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BioConsortia Expands into Brazil

BioConsortia Expands into Brazil. agTech; AgriTech; agriculture

Key Takeaways

  1. BioConsortia, a leader in sustainable agriculture R&D, announces its strategic expansion into Brazil.
  2. The company focuses on next-generation microbial products that reduce the need for synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and protect crops.
  3. Brazil’s biological product market exceeds $850 million, offering a prime opportunity for BioConsortia’s unique products.
  4. BioConsortia has appointed key personnel to accelerate its commercial activities in Brazil.
  5. The expansion aims to contribute to global sustainability by improving farmer profitability and reducing agriculture’s ecological impact.

BioConsortia, Inc., a leading R&D company in sustainable agriculture, has announced its strategic expansion into Brazil. The move aims to leverage the country’s burgeoning biological product market, which exceeds $850 million, and to introduce next-generation microbial products that can revolutionize sustainable farming practices.

A Focus on Microbial Products

BioConsortia’s microbial products are designed to reduce the need for synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and protect crops from various pests, including diseases, nematodes, and soil insects. These products offer a shelf-life of more than two years at ambient temperatures and an 18-month life on seeds. They are as effective as chemical nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides, making them highly attractive to growers, distributors, and seed companies.

Brazil’s Leading Role in Sustainable Agriculture

Over the past decade, Brazilian farmers have rapidly adopted biological products, particularly for broadacre crops like soybeans, corn, sugarcane, and cotton. “We have accelerated our entrance into Brazil because, even as the country leads the world in the use of biologicals, we believe BioConsortia’s products offer improved performance to growers,” said Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO of BioConsortia.

Strategic Appointments and Partnerships

BioConsortia has appointed Cesar Lamonega as the Business Development Lead for Latin America. His extensive network and experience in Brazilian agriculture are expected to accelerate the company’s commercial activities in the region. The company also added Debora Chaves Coelho Leite to the regulatory team, bringing in her broad regulatory experience from previous roles at Vigna Brazil and Monsanto Brazil. BioConsortia has also announced an R&D and Commercial Agreement with Mosaic Company for nitrogen-fixing microbial solutions.

Future Prospects

BioConsortia has begun registration efforts for multiple seed-applied products, including a fungicide targeting early-season pathogens and a broad-spectrum nematicide. Field testing in Brazilian corn production is already underway, aiming to demonstrate meaningful yield increases and reduced application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.

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