AGCO and Infosys: Sowing the Seeds of Sustainable Agriculture
AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions, is on a mission to feed the world in a sustainable way. From electric tractors to sustainable biofuels, the agtech major has been pioneering several tech-powered innovations to realize its vision.
In The Economist Impact’s ‘Scope for Change’ series, Eric Hansotia, Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation; Louisa Parker-Smith, Director, Global Sustainability, AGCO Corporation and Jasmeet Singh, EVP and Global Head of Manufacturing, Infosys discuss how AGCO and Infosys are working together to help farmers across the globe increase their yields in a sustainable manner.
“Our partnership journey with AGCO is five years in the making. We are delivering a digital platform tool set for AGCO that delivers the solutions and products to AGCO’s end customers, i.e., farmers and dealerships. What the farmers can do is tremendous and can have a phenomenal impact in a sustainable way.”
- Jasmeet Singh, EVP and Global Head of Manufacturing, Infosys
“Feeding the world is a passion for all of our employees and sustainability is an important topic as we look at what we can do with our farmers to help make the planet more sustainable.”
- Eric Hansotia, Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation
“At a very high level, our focus is firstly on electric and hybrid tractors. The second area is the use of sustainable fuels and electrification of agricultural equipment. This could be renewable diesel, biofuels and alternatives like Hydrogen. And lastly, how do we build in intelligence and technology into the machine so that they operate as efficiently as they can.”
- Louisa Parker-Smith, Director, Global Sustainability, AGCO Corporation