and food supply chains across the world. This means a greater variety of and access to food is possible, but also brings supply risks and sustainability challenges with it. Logistics decisions have become more complex, requiring closer collaboration between supply chain players and a more circular supply chain, both locally and internationally.
Resilience of (emerging) food markets for a growing world population
Significant political and economic changes, social instability, climate change and extreme weather circumstances call for resilient food chain networks and market relationships across the globe. New practices, methods and technologies are required to build a more robust and inclusive global food market.
Smarter consumer choices for better health and sustainability
Food products are increasingly weighted against their sustainability impact and their contribution to health. In recent years food companies have changed focus to sustainable and health related food products through Innovations in products, production and distribution processes, new forms of collaborations across food chains and innovative customer relationships.