By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Monsanto, through its subsidiary Climate Corporation, has announced an important partnership in Brazil this week. It is an association between digital agriculture platform Climate FieldView and three companies, namely, Checkplant, which offers the product Farmbox, Aegro and the IBRA laboratories. The aim of the partnership is to increase the availability of services and tools for the producer through the platform.
“Brazil has rapidly become a hub for the development of agricultural technologies that are helping farmers to manage their operations in an efficient way and improve productivity through risk knowledge in data,” said Mateus Barros, leader in South America for Climate Corporation. “Through these new partnerships, Brazilian farmers can experiment with the constant data flux among accounts and the partner's accounts with Climate FieldView, allowing them to access and visualize all their data on a unified platform, combined with other important layers of data, to generate knowledge about the performance of the field.”
Since 2016, Climate has announced partnerships with companies in the United States and Canada to extend the services platform and simplify the use for producers. Now, the strategy is being used in Brazil.
Farmbox, for instance, enables the agricultural management platform with an application that can work offline through field monitoring and real-time management of agricultural threats. Aegro brings in software for agricultural grains to plan, register, map and analyze the operational activity with cost projection, yields and profit margins. IBRA advises farmers to understand phytosanity to maximize productivity through the analysis of crops and soil.
The partnership foresees an integration between companies that will have access to new customers through the Climate FieldView platform, data integration, as well as access to partners to obtain a profound analysis about the performance of crops during the season.
Climate FieldView platform was launched in May 2017 through Monsanto. In the United States, the platform was launched in 2015, and it is spread over 48 over million hectares, having more than 100,000 users in the United States, Brazil and Canada.