Agriculture startups (AgTechs): a bibliometric study using SciMAT and VOSviewer software

Startups agrícolas (AgTechs): un estudio bibliométrico utilizando el software SciMAT y VOSviewer




AgTech, Bibliometric Study, SciMAT, VOSviewer


Due to the population increase and the problems related to environmental sustainability that this increase will bring to the planet, the agribusiness sector has a great responsibility to fulfill, in the sense of feeding a growing population sustainably. In this context, there is an increase in investment in innovative technologies, many of them developed and marketed by AgTechs, the technological startups in agribusiness, which have emerged with strength in this 4.0 agriculture scenario, where increasingly accurate, connected technologies are desired, and environmentally sustainable. Despite the growing interest from different markets in the subject of AgTechs, studies showing, in general, and in-depth, the development of the subject in the scientific literature was not found. Thus, this work aimed to present a bibliographical study on the theme of agricultural startups (AgTechs). The methodology used was the bibliometric study, using SciMAT and VOSviewer software. The databases used for the study were Web of Science and Scopus. The results showed that the theme is not well consolidated in the literature, but it is in a dizzying growth, with 71.3% of the articles having been published in the last 3 years, in 79 journals, and with publications covering 44 countries. The study brought important contributions to a better understanding of the term AgTech in the literature and the improvement of concepts related to this ecosystem.


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Bueno, L. O., Mendes, J. A. J. ., Oliveira, A. Y. ., & Gerolamo, M. C. . (2022). Agriculture startups (AgTechs): a bibliometric study using SciMAT and VOSviewer software: Startups agrícolas (AgTechs): un estudio bibliométrico utilizando el software SciMAT y VOSviewer. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 7(2), e0312.