International Farming Joins Forces with Solena® to Enhance Soil Insights Through Innovative Data Collection Partnership
With this union, we believe that Solena technology will enable data collection across the International Farming high-value crop portfolio, delivering invaluable insights that will advance sustainable farming practices and enable farmers to improve food production and soil health.
RALEIGH, NC - January 26, 2023 - Today, International Farming and Solena®, developer of the proprietary Prometheus data platform, announce a new partnership that will help accelerate the use of soil data insights in the agricultural industry. With this union, we believe that Solena technology will enable data collection across the International Farming high-value crop portfolio, delivering invaluable insights that will advance sustainable farming practices and enable farmers to improve food production and soil health.
"We are committed to identifying ways to transform agricultural processes in an effort to leave the land better than we found it," says Charlie McNairy, chief executive officer, International Farming. "One way we are doing this is through strategic partnerships, bringing innovative technology into the hands of our portfolio farmers. With the Solena platform, we will be able to uncover data-driven insights about the billions of microbes found within the soil, helping to boost operations and minimize negative results."
Through this partnership, Solena will collect and analyze soil data from several farmland properties in the International Farming portfolio. By studying data across multiple crops and regions, Solena will deliver insights that International Farming and its farmers can implement to enhance and improve farming practices. This partnership will innovate farming at the soil level, helping farmers produce better crops by identifying risks and boosting beneficial practices.
"Soil is crucial to successful farming, yet the complexity of soil microbial dynamics can create a lot of mystery for the agricultural industry, reducing the ability of farmers to adopt processes to yield better crops," says Irving Rivera, chief executive officer and co-founder of Solena. "With our proprietary technology, we are pulling back the curtain, uncovering data to help farmers better understand the impact of soil on their operations. This partnership with International Farming is monumental, as we will be able to further test our technology and deliver invaluable findings that will increase and maintain the profitability of its farmland assets."
To learn more about International Farming and its portfolio of agricultural investments, please visit internationalfarming.com. For those interested in discovering the innovation being developed by Solena, go to solena.ag.
About International Farming
With family roots in agribusiness dating back to 1827, International Farming is an agricultural investment manager with more than $2 billion of assets under management. International Farming leverages its professionals' global agricultural operating knowledge, multi-generational industry relationships, experience within the vertically integrated farm value chain, innovative in-house agronomy practices, and proprietary technology solutions to be the trusted supplier for leading food buyers.
About Solena Ag Inc.
Solena Ag is a leading soil-biotech company that has developed a unique AI-driven platform, "Prometheus," which leverages the complexity of soil microbiome data to match the soil's productivity and sustainability. Solena has developed Prometheus AI algorithms since 2017 and has gathered over 60 TB of genomic data from thousands of agricultural field samples across South and North America in 250 regions and multiple biodiverse ecosystems. Prometheus' value proposition is to be consistently accurate and specific for the soil conditions, diagnostics interpretation, and prescriptions of any given soil on land.