The Global Quest for Protein

In the last decade an enormous increase in the use of plant based protein as an essential raw material component (soy meal) can be observed in animal feed – a trend that will continue in the coming decade. The increase in disposable income worldwide will accelerate the demand for high quality protein sources additionally. The real driver for this trend and the range of possible business opportunities in the global oilseed and protein production sector is underestimated by many in the food and agriculture industry. Depending on how and whether there are new entrants in the protein value chain, the trend of a shortage of protein sources will continue and generate enormous margins for producers who occupy this market early on.

Driven by the major macroeconomics: Emerging countries, urbanisation and increasing recognition of protein’s role in a healthy diet.


between 2007 and 2030 (FAO)