29 exciting agtech start-ups from across South America will present their ground-breaking technologies at this year’s virtual World Agri-Tech South America Summit on June 29-30.

The featured start-ups are tackling a range of agricultural challenges, offering game-changing technologies from blockchain to biopesticides, integrated digital platforms and drone spraying.

Renowned globally for its focus on start-ups, innovation and investment, the World Agri-Tech summit program includes interactive features to accelerate opportunities for start-ups as they raise their profile and connect with potential investors and corporate partners among its 600+ international industry delegates.

The Start-Up Pitching Sessions

The Start-Up Pitching Sessions each day welcome four dynamic start-ups to present their fresh solutions and field questions from investors at MSU, Endeavor and Redwood Ventures.

Agrolend (Brazil) gives small and medium size farmers in Brazil access to sustainable loans needed to finance the development of their production and incentivize investment in equipment and technology.

DeepAgro (Argentina) has developed a recognition software that uses artificial intelligence to solve the problem of weed recognition for selective application of herbicides.

Demetria (Colombia) has created an artificial intelligence data platform that can determine the quality of coffee beans and help producers manage both quality and traceability.

Gavea (Brazil) is a digital blockchain-based exchange that simplifies the trading, execution and settlement of physical commodities, connecting buyers and sellers in a safe and transparent environment.

Michroma (Argentina) produces natural colorant ingredients in a sustainable, scalable, and cost-effective way. It uses synthetic biology to unleash the potential of filamentous fungi and develop proprietary strains capable of producing high-performance ingredients in bioreactors.

Space AG (Peru) offers an integrated digital platform for the management of high-value crops. With drone and satellite imagery, API integration and a multi-purpose scouting app, farmers collect granular data to make better decisions, optimizing field labor and inputs, and maximizing yields.

Tomorrow Foods (Argentina) extracts and isolates proteins to develop sustainable and C02 neutral plant-based protein systems for the B2B global food industry.

ucrop.it (Argentina) leverages on blockchain technology certainty certification to connect medium-sized growers with investors for sharecropping production and achieving improved gross margins by means of commercial scale economies and hectares growth.

The South American Start-Up Arena

Presented jointly by the World Agri-Tech South America and the following Animal AgTech South America summit, the South American Start-Up Arena on June 30 will welcome accelerators BASF AgroStart, ChileGlobal Venture, Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario (BCR) and AgTech Garage. Each will introduce four exciting agtech start-ups from their cohort, who in turn have the opportunity to present their technology and business model to the global delegation. The audience will vote for the start-up with the greatest potential, with the standout innovator being announced at the end of the day.

BASF AgroStart presents:

Arpac (Brazil) uses automated drones for aerial spraying of chemical and natural pesticides.

Bart Digital (Brazil) uses blockchain and digital certification to formalize the exchange operations, allowing greater traceability and transparency to the market through an integrated platform between producer, trading, reselling and mitigating risks using artificial intelligence, big data and market information.

DigiFarmz (Brazil) digital platform considers biotic and abiotic variables to assist farmers, technicians and companies in the control of soybean rust, helping farmers define which fungicides to use and in which combinations.

Grão Direto (Brazil) is a platform connecting grain buyers and producers. It generates gains in market intelligence for producers and buyers to make the best decisions, in addition to more agility in processes associated with commercialization (such as logistics, contract management, financial products etc.).

Chile Global Ventures presents:

Agrapp (Colombia) is a digital assistant that helps Latin American farmers to make good business decisions, increase their productivity, and have control of the farm through an intuitive mobile application.

AgroUrbana (Chile) sets up large scale vertical farms on the outskirts of cities, fueled by cost-efficient renewable energy.

InstaCrops (Chile) is a virtual advisor for farmers transforming data from sensors, satellites and drones into real time insights for farmers with a simple web interface, ultimately helping farmers to produce more with less resources.

Polynatural (Chile) has developed Shel-Life, a certified 100% natural and organic product that reduces fruit waste by extending the shelf life of fresh fruit during its post-harvest period.

Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario presents:

Alytix (Argentina) has developed a bacteriophage platform to improve animal and human health, reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics and increasing environmental sustainability.

Beeflow (Argentina) applies scientific knowledge and technologies into bee pollination that increases crop yields to farmers by up to 60%.

SIMA (Argentina) provides an intelligent agriculture solution that allows you to monitor your fields, geolocate data, analyze information, and generate spray application orders.

Syocin (Argentina) creates high precision bio-bactericides to prevent and cure plant bacterial diseases affecting fruits and vegetables production and distribution in a sustainable way and preserving soil health.

AgTech Garage presents:

Cyan Agroanalytics (Brazil) is a climate monitoring system for crops that allows access to weather information in real time and with high geographic accuracy.

Hakkuna (Brazil) produces high protein healthy foods and feed from insects for human and animal consumption.

OnFarm (Brazil) is a management and decision-making platform in dairy farming for mastitis control, allowing the identification of the cause of mastitis in 24h.

TBDC Agro Softwares (Brazil) specializes in agronomic intelligence, serving agricultural producers, agronomic consultants, input resellers and pesticides and agronomic research companies.

The Tech Hub:

Even more start-up talent will be discovered at the virtual TechHub networking area, part of the summit’s virtual exhibition, with opportunities to meet the entrepreneurs behind fresh solutions and learn more about their scale-up ambitions.

Caffeex (Brazil) offers an independent trading platform that facilitates the sale of sustainable coffee between all players in Brazil.

Cromai (Brazil) identifies patterns in images collected in the field through artificial intelligence and computer vision, to create agricultural diagnoses that allow better grounding in agronomic decision-making.

InstaAgro (Brazil) is an online store specializing selling products with guarantee of origin for Brazilian rural producers.

Mastera (Brazil) transforms data into solutions suitable to the field through a platform that speeds up the access and development of new technologies improving global agriculture.

MyEasyFarm (Brazil) provides a solution for farmers and cooperatives to help them daily use precision farming in an easy and connected way for better efficiency and sustainability.

The virtual World Agri-Tech South America Summit on June 29-30 brings together over 600 global delegates for two action-packed days of 1-1 video meetings, speed networking, live panel sessions and small-group roundtable discussions.

It is followed immediately by the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit on June 30-July 1, which will introduce more start-ups including: Armenta (Israel), Carnes Validadas (Argentina), Cattler (Argentina), Central Do Boi (Brazil), and SystechFeeder (Brazil).

The full program with speaker faculty, start-up details and delegate registration are available at www.worldagritechsouthamerica.com