Today in Japan and several industrial countries, we have access to abundant food. We can choose from a wide variety of options. However, when we look at the food supply chain that brings us our meals, it isn’t easy to find sustainability or transparency. The way food travels from the farm to our plate has changed over time due to technological advances such as automation and robotics in agriculture and increased international trade. Unfortunately, these changes also led to fragmented production chains. They often made it harder for both consumers and agribusinesses to track sustainability performance along the way. This makes sustainability essential for any company trying to ensure its positive impact on people and the planet – no matter where they operate in the world.
As the global population increases, sustainable food production will need to increase with it. According to the World Resources Institute, for us to meet the food demands of an expected population of 9 billion by 2050, food production will need to increase by 70 percent.
Investment in sustainable food supply chains offers both consumers and agribusinesses a way to ensure sustainability is at the forefront of their practices.
We know that investing in companies can be an excellent way to make a difference. At DEISO, we invest in sustainable agribusiness and farming, and food supply chain, mainly in Japan, including smart farming, grocery stores, vegetables supply for food production, and logistic operations.
Here are some ways that investment DEISO investment, along with its professional Sustainability services, helps achieve sustainable performance in the food supply chain:
– Enforcing sustainability standards through technology and analytics for better sustainability reporting
– Higher levels of accountability from suppliers and partners towards sustainability performance.
– Increased transparency along with all links in the supply chain.
– Increased food security.
– Applying Sustainability standards in the projects we invest in and in consumer behavior.