There have been $16.9 billion in funding spread across 1,450 agtech investments in 2018
U.S. leads Agtech with $7.9 billion in investment & acquistion deals in 2018, followed by China, India, and Brazil.
There has been a 280% increase in investment dollars in India-based agtech in 2018.
The global market for agricultural robotics is expected to grow from its current $1 billion to $14–18 billion by 2020.
Latin America accounts for 16% of global food exports. Latin America will need to increase production by 80% to meet growing global demand by 2050.
Global agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet global demand.
19:00 - 23:00 - Official Networking Launch
09:30-10:30 - Coffee & Registration
10:30 - 10:35 - Welcome Introduction To SDL, Miami Forum
10:35-10:50 - A Sustainable 2025
10:50-11:05 - Horticulture & Vertical Farming
11:05-11:20 - Food Security, Funds & Data Tools
11:20-11:35 - Global Growth, Trends & Forecasts
11:35-11:50 - Digitization: Seed To Farm To Table
11:50-12:05 - The Sustainability Technology Challenge
12:05-12:35 - Panel: Food Waste & Recovery
12:35-12:50 - More Food Vs. Smarter Food
12:50-13:05 - The Trilogy of Sustainability: Farming, Finance, Technology
13:05-14:15 - LUNCH
14:15-14:30 - Panel: Crop Management
14:30-14:45 - How is Smithfield Meeting Its Sustainability Goals?
14:45-15:00 - How IOT is Revolutionizing Agriculture
15:00-15:15 - How Big Data Can Enable Outcome Based Farming
15:15-15:45 - Panel: Investment, Insurance & Lending
15:45-16:00 - A New Frontier: Pioneering Using Precision
16:00-16:15 - International Sustainability: The Targets and How to Get There
16:15-16:30 - Preparing For Natural Disasters & Global Climate Change
16:30-16:45 - Privacy & Data Rights
16:45-17:00 - Global Business & Sustainable Sourcing
17:00-17:15 - Replacing Chemicals
10:30 - 10:35
Welcome Introduction To SDL, Miami Forum
Five years before the SDGs deadline, we look at global progress in integrating public policy, scientific solutions and technology to facilitate a sustainable planet.
A Sustainable 2025
How the reinvention of horizontal horticulture is breaking down barriers across the globe.
Horticulture & Vertical Farming
Rain drought, malnutrition & financially underserved farmers; finding the balance in business.
Food Security, Funds & Data Tools
How digital disruption and consolidation are tackling our rising populations and food demands.
Global Growth, Trends & Forecasts
Revolutionising agriculture: increased farming efficiency; transparent and sustainable food supply chains; management of supply and price volatility.
Digitization: Seed To Farm To Table
How to feed 10 billion people - identifying sustainability obstacles in the journey to global food security
The Sustainability Technology Challenge
Exploring frameworks from global innovators to support collective action towards eliminating food waste and transforming it into new material.
Panel: Food Waste & Recovery
How to achieve SDG ‘Zero Hunger’ by focusing not only on crop yield, but environment, climate, seed selection and management, and the process distribution phases.
More Food Vs. Smarter Food
How we can improve food security while also shifting towards a global innovation and knowledge based agricultural economy.
The Trilogy of Sustainability: Farming, Finance, Technology
Guidance on optimizing your plant population, crop emergence and establishment to produce higher yields with better cost efficiency.
Panel: Crop Management
An indepth discussion on Smithfield Renewables and their goals to lessen environmental impact of protein production
How is Smithfield Meeting Its Sustainability Goals?
Is IoT the future of agriculture? Science and tech think so – here’s why and how you can reap the benefits.
How IOT is Revolutionizing Agriculture
Analysing large data volumes to predict risk of disease and pest outbreaks, enabling the right solutions to be made at the right time.
How Big Data Can Enable Outcome Based Farming
What do the top tier of global VC firms and investors look for, and how do they envision the future of investment trends?
Panel: Investment, Insurance & Lending
Controlled accuracy in an uncontrollable climate: using data driven technology for sustainable production of crops and livestock.
A New Frontier: Pioneering Using Precision
Population, consumption, poverty, climate change - identifying sustainability obstacles to both business and global goals, and discussing how to overcome them
International Sustainability: The Targets and How to Get There
Discussing predictions, preparations, measuring risk and quantifying impact across the most vulnerable land masses.
Preparing For Natural Disasters & Global Climate Change
The value behind your business data and how to protect it.
Privacy & Data Rights
How to align corporate profitability and business strategy with responsible sourcing and sustainable footprint.
Global Business & Sustainable Sourcing
Coffee & Registration
Welcome to Day Two of SDL, Miami Forum
The complex use and impact of antibiotics and increasing resistance in agriculture.
Antibiotics: Friend or Foe
Effective solar solutions to cut costs and increase self reliance on the ground.
Smart Energy in Farming
Delving into peptide R&D to enable better soil health and crop yields, and looking towards a biotech led future
How Biotech Enables Sustainable Crop Production
Discussing the obstacles to connectivity, accessibility and adoption of big data use in crop and livestock farming.
Equipping The Modern Farmer With Data
How are current global politics affecting international trade, development and investment in agriculture?
Evolving Trade Agreements To Meet Development & Sustainability
Farmers across the world lack financial security. Here's how implementable technology can change that.
Innovation in a Financially Stifled Industry
Exploring traceability, transparency and accountability through use of blockchain, from producer to buyer and consumer
Panel: Blockchain & Agribusiness
Discussing current research into the most effective transportation of food and current freight solutions implemented across supply chains
Farm to Fork: But What's in Between?
Investigating farm income, cost estimates and forecasts for the agricultural sector, with data that underpins much of the market.
Agricultural Resource Management
End poverty, protect the planet & ensure that all people enjoy peace & prosperity. Simple, right?
The UN: SDGs
A community right to produce food and consume it doesn’t always align with a global responsibility to protect it. How can we ensure food security for the planet without jeopardising people’s right to rule their own food ecosystem?
Food Sovereignty Vs. Food Security
Tourism giant Airbnb walks us through the task of feeding thousands of employees whilst maintaining a responsible sourcing and distribution strategy.
Food in The Workplace: Sourcing, Waste & Our Carbon Footprint
A case study of carbon in our atmosphere, and how the agriculture sector worldwide can lessen our footprint and give us hope for a better, cleaner future
How Can Agriculture Directly Impact Our Climate & Environmental Survival?
Panel: International Policy & Regulation
How can we embed ground level producers into a fast moving, innovative supply chain through collaboration and social facilitation.
Social Innovation for Farmers & Growers Across a Transforming Supply Chain
Everyone from lawyers to indoor growers are jumping on the cannabis boom, but how is regulation and policy affecting the market and its future?
Sustainable Cannabis Farming
Will urban agriculture disrupt the supply chain as it scales?
FIRESIDE: Distributed Farming for a Fresher Future
Forget soil – discover the plants that never get planted with category leaders paving the way for indoor miracle growth on an industrial scale.
A Hydroponic Future
The agricultural sector has long survived through guesswork and word of mouth across generations – now, the food revolution is upon us.
Agtech: Harvesting Profits
What are the implications and sustainable factors when considering plant based or cell cultured protein production?
Panel: Transforming Protein Production