Farmers Edge joins forces with Brazilian innovation hub to accelerate the development of sustainable agricultural technology solutions
WINNIPEG, Canada, and SÃO PAULO – June 16, 2021 – Farmers Edge Inc. (TSX: FDGE), a Canada-based pure-play digital agriculture company, today announced a partnership with AgTech Garage innovation hub. This technology incubator located in Piracicaba, known as “Brazil’s Silicon Valley,” connects companies to collaborate on projects in the AgTech and FoodTech space. With growing pressure on Brazilian farmers to produce more food using less resources, Farmers Edge is focused on delivering climate-smart agricultural solutions that intertwine sustainability, productivity, and profitability to protect both the economic viability of the farm and the health of the planet.
Farmers Edge delivers a unique digital infrastructure that combines connected field sensors, AI, big data analytics, and agronomy to help farmers operate more sustainably, preserve natural resources, and generate high-yielding, high-quality crops. Aligning with AgTech Garage and their network of like-minded companies, universities, start-ups, and entrepreneurs sets a path to improve collaboration and connectivity across the digital agricultural ecosystem and bolster the development of high-tech, value-added tools for farmers.
“At Farmers Edge, we center our solutions around the success of farmers,” said Wade Barnes, CEO and founder. “Our full-service, one-stop approach gives them everything they need to operate more sustainably and efficiently while staying profitable. By joining the AgTech Garage network, we can build greater connections with agricultural innovators to develop products that better the world, farmers, and our food supply.”
“We are excited to be working with AgTech Garage to create new opportunities to support our farmer and partner network,” said Celso Macedo, VP LATAM. “AgTech Garage shares our vision of improving sustainability and innovation in agriculture, and by collaborating with this network, we can accelerate digital transformation on the farm and beyond.”
Brazil has earned its name as one of the breadbaskets of the world, and is a leading producer and exporter of essential crops like sugarcane, coffee, oranges, soy, cocoa, and beef. Exports alone are valued at around $97 billion (USD) per year.
About Farmers Edge
Farmers Edge is leading the next agricultural revolution with the industry’s broadest portfolio of proprietary technological innovations, spanning hardware, software, and services. Powered by a unique combination of connected field sensors, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and agronomic expertise, the Company’s digital platform turns data into actions and intelligent insights, delivering value to all stakeholders of the agricultural ecosystem. Farmers Edge disruptive technologies accelerate digital transformation on the farm and beyond, protecting our global resources and ensuring sustainable food production for a rapidly growing population. For more information, please visit www.farmersedge.ca and SEDAR (www.sedar.com).