Pradeep Prabhala

Partner I Washington DC

Pradeep is a Washington DC based partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader in our agriculture and rural development practice. He worked in over 45 countries over South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and North America with public, private and social sector players.  Over the last decade, he worked extensively with agriculture majors across the value chain – including seed and agrochemical majors, agriculture technology companies, commodity traders, food processing and marketing companies. He also advised a number of bilateral agencies, private foundations, country governments, development finance banks on agriculture transformations and food security efforts. His previous experience of working with IFC/ World Bank include advising on Ghana Cocoa strategy and Impact investing strategy for IFC and the bank.  Pradeep was an advisor to World Economic Forum’s new vision for agriculture and blended finance initiatives. Pradeep received his MBA from Delhi University.

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Day 1: Jun 9, 2021

11:00 am

11:00 am


Address Food System Challenges with a Transformative Approach Rooted in Technological Investments, Partnerships and Incentives

The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched the Innovation with a Purpose initiative in 2017. It was created to support the sector’s investment in technology solutions to tackle the systemic challenges in food systems. Digest firsthand the ins and outs of the ‘Transformative Twelve’ — 12 technologies with the potential to enhance food systems. Understand why traceability provides a foundation to address many of today’s obstacles. Hear how realigning incentives can enable transformation of food systems. Craft a plan to:
·       Assess how the ‘Transformative Twelve’ can improve supply chain efficiency and transparency, improve consumer nutrition, and boost productivity and profitability
·        Implement how technology solutions can improve food safety, increase food & beverage production transparency for consumers, reduce food loss and support sustainability goals
·        Explore how realigning incentives and smart partnerships can enable these solutions to have a transformative impact

Position yourself as a key player in the rapidly transforming food value chain.