South American Real Estate News
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Uruguay’s largest dairy farmer has sold down more than 10% of their portfolio

NZ Farming Systems Uruguay, the South American dairy unit of Singapore-based Olam International, has sold some 7,771 hectares of farmland in Uruguay to local interests for about US$53.7 million in gross cash proceeds around US $6,800 per ha. The transactions would free up cash “for redeployment into more value-accretive projects,” Olam said in a statement. About 1,769 hectares in western Uruguay was sold to farming group Nalmer, while retaining access for the next two years via a lease. It sold…

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral Part of the huge exodus of European peoples, great numbers of Scots emigrated overseas in the hundred years before the first world war. Most of them settled in the United States of America or in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Britain’s vast empire. A significant minority, however, emigrated to South American states, Argentina being a popular choice. The first Scots settled there in the years prior to Argentina becoming an independent…

Incredibly high’ NZ land prices divert dairy farm investors to Chile

The “incredibly high” bubble prices of New Zealand dairy farms have prompted a number of savvy farm investors to switch some of their new investments to Chile where the dairy sector offers “the best risk-adjusted returns in global agriculture”. The current market is  supported from strong growth in Asian consumption. “[This] might lead to a potential demand overhang for dairy products of as much as 5 billion litres by 2020,” said Detlef Schoen, head of farm investments…

“Enormous potential” for new Agro funds in South America

Buy land, said Mark Twain, they ain’t making it any more. He also observed that one of the secrets of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. Taken together, these two aphorisms go a long way to explaining the appeal of investment in agriculture.The world may not be making any more land but it’s certainly making more people, and increasingly many millions of those extra mouths are consuming what they like – and that means protein-rich meat diets of the…

So you want to buy farm land in South America – What are the options ?

So you want to be a farmer in South America. Investing in farmland can make for an intriguing alternative to the stock market. Farmland is  safe historically and a great hedge against inflation and is an asset class that does not correlate with the normal stock market. As the world’s population continues to grow (9.15 billion estimate by 2050) and the global middle-class continues to emerge (with changing dietary habits toward more calories and meat), farmland is poised to become an even more intriguing…

Paraguay – One of the worlds largest exporters of Soya offer Investors a share

Paraguay is the world’s fourth biggest exporter of soya, a crop that has been dubbed “green gold.” Its harvest – likely to reach a record 9 million tonnes this season – is mostly shipped as raw soybeans to the European Union, where it is used in cattle feed, or to Argentina for the manufacture of biofuels. More than three million hectares of soybean are currently sown in Paraguay, nearly triple the area in 1998, and agricultural exports will account for the majority of the country’s predicted…