On the horizon

Becoming the value chain


With the global population racing upwards to reach almost 10 billion people by 2050, global food demand could double between now and then – and there is a parallel need for quality diets and sustainability. Moving that food from where it is produced to where it is needed will require a massive investment to revolutionize traditional food supply systems and to leverage innovation.

Jonathan Kingsman from Commodity Conversations spoke with our CEO, Ian McIntosh, about these changes, their implications and LDC’s ambition to transform the challenges into opportunities.

“We at LDC see our role as managers of the value-chain; we are mandatory value-chain participants. To succeed today a trade house needs to be integrated along the value-chain, and to become less of a trader in the conventional sense.”

Read the interview in two parts:

We are becoming the value chain 

We know where we are going

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.

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