AgriBriefing’s Women in Food and Agriculture campaign, which promotes the role of women across the agribusiness supply chain, has today announced the launch of the first industry-wide diversity and inclusion survey, supported by Alltech.
Agribusiness and food production are the world’s largest employers, and across the supply chain there is a huge appetite to address the issue of diversity. Agribusinesses are under increasing pressure from consumers, politicians and their own business partners to ensure they are embracing the technology that will revolutionise the sector and building a workforce that has the skills and innovative mindset to utilise it.
Study after study has shown that inclusive workplaces with real diversity across their workforce directly correlate with improved business performance; with an estimated 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050, it is a challenge the industry must step up to, quickly.
The global survey launching on Sep 10th, will be the first to explore the issue of gender diversity and inclusion in the Food and Agricultural industry.
AgriBriefing’s Group Events Director Elisabeth Mork-Eidem commented: “The aim of this ground breaking survey is to explore the current gender diversity and inclusion sentiment across the entire agricultural supply chain. By accessing personal views and experiences, we can identify potential solutions to help companies act on gender diversity, gain stronger business outcomes and drive the industry forward.”
Alltech’s President and CEO Mark Lyons said: “The food and agriculture sectors include many
talented female leaders, and we need to make sure young people see themselves represented and can envision a future career in the industry. Through this industry-wide survey, we hope to gain a better understanding of the sectors currently supported by women in ag and identify opportunities for growth.”
The results will be presented at the Women in Food and Agriculture Summit in Amsterdam on 3-4 December 2019.
With more than 50 senior executives speaking from global agribusinesses, food and retail companies including Alltech, ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Bayer, Nestle, Microsoft, Diageo, Grieg Seafood, Sodexo and many more, the summit will present an unparalleled combination of cutting-edge techniques, industry insights and practical strategies used by top international leaders to empower their workforce, innovate their businesses and promote agriculture as an employer of choice to the next generation.
To enter the survey or get more information about the summit, simply visit www.wfasummit.com . The survey closes on Monday, 14thOctober 2019.