Brazilian Agtech and Foodtech at F&A Next

May 10, 2022 Bram van Beek
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F&A Next has warmly welcomed The Innovation Diplomacy Program (IDP) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil as event partner of F&A Next 2022. Ahead of the summit they will introduce the latest trends and opportunities of Brazil’s booming agtech and foodtech innovation ecosystem with the Radar Agtech 2020-2021 report, the first extensive mapping of Brazil’s innovation ecosystem in agriculture, livestock and food technology.

Taking advantage of the unique gathering of key stakeholders in agrifoodtech at F&A Next, IDP has joined forces with Embrapa (the Brazilian Company for Agricultural Research) and the Embassy of Brazil in the Hague to organize a mission comprising SP Ventures, a venture capital fund specialized in early-stage agtech startups that is leading the market in Latin America, and a selection with six of the most promising Brazilian agrifoodtech startups.

SP Ventures, Embrapa and Homo Ludens, a prestigious consultancy firm, teamed up to charter the booming innovation ecosystem in agriculture and livestock in Brazil. Their most recent report, Radar Agtech 2020-2021, identified no less than 1.574 agtech companies and 20 agriculture and livestock innovation hubs in Brazil.

Mapping the Agritech and Foodtech Innovation Ecosystem of Brazil

On May 16, on the margins of the F&A Next 2022 conference, the Brazilian delegation will officially launch the English language version of the Radar Agtech 2020-2021. This extensive report analyses the trends and inner working of this booming ecosystem, with specific chapters devoted to topics like the impact of COVID-19 to Brazilian agtech, and the synergies and cooperation between Brazil and China in agriculture and food markets and innovation.

The report will be launched during a seminar, jointly held by the Embassy of Brazil in the Hague and Wageningen University and Research. The seminar will take place in WUR’s Omnia Building, with a lecture by Mr. Francisco Jardim, CEO of SP Ventures and one of the three coordinators of the study. This will also be an opportunity to already meet the Brazilian startups that are coming to F&A Next.

Side-event: Mapping the Agritech and Foodtech Innovation Ecosystem of Brazil
Venue: Omnia Building 105. Hoge Steeg 2, WUR Campus (a 3 minute walk from the F&A Next venue)
Date: Monday, 16 May 2022
Time: 16:30 to 18:00
Registration: click here

Seats are limited, and preference will be given to the earlier registrations and to participants of F&A Next 2022. Digital copies of the report will be shared in advance of the seminar.

Brazilian delegation to meet at F&A Next 2022

SP Ventures, represented in F&A Next by their CEO Francisco Jardim, holds the largest agfoodtech portfolio in Latin America. It specializes in early-stage agtech startups and has identified and nurtured, from their beginnings, some of the most notorious recent success stories in the sector throughout the region. They are unique players in the Latin American agfood tech space, with co-investments with the global agtech funds such as SGV, Acre, Fall Line, and Cultivian Sandbox, as well as leading Latin-American generalist VCs. In partnership with Raízne, SP Ventures founded the Pulse accelerator, specialized in Agfood tech.

Six Brazilian agfoodtech startups will be in F&A Next this year:

  1. Birdview,
  2. Netword Agro,
  3. AgroBee,
  4. Amazonika Mundi,
  5. Shimejito Urban Farms, and
  6. Farmly.

These startups were selected by Embrapa and by the Embassy of Brazil in the Hague, in order to show the vitality and diversity of the Brazilian agfoodtech ecosystem. All six startups combine cutting-edge, Made in Brazil technology with a special concern with sustainability in its economic, environmental and social axes.

Want to learn more about these six startups. Download a special brochure about these six startups.