Key Statistics

  • 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.

October 22

19:00 - 23:00 - Official Networking Launch

October 23

09:30-10:30 - Coffee & Registration

10:30 - 10:35 - Welcome Introduction To SDL, Miami Forum

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10:35-10:50 - A Sustainable 2025

10:50-11:05 - Horticulture & Vertical Farming

11:05-11:20 - Food Security, Funds & Data Tools

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