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Top 10 Agtech Solution Companies in Europe - 2020

At present, the world’s population is increasing rapidly at a rate of 1.05 percent per year (i.e., roughly 81 million people per year). The United Nations has already stipulated that a global population of approximately 9.5 billion people will inhabit the world by 2050. This gives us the challenge to increase agricultural productivity to feed the increasing population. To address this pressing issue, agriculture sector requires new approaches, which will not only increase productivity but also ensure environmental protection. And if we were to take a look at the future, there are already a few trends transforming the agriculture industry at a global level.

Many countries are now adopting smart ways to upgrade agricultural practices. Smart farming is an application of artificial intelligence and communication systems, giving farmers a digital solution to farming practices. Among these cutting-edge innovations, particularly, the use of IoT-enabled devices is revolutionising agriculture in providing smart connectivity in the process of the crop production system. Farmers are using the digital device with embedded sensors in their field that collects and exchanges farm data. The collated information is then analysed automatically using specific crop models to predict crop health, diseases, soil quality, weather risks and apt amount of water to irrigate the field. The IoT-enabled sensors are also being used in combination with artificial intelligence to precisely deliver water and targeted crop protection treatments based on specific geographic needs, pest and disease pressures, as well as plant lifecycle requirements. Besides, these innovations are paving the way for 24/7 farming by contributing to self-driving tractors, drones, and robots that can be guided by a farmer’s phone or tablet during critical times of the season.

At this juncture, many cutting-edge agtech solution providers are entering the domain with advanced and integrated offerings. To help the agriculture sector strengthen its operational capabilities and simultaneously enable growth in the industry, Enterprise Technology Review has compiled a list of the top agtech solution providing companies. The list comprises prominent organisations in the industry that address issues pertinent to smart farming by implementing current trends. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Enterprise Technology Review’s, “Top 10 AgTech Solution Providers in Europe – 2020.”

Top Agtech Solution Companies in Europe

Since its inception in 2013, Fuse has been the hub of innovation for the core brands of AGCO and become an integral part of AGCO’s agricultural products, providing technology that has enhanced their productivity considerably. Fuse boasts a comprehensive and extensive smart farming portfolio, bringing together the cutting-edge technologies in the agtech market. On that front, Fuse’s customisable digital solutions can reduce maintenance and input costs, improve yields, and enable more informed business decisions. On the whole, Fuse simplifies the management of assets and data that is required to run a profitable farm. At the same time, interestingly, Fuse’s digital solutions are compatible with other brands as well. It can connect mixed fleets (equipment and products from different manufacturers), thereby enabling farmers to establish a digital ecosystem with their choice of machinery, farm management, agronomy software, and service providers

www.agcocorp.com

INSYLO offers a robust IoT platform to automate the monitoring of feedstock silos and streamline the refilling process. The fully autonomous sensors leveraged by the IoT platform are fully autonomous. As they draw energy from integrated solar panels, the devices need not be connected to the main power grid. The livestock farmers can easily monitor the stock level in their silos from their smartphones and get alerts, saving them from manual inspection tasks. INSYLO’s platform also allows feed suppliers to access the stock level information of their customers and manage their replenishment orders accordingly

www.insylo.com

Swegreen—a greentech pioneer in the vertical farming industry—combines the latest computer science, world-class technology, and agricultural science to grow high quality and eco-friendly greens in stores, restaurants, and other establishments. With its farming-as-a-service (FaaS), an in-store vertical farming platform, Swegreen has set a new standard for hyper-locally produced food. The company’s FaaS works in a fully-closed growing environment, which gives the company’s analytics department the ability to get real-time data out of each installed FaaS unit. Swegreen will continue to pursue its mission of producing fresh and nutritious food as closer to the consumer as possible at an affordable price

swegreen.com

365FarmNet

365FarmNet

365FarmNet is a multiple award-winning software for automated and complete documentation within agro sector, it creates transparency about work processes and costs, regardless of the vehicle fleet or company size. With the free basic version of 365FarmNet its clients can quickly and easily determine the need for nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization. One can automatically transfer field data to country-specific programs. In addition to the needs assessment, clients will receive a graphic evaluation of the quantities of fertilizers applied. Additionally, the company's CLAAS TELEMATICS enables its clients to see important real-time information and driving routes directly on the farm map

auravant

auravant

auravant uses satellite and drone imaging to bring insight to agricultural producers letting them get more from their land. With Plena, the company's efficient fertilization product, farmers can get an exact prescription of fertilizing needs. This not only reduces costs and boosts yield, but also ensures adding just the right amount of fertilizer to keep a sustainable farming. Thus, auravant is simple digital farming. Furthermore, it is technological innovation that enhances agronomic knowledge and maximizes results

Connecterra

Connecterra

Connecterra offers IDA, a self-learning system that uses AI technology to improve productivity in dairy farming. The company trains Artificial Intelligence to learn how to farm, so they can empower farmers of all sizes to increase productivity of their farms, while reducing the impact of farming on the planet. Additionally, Connecterra has developed Ida, to connect farmers and the value chain to identify issues on farm, recommend solutions and support farmers to make the transition to sustainable farming. Ida uses sensors and Artificial Intelligence to turn raw data into insight-driven efficiencies for the benefit of people, companies, and the natural habitats in which they operate

IGS

IGS

IGS is an agri-tech and smart space solutions business set up in 2013. Its core mission is to create optimal conditions for vertical farming through a commercially viable model based on highly controlled technology solutions. IGS brought together decades of farming and engineering experience to create an agritech business with a vision to revolutionise the indoor growing market. The opportunity to bring greater climate control to a growing environment was significant. The ability to manage power consumption was revolutionary. The simplicity of its implementation and use is pivotal. Bolstered by success, the company successfully engineers sustainable solutions to enhance indoor environments across agricultural and commercial spaces

itk

itk

itk is an agri-intelligence company and a global player in processing for a high-performance and sustainable agriculture. Thanks to the performance of its teams, itk designs innovative and technological solutions for efficient and sustainable agriculture. The value of itk’s employees determines its success and growth. This is why itk pays attention to the development of its talents involved in the future of the company. At itk, the cohabitation between generations ensures the transfer of skills between young talents and more experienced employees

milkrite | InterPuls

milkrite | InterPuls

In August 2015, Milkrite and InterPuls united to become milkrite | InterPuls. Together, milkrite | InterPuls are a world leader in dairy ntelligence products and services and continue to add value to our customers with components for milking equipment that are innovative, durable and competitive in price. milkrite | InterPuls is the aftermarket brand of Avon Dairy Solutions - a subsidiary company of Avon Rubber plc, a long-established business founded in 1885. By merging with InterPuls, a private family owned company in Italy established in 1974, milkrite | InterPuls have a blend of an intimate family owned company and over 130 years’ of manufacturing experience in the dairy industry

Netafim

Netafim

Netafim is the world's largest irrigation company and the global leader in precision irrigation solutions committed to fight scarcity of food, water and land, for a sustainable future. With 33 subsidiaries and 17 manufacturing plants worldwide, Netafim delivers innovative, tailor-made irrigation and fertigation solutions to millions of farmers, allowing smallholders to large-scale agricultural producers, in over 110 countries, to grow more with lessTM. Founded in 1965, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution, creating a paradigm shift toward precision irrigation. Today, specializing in end-to-end solutions from the water source to the root zone, Netafim delivers irrigation and greenhouse projects, as well as landscape and mining solutions supported by engineering, project management and financing services. Netafim is also leading the way in digital farming, integrating real-time monitoring, analysis and automated control into one state-of-the-art system

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