Latin America

February Member Meeting Report

By Jose Alexandre Loyola, Regional Director

On February 20th, AgGateway Latin America held its first in-person meeting of members for 2024. Held at PwC AgTech Innovation in Piracicaba, the 20 individuals in attendance enjoyed a full day of networking and learning.

We had the opportunity to learn about the trends in the agricultural commodities market for this year from César Barros of Itaú BBAgro, discussed market trends and challenges in biological product application technologies with Embrapa Soja Researcher Marco Antônio Nogueira, and got an overview on the status of all current AgGateway Working Groups from our Portfolio Manager Ben Craker.

I was able to present and discuss with the group some ideas for improvement raised by those who participated in the AgGateway Experience Satisfaction survey that was offered to members in the Latin American region. Respondents shared their perspectives on the organization in 2023.

It was decided that of the 6 member meetings in 2024, two meetings (in June and October ) will be online only and limited to two hours to increase member involvement – unfortunately some members have been unable to participate in face-to-face meetings due to the distance and logistics of participating in person.

Earlier this year, I was pleased to be able to address an audience of more than 130 people during the Annual Meeting of ABPSAP (Brazilian Association of Companies Providing Services in Precision Agriculture) in Goiânia/GO. I was able to share information about the mission and vision of AgGateway and promote our ongoing projects.

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