If global agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet global demand, Latin America’s production needs to grow by 80%, according to its market participation and growth potential, write Ciro Echesortu.
Ag corporates in Latin America are sitting in the passenger seat instead of behind the wheel when it comes to agtech innovation and investment, writes Emma Cosgrove.
"Trying to be the "new Monsanto" or the "Amazon of Ag" does not work; copying what others have already done is not generally a recipe for disruption," argues Federico Trucco, CEO of Argentine agtech business Bioceres.
The Yield Lab LATAM will be based in Buenos Aires and will take on six startups in total for the first cohort. Each startup receives up to $100,000 in capital for varying amounts of equity.
Strider was in discussions with Syngenta Ventures about their next funding round, which would have been a Series B, when CEO Luis Tangari Pereira said that it became clear that an acquisition would be the best outcome for both parties.
A major insect farm purchases a CPG startup, Kraft Heinz gets in the startup incubation game and more in this week's brief.
Since launching in 2015, Agrofy has signed up 5000 companies, including multinational ag players, that have listed more than 65,000 products.
Indoor farming startup Bowery is opening a second farm while chef Dan Barber starts selling seeds and JUST creates a product just for Africa, plus more in our weekly brief.
The USDA is shuffling its digital tools to catch up with times while Argentina's government sends millions toward agrifood startups and more in our weekly brief.
How do we value the data that come from the farm? The question has no simple answer, writes Joseph Byrum.
The aim of the fund commitments is to support the country’s fledgling agtech startup ecosystem and give university researchers a clear reason to commercialize their work.
It's a critical matter to prepare the next generation of farmers and give them the technology they want and need.
Global private equity group TPG has invested in Brazilian digital ag company Solinftec through its Alternative and Renewable Technologies growth equity platform TPG ART.
The country's first agtech program is sponsored by Raízen, Brazil’s largest producer of sugarcane ethanol and third-largest energy company, along with SP Ventures and NXTP Labs.
Many Brazilian farmers are struggling to stay in business because their working capital is disappearing, writes Ed Siatti.
DAF is backed by the Danish government and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), in collaboration with two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PKA.
The Kirchner Impact Foundation, the non-profit investment arm of Canadian merchant bank Kirchner Group, is taking its Food Fellowship to Mexico this year.
Applications are open on an ongoing basis for Glocal, a new accelerator based in Argentina for agtech startups as well as more mature mid-size businesses.
Ahead of the Latin America workshop at Rethink Ag & Food Innovation Week next month, we caught up with Yuri Soares to hear more about his work in agtech at IADB.
Ciro Echesortu, director of Latin America's first agtech accelerator NXTP Labs, reflects on the development of the region's agtech market and what to expect in 2017.