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ESG Trends in Agriculture Industry

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  • 55 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: Global
  • BCC Research
  • ID: 5712911

The report will provide an overview about the global agriculture industry through ESG perspective. Qualitative insights on ESG trends and its impact on agriculture companies are provided. The detail analysis of agriculture industry supply chain with respect to ESG is provided in the report. The detailed analysis of regulation for agriculture industry is given in the report. Further, it explains the major drivers, retains as well as trends impacting ESG implementation across agriculture industry.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the recent trends and advancements with respect to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors in the agriculture industry
  • Technology assessment of the market growth opportunities and challenges pertaining to the ESG implementation in agriculture stakeholders and other industry participants
  • Review of ESG-related case studies and a detailed qualitative analysis of the global agriculture industry
  • A look at the steps taken towards the ESG sustainability and recommendations for the future of the agriculture industry
  • Emphasis on the ESG standards, stringent regulatory guidelines, historical trends and analysis, players offering ESG services, and market outlook of ESG services for the agriculture industry
  • Market share analysis of major stakeholders operating in the marketplace, their business strategies, product mapping, and operational integration

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Study Goals and Objectives
1.2 Reasons for Doing this Study
1.3 Scope of Report
1.4 Intended Audience
1.5 Information Sources
1.6 Analyst's Credentials
1.7 Custom Research
1.8 Related Research Reports

Chapter 2 Overview of the Agriculture Industry
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Global Agriculture Production and Trade
2.2.1 Global Wheat Trade
2.2.2 Global Corn Trade
2.2.3 Global Barley Trade
2.2.4 Global Sunflower Trade
2.2.5 Overview of the Russia-Ukraine War
2.2.6 Impact of Food Supply Shortage
2.2.7 Consequences of the Russia-Ukraine War on the Food Industry
2.3 Russia and Ukraine’S Share of Global Agricultural Production

Chapter 3 Esg Trends in the Agriculture Industry
3.1 Overview
3.2 Increasing Adoption of Esg
3.3 Five Critical Esg Propositions
3.3.1 Top-Line Growth
3.3.2 Cost Savings
3.3.3 Reduced Legal and Regulatory Interventions
3.3.4 Increased Employee Productivity
3.3.5 Asset and Investment Optimization
3.4 Agriculture Industry's Approach Toward Esg Compliance

Chapter 4 Material Environmental Risks
4.1 the Four Nations With the Highest Overall Production of Emissions
4.2 Factors, Weightage, Key Performance Indicators in Esg
4.2.1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
4.2.2 Air and Water Pollution
4.2.3 Land and Water Use Impacts

Chapter 5 Material Social Risks
5.1 Social Components of Esg
5.1.1 Public Safety
5.1.2 Working Conditions
5.1.3 Communities

Chapter 6 Agriculture Industry and Governance
6.1 Bearing the Responsibility for Achieving Food Security and Nutrition
6.1.1 States' Responsibilities
6.1.2 Intergovernmental and Regional Organizations Responsibilities
6.1.3 Financing Institutions, Donors, Foundations, and Funds
6.1.4 Research Organizations, Universities, and Extension Organizations
6.1.5 Smallholders and Their Organizations
6.1.6 Business Enterprises, Including Farmers
6.1.7 Civil Society Organizations
6.1.8 Workers and Their Organizations

Chapter 7 Esg Reporting and Rating
7.1 Overview
7.2 How to Read Esg Ratings
7.3 Case Study

Chapter 8 Steps Toward Esg Sustainability
8.1 Enhanced Farming Practices for Esg Goals
8.1.1 Controlled Environment Agriculture
8.1.2 Agricultural Biotech
8.1.3 Precision Agriculture Technologies
8.1.4 Improving Crop Breeding
8.1.5 Improving Rice Cultivation
8.1.6 Decreasing Food Waste
8.1.7 Packaging Innovation and Coatings
8.1.8 Upcycled Foods
8.1.9 Reducing Enteric Fermentation
8.1.10 Regenerative Agriculture Practices

Chapter 9 Appendix: Acronyms
List of Tables
Table 1: Primary Agricultural Food Producing Countries
Table 2: Top 15 Wheat Producers Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 3: Primary Wheat Exporting Countries Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 4: Top 5 Wheat Importing Countries Worldwide, 2021
Table 5: Top 15 Corn Producers Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 6: Primary Corn Exporting Countries Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 7: Top 5 Corn Importing Countries Worldwide, 2021
Table 8: Top 15 Barley Producers Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 9: Primary Barley Exporting Countries Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 10: Primary Barley Importing Countries Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 11: Top 10 Sunflower Seed Producers Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 12: Primary Sunflower Oil Crude Producing Countries Worldwide, 2021 and 2022
Table 13: Top 5 Exporters of Sunflower Seed or Safflower Oil, Crude, 2020
Table 14: Environmental, Social, and Governance Standards
Table 15: Acronyms Used in This Report

List of Figures
Figure 1: Current and Projected Global Population (‘1000)
Figure 2: Analysis of the Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War
Figure 3: Russia and Ukraine Shares of Global Agricultural Production, 2016-2017/2020-2021
Figure 4: Russia and Ukraine Shares of Global Agricultural Production, 2016-2017/2020-2021
Figure 5: ESG Adoption Level Across All Industries
Figure 6: ESG Adoption Level, by Region, Across All Industries
Figure 7: Five Critical ESG Propositions
Figure 8: Two Fundamental Imperatives of the Agriculture Industry
Figure 9: Publicly Available ESG Funds, 2008-2021
Figure 10: Material Environmental Risks across Their Value Chain
Figure 11: Factors, Weightage, Key Performance Indicators in ESG
Figure 12: Material Social Risks
Figure 13: Factors, Weightage, Key Performance Indicators in ESG
Figure 14: States’ Key Roles
Figure 15: Steps in ESG
Figure 16: Steps to Understanding ESG Ratings
Figure 17: Sample Screenshot of Norofert ESG Rating
Figure 18: Sample Screenshot of Norofert Material ESG Issues
Figure 19: Future Outlook of the Agriculture Industry
Figure 20: Enhanced Farming Practices



Executive Summary

Improving food security and nutrition and advancing the fulfillment of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security needs responsible investment in agricultural and food systems. The elimination of poverty, promotion of social and gender equality, eradication of the worst forms of child labor, encouragement of social participation and inclusiveness, stimulation of economic growth, and attainment of sustainable development are all made possible by responsible investment, especially for smallholders and members of marginalized and vulnerable groups.

It is more crucial than ever to discuss environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in routine correspondence with institutional shareholders. Many investors are becoming more concerned with quantifying and reducing these risks for industries like food and agriculture with disproportionately large environmental and social challenges. For instance, State Street made public a requirement for disclosure from businesses in line with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, which includes reporting on board oversight of climate-related risks and opportunities, current emissions, and targets for emissions reduction.