West Lafayette, Indiana – February 1, 2021 — IBM and Solinftec, a leading agricultural platform, are bringing new precision solutions to agriculture around the world. IBM’s unparalleled climate-based insights are now being paired with Solinftec’s sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence to provide real-time decision-making solutions for agriculture.
Through this partnership, Solinftec utilizes local weather data and forecasting from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, to deliver digital agricultural solutions that leverage operational efficiency, use of inputs and agriculture compliance, ultimately reducing environmental impacts.
“IBM is a world-renowned leader in artificial intelligence across many industries,” said Britaldo Hernandez, CEO and founder of Solinftec. “We are rapidly building partnerships in the Americas with industry experts, such as IBM, in order to deliver solutions that have a significant impact on global agriculture.”
“Few factors outweigh the impact of climate on most agricultural operations,” says Daniel Padrão, director of operations at Solinftec. “Accurate weather data is crucial on the farm, not just for operational excellence, but to better manage inputs and to increase yields. We are leveraging IBM’s unique insights to provide farmers and retailers with the climate-based information they need.”
Fernanda Borges, IBM business development leader for weather in Latin America adds, “It’s not only a matter of weather data, it’s what the weather data can bring to farmers and to their businesses.”
Solinftec combines real-time agronomy, machine and weather data to feed algorithms and drive operational excellence and compliance. “As an example, Solinftec users in Brazil have seen an increase in the efficiency of their operations by up to 40%,” adds Padrão.
“Both IBM and Solinftec are committed to helping their customers accomplish operational efficiency, resource optimization and increased results. Since 2018, Solinftec has been using IBM weather data to leverage solutions that benefit their consumers and the society, promoting innovation and addressing critical problems related to agriculture, food production, sustainability and waste reduction. This is a key partnership for IBM and we are working together to explore new technologies that can expand Solinftec’s capabilities, delivering higher value data to their customers and more precise business insights,” adds Jose Luis Spagnuolo, distinguished engineer and director WW Tech Sales for IBM AI Applications.
“Consumers and businesses around the world are increasingly focused on sustainability issues. IBM is ready to provide quality and high precision data on a large scale to support companies who focus on increasing operational efficiency and optimizing resources from its clients,” says Borges. “Solinftec, with its digital agriculture expertise and scale, is a key part of our global strategy to support agribusiness and serve people around the world.
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Solinftec is a leading platform that combines cutting edge technology to drive agricultural digitalization across more than 22 million acres globally. We deliver solutions to connect farms and different players in food production, leveraging operational efficiency, better use of inputs and agriculture compliance, ultimately reducing environmental impact. Solinftec was founded in 2007, has over 600 employees headquartered in Aracatuba, São Paulo, Brazil and West Lafayettte, Indiana. For more information, visit omssolinftecpr.wpengine.com.