New Virtual Summit to Tackle Productivity and Sustainability in South America’s Farming Industry: The World Agri-Tech South America Summit Launches on July 29-30, 2020

Responsible for almost 25% of the world’s agricultural and fishery exports, South America is ripe for new technology inputs to optimize sustainability, yield growth, connectivity and logistics as the region comes under pressure to feed a growing global population.

With rich biodiversity, a tropical climate, varied topography and enormous latitudinal range, the region delivers up to three harvests a year, yet its farmers and livestock producers will be challenged to meet future demand in the face of climate change, water scarcity and deteriorating soil quality. New solutions are urgently needed to improve production efficiency and sustainability.

The World Agri-Tech South America Summit, a virtual event on July 29-30, 2020, will bring together the biggest names in agriculture to discuss how new technologies and business models can help farmers to overcome these challenges, and to share best practice in sustainable, resource-efficient farming. The virtual summit will also showcase start-ups from across South America who are looking for partners to help them take their innovative products from the research lab to the field.

“Within our World Agri-Tech network, we have seen growing interest in the exciting innovation emerging from Brazil and South America, and the opportunities for international companies to work with regional partners to implement advanced solutions throughout the agri-food value chain,” says Jennie Moss, Founder of Rethink Events. “Hosting the virtual World Agri-Tech South America Summit will create a meeting point for the whole industry, and we look forward to being part of the growing agri-food technology ecosystem.”

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Series has taken place in San Francisco and London annually since 2013, attended by major agribusinesses, investors, growers, start-ups and tech providers from around the world. These leaders in agriculture attend to engage in high-level networking with senior level stakeholders, learn from the industry’s gamechangers, and discover the latest trends and solutions at every stage of the agri-food supply chain.

The new virtual summit will focus on key agricultural trends specific to Brazil and the surrounding South American region. Bringing together speakers and partners from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Chile, as well as experts from the USA, Canada, Israel and Europe, the summit will provide both a regional spotlight and a global perspective.

Key discussion topics on the two day agenda include:
• Farm Management: New platforms driving profitability for farmers
• Precision Ag: Sensors, satellites, drones and imagery
• AI & Automation: Creating integrated solutions for smarter field systems
• Soil Health: New innovations in biological crop protection and plant nutrition
• Smart Livestock Management: Optimizing animal health and welfare
• Animal Feed Innovation: Increasing sustainability and produce quality
• New Business Models: The intersection of agtech and fintech
• Building the Regional Agri-Tech Ecosystem
• Consumer Trends Driving New Opportunities for Food Production in South America

The summit is delighted to already have the support of international partners and organizations including: Embrapa, IDB Lab, IBM, Solinftec, Agrinos, Bayer, Bioceres, EY, Gamaya, Geosys, GrainChain, IN10T, Mosaic, Trimble, Yara, ADAMA, Agrofy, Koppert, Orbia and SeeTree.

Over 60 Confirmed Speakers Include:
• Celso Luiz Moretti, President, EMBRAPA, BRAZIL
• Rodrigo Santos, Head of Crop Science Division, Latin America, BAYER, BRAZIL
• Sergi Vizoso, SVP, Agricultural Solutions Division in Latin America, BASF, BRAZIL
• Ligia Dutra, Head, International Relations Office, CNA, BRAZIL
• Rodrigo Iafelice dos Santos, CEO, SOLINFTEC, BRAZIL
• Sebastian Popik, Founding Partner, AQUA CAPITAL, BRAZIL
• Susana Garcia-Robles, Executive Advisor, LAVCA, and Venture Partner, CAPRIA VENTURES, ARGENTINA
• Marcela Navarro, CEO, PROJECT X GLOBAL/WWF, UK
• Juliana de Lavor Lopes, Sustainability Director, AMAGGI, BRAZIL
• Oswaldo Nardinelli, SVP & GM LATAM – F&B Solutions Division, TATE & LYLE, BRAZIL
• Delair Angelo Bolis, Brazil General Manager, MSD ANIMAL HEALTH, BRAZIL
• Kieran Gartlan, Managing Director, THE YIELD LAB LATAM, BRAZIL

The full agenda, advisory board, confirmed speakers and delegate registration are available at

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