New Vision for Agriculture

The World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture (NVA) initiative facilitates coordinated, market-based action, harnessing the power of agriculture to drive food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity. Since its creation in 2009, the NVA platform has engaged over 250 organizations from a wide range of stakeholders and geographies, and has catalysed multistakeholder partnership platforms in 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America – including the regional partnerships Grow Africa and Grow Asia.

Together, these efforts have resulted in over US$ 100 million in investments to date, engaging more than one million farmers. Over US$10 billion has been mobilized in future commitments. In its four years of operation, the NVA initiative has moved through two distinct phases: first creating alignment around a global vision, then moving from “vision to action” by catalysing multistakeholder partnerships.


This is an umbrella project that incorporates partnerships in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its three main objectives are:

  • Facilitating leadership commitment and action by supporting dialogue and cooperation, and harnessing the strengths of each stakeholder group 
  • Supporting country transformation by building innovative, action-oriented partnerships in 14 countries around the world
  • Promoting innovation and best practice by bringing people together to share experience and expertise

Key Organizations

  • A.P. Møller-Maersk
  • African Union
  • Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Brambles
  • Bunge
  • Carlsberg Group
  • CF Industries Holdings
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  • Diageo
  • DuPont
  • GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Landesa
  • Mondelez Global
  • Monsanto Company
  • National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM)
  • NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
  • Nestlé
  • Novozymes
  • Oxfam International
  • PepsiCo
  • Royal DSM
  • Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Food
  • Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
  • Swiss Re
  • Syngenta International
  • TechnoServe
  • Unilever
  • United Phosphorus
  • Wal-Mart
  • World Bank
  • WWF International

Project Management

Lisa Dreier, Senior Director, Head Of Food Security And Development Initiatives
Tel: +1 212 7032349