Enabling the most sustainable,
secure and fair food value chain

Building next-level infrastructure for open, sustainable, fair global food production. Decrease the volatility and inefficiencies at the core of the protein value chain by incentivizing farmers to establish proof of their production outcome and rewarding them fairly for it. Work on a new solution with the industry and tech experts of Nutreco and find new ways to solve the planet’s food problems.


How can we fairly reward farmers for establishing proof of production?

The animal protein value chain is intricate, volatile and complex. This results in inefficiencies with a direct impact on sustainability, food security and fairness. This track, supported by Nutreco, is aimed at identifying, understanding, decreasing and/or lessening the risks of volatility and inefficiencies at the core of the chain by incentivizing farmers to establish proof of (their) production outcome.

Imagine a wallet, held by a farmer based on pooled farmer and value chain data. This proof of (their) production outcome grants the farmer access to valuable data. The data helps to optimize yield and reduce waste, to access supply chain finance and perhaps even to tokenize livestock yields for a more stable annual income.

How can we incentivize farmers to pool their data? How can we establish this proof of production outcome, based on certificates like ‘antibiotic-free’ or ‘sustainably sourced soy’? And how can we propagate this proof throughout the supply and value animal protein chains?


IT architecture specialist
Business development specialist
IP/Legal specialist
Sustainability specialist
Any other specialist on request (12,000 people working at Nutreco:), so please ask!)



To be included


Startup, Mature SME, Corporate


If there are suitable existing protocols to build a solution, don’t reinvent the wheel! If you cannot find one, then create your own.


Open source is preferred as a priori is more easily adoptable. However, we are open to any well-motivated approach.


Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aqua feed. Nutreco’s advanced feed solutions are at the origins of food for millions of consumers worldwide.
Innovation, sustainability and quality are at the core of the Nutreco culture, from research and raw material procurement to products, models and services for livestock farming and aquaculture.
Nutreco employs over 12,000 people in 32 countries, with net sales of EUR 5.9 billion in 2017. Its two global company brands Skretting (aqua feed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) are sold in over 90 countries. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of EUR 19.8 billion in 2017.

Ambition and goals

‘Feeding the future’ reflects our ambition to contribute to the sustainable production of sufficient nutritious, high-quality food for a growing population.
We are committed to leading and shaping our industries over the long term through leverage of our scale, scope and expertise.
We wish to work with organizations that are keen to re-write the rules, that have cutting-edge ambition, ‘think outside the box’ and believe in finding new ways to solve the planet’s food problems.
The solutions that come out of this programme can genuinely impact the way society tackles key issues in the food value chain such as sustainability, food security and fairness. We look forward to working together with participants to resolve a key challenge in our industry

Track record in innovation and acceleration with teams/companies

Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge, our startup competition, centered around the question ‘What is your breakthrough innovation in feeding the future that CANNOT wait’. We are currently working with several participants on bringing their innovations to market.
Nutreco’s Strategic Innovation and Investment team is constantly identifying, developing and investing in next-generation, sustainable products, models and services throughout the feed and food protein value chain.


Current consortium: The consortium is still being formed.


Welcoming: We are interested in any organizations involved in the animal protein value chain that share our mission of ‘Feeding the Future’ and are willing to contribute their expertise and data to build the next level of infrastructure for an open, sustainable and fair global food market.



What does the partner have to offer. Nutreco aims to support the best performing teams in their acceleration, in accordance with their needs and wishes.

What do consortium partners have to offer. The consortium is still being formed.



There are many open sources available on this topic, and we purposely will not limit you.
The United Nations, FAO, OECD or GODAN sites are good starting points.



Teresa Debesa Riera – Corporate Development Manager – Nutreco

Any questions? Please contact Teresa and the entire Track through the community Feeding the Future-group: 

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