Tech companies will look to digital solutions in agriculture in America

San José (EFE) – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) he selected 15 technology-based companies, known as agtechs, to work on digital solutions in agriculture for Latin America and the Caribbean.

IICA explained that these companies will participate in Digital Agriculture Week 2023, which will take place from May 29 to June 1, and is supported by Microsoft, Bayer, The Yield Lab, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, BIDLab and Veolia.

The 15 agtech companies come from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, the United States, Sweden, Uruguay and Venezuela, the IICA said in a statement.

These companies were selected from more than 70 applicants following a call for events issued by IICA.

AgriRed and Ucrop were selected from Argentina; from Brazil, AgrodataSat and Ignitia; from Costa Rica Green Xpo Lab, and from Venezuela SIAGRICA.

Added to them are agrodatAi, Incluirtec, SiembraCo and Visualiti from Colombia; Agtools Inc. and Coop. Business School – NCBA CLUSA from the United States, as well as INDATA, Tenet and Zafrales from Uruguay.

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Digital solutions for agriculture

The selection criteria were potential digital solutions to improve food safety and especially for preventing and mitigating the impact of extreme climate events, especially droughts and water management, and women-led businesses.

Companies that will be present at Digital Agriculture Week 2023 will be able to present their technological innovations, access discussions with industry leaders and exchange ideas with international organizations for digital transformation.

According to the authorities, the Week of Digital Agriculture strives agtechs and other actors in the technological and agricultural sectors present, propose and coordinate ideas for the digital transformation of agri-food systems, and in addition, technological solutions are spread and their use in agriculture is promoted.

The event will deal with topics such as digitization of the agricultural and food industry: initiatives and public policies in the countries of the Americas, what is happening with the digitization of agriculture from an academic perspective.

In addition, funding challenges digital transformation of the agricultural sector; digital innovation ecosystems and investment funds, the roles and synergies of public and private actors in the digital era, and learning from digitization cases from different regions of Latin America and the Caribbean will be taught.

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