Our horizon scanning project identified five areas of opportunity for business, including local ones here in Birmingham. They are:
Sourcing food products with high nutritional value, and finding ways for buyers to differentiate between them and others
Exporting food and drink products to countries with food system challenges (e.g. safety and trust issues, low home-grown production per capita)
Agri-food sector services in food assurance systems, insurance and legal and regulatory matters
Creation of innovative food offers; e.g. through low-cost venture start-ups such as street food
Development of emerging technologies, ranging from precision agri-tools to consumer apps, from sensor systems to big data analytics.
The full report is on line here: Back from the Future: Horizon scanning project report.