As the population of the Earth grows, so does the global demand for food. By 2025, global demand is expected to grow 50% compared to its current level; given increasing pressure on exhausted natural resources, current food systems will face difficulties in providing food to the growing population.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (a UN specialized agency) predicts that as prosperity grows, consumption structure will change, and the food market will become increasingly globalized.
The world food industry should create its target model oriented toward the end consumer, and the fish sector should find its place within it.
Sectoral experts believe that technological development brings the market to a new level of information collaboration, which will result in the need to develop global standards of:
– production allowing for maximum efficiency and for being in-demand on the global market;
– packaging ensuring product quality and preservation;
– labeling for conveying to the consumer all the necessary information about the product;
– logistics catering to fish consumers around the globe from retail to regular wholesale deliveries.
Digital technologies shape a global market where the end consumer will be directly connected to product manufacturers.
Topics for discussion:
- Consumer market: what fish does the Russian consumer want?
- A strategy for increasing exports’ economic efficiency: could exports of aquatic bioresources be a boon for economy?
- Trade and political wars on the global fish market: whom Russian fishermen should pin their hopes on?
- Product and technological innovations
- The markets’ new demands: social certification, products’ traceability
Topics for discussion (additional):
- Product innovations. New types of products.
- Processing and storage technologies.
- Raw materials disposal