Quarterly Trends Report

Q4 2020: digging into agriculture trends

  • Multi Asset
  • Materials
  • North America

Despite COVID-19 bringing “very, very dark uncertainty”, 2020 ended up being a resilient year for agriculture, with the industry now exiting a period of low growth, Third Bridge Forum Interviews suggest.

We were told in Q4 that the picture is brighter than it was six months prior, when global supply chains were in disarray and fear of the unknown triggered a frenzied bout of stockpiling. “I think the supply chains and, basically, the food value chain has largely figured out how to operate in COVID-19,” a former VP at Corteva Inc said. Macro trends such as continued population increases and shifts in buying patterns and behaviours, particularly in developing markets, are also expected to boost the industry’s recovery. 

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