Agriculture Insights

US food supply chain: Disruptions and implications from COVID-19

Changes in consumer behavior continue to ripple through the US food and agricultural supply chains. What should companies do now?

Safeguarding Africa’s food systems through and beyond the crisis

June 5, 2020 – Here’s how governments and private-sector actors can respond to the impact of COVID-19 on African agriculture.

Feeding the world sustainably

June 2, 2020 – Green technologies, biotech advances, and artificial intelligence could help tame agricultural emissions and waste, while safeguarding...

How will African farmers adjust to changing patterns of precipitation?

May 18, 2020 – Agriculture is critical to Africa’s growth and development, but climate change could destabilize local markets, curb economic...

Agriculture sector: Preparing for disruption in the food value chain

May 11, 2020 – Four trends could profoundly influence the direction of the agriculture industry. Stakeholders, from farmers to governments,...


Brazilian farmers approach to digital

 – IRST recently interviewed more than 750 Brazilian farmers in 11 states about their views on the use of digital technologies in agriculture and to better understand the farmer decision journey.

Amid volatile commodity prices, beware of cognitive bias

 – Advanced analytics can help overcome cognitive biases that can lead managers to make irrational risk-management decisions.


Climate Change

Earth's changing climate has big implications for citizens, businesses, and policy makers. This collection draws together articles...

Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis

Insights on how organizations can respond, and what happens next


Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

June 8, 2020 – The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in...

Programming life: An interview with Jennifer Doudna

June 4, 2020 – The co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 speaks with partner Michael Chui about how genetics technology can expand coronavirus testing...

Will the world’s breadbaskets become less reliable?

May 18, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing vulnerabilities in the global food system which could be compounded by climate change risks.

Reimagining the post-pandemic organization

May 15, 2020 – The organization of the future is taking shape in the moves that companies are making now. Here’s what’s changing—and why some...

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

May 13, 2020 – Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change...

Agriculture supply-chain optimization and value creation

May 12, 2020 – Digital and analytics technologies offer a way to create value by optimizing the supply chain in agriculture.

Reducing agriculture emissions through improved farming practices

May 6, 2020 – A marginal abatement cost curve offers a perspective on how 25 proven GHG-efficient farming technologies and practices could reduce...

Food security and the coronavirus crisis: A view from Feeding America’s COO

April 17, 2020 – Katie Fitzgerald discusses the efforts of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, to obtain and distribute food...

Disruption in the dairy aisle

March 26, 2020 – How to win in a changing marketplace

Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time

March 23, 2020 – We must solve for the virus and the economy. It starts with battling the virus.

Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

March 16, 2020 – For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help...