New Vision for Agriculture

Project summary

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)
Carlsberg Group
CF Industries Holdings
Coca-Cola Company
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)
General Mills
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Mondelez Global
Monsanto Company
National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM)
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
OCP Group
Oxfam International
Royal DSM
Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Food
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
Swiss Re
Syngenta International
The Mosaic Company
United Phosphorus
World Bank
WWF International

Project Management

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


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