Telus has today announced the launch of its new business unit Telus Agriculture, which will be dedicated to providing innovative solutions to support the agriculture industry with connected technology. It will optimize the food value chain by leveraging data to increase efficiency, production, and yields.
Telus Agriculture currently supports more than 100 million acres of agricultural land, backed by a team of more than 1,200 experts across Canada, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Armenia, Germany, China, and Australia.
“The launch of Telus Agriculture reflects Telus’ unwavering commitment to our social purpose to leverage our world-leading technology to create remarkable human and social outcomes as, together, we help to protect and improve the global food system,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of Telus.
“TELUS Agriculture is tackling agriculture and agri-food’s complex data management challenges by linking systems together in new ways. Connecting the value chain and building solutions that make it convenient and valuable to shift to digital will help our customers drive industry-wide profitability while delivering better, healthier products to the consumer,” said Francois Gratton, EVP and Group President TELUS and Chair TELUS Health and TELUS Agriculture.
Meanwhile, Telus Agriculture has also announced the acquisition of global sales and distribution solutions powerhouse AFS Technologies and SaaS farm management platform Agrian.