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Head to the World Agri-Tech South America Summit June 28-29

June 28 is fast approaching, which means the World Agri-Tech South America Summit is following closely behind.

This is the third annual World Agri-Tech South America Summit and first in-person conference in the city since COVID-19, and this year, the summit is taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 450 global leaders from across the agri-food value chain are expected to join together to discuss South America’s role as a global agriculture powerhouse.

Experts are joining to tackle critical issues of 2022 and the decade ahead, including: sustainable agriculture, biologicals, rural connectivity, AgriFinTech, sustainable proteins, impact investment, carbon sequestration, digital transformation, supply chain traceability, farmer spotlight, online marketplaces and collaboration and partnerships.

But, what’s top-of-mind for South America? Well, different experts have different opinions, but technology and innovation is at the forefront.

“Modern agriculture is facing many new challenges with climate change, technological intensification, pressure from society for sustainability, increased demand for plant-based foods, digital transformation,” said Gerhard Bohne, member of the BOA Safra Sementes board of directors, in a release to the World Agri-Tech South America Summit team. “To overcome these challenges there will be a need for a new profile of professionals, management and governance will be necessary for professionalization of the agriculture sector.”

José Gobbé, principal of the Context Network, couldn’t agree more that agriculture problems are historically solved through science and new technology.

“The difference that we are witnessing compared with previous technology introductions is the number, the speed, and the impact in all the segments of the agribusiness supply chain,” Gobbé said in a release. “As a result, services and products to the farmer can no longer be the same. The success of any agricultural technology has always ultimately relied on the rate of adoption among farmers.”

Can’t be there in-person? Don’t worry — there’s a virtual component to the conference as well, so make sure you register today.