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The water-table has risen 10 meters in Argentina’s Pampa Region since the 70’s

Unlike many of the world’s main food basket regions where over irrigation, climate change and ground water pollution is the problem, Argentina is having a different challenge. Since the seventies the water table has been rising, according to a report by INTA ( Argentina’s Agriculture Department ) Marcos Juárez; The ascent…

Harvard University selling forest Investments in Uruguay

Harvard University is trying to sell timberland located in Uruguay worth about US$120 million, including a eucalyptus forest, as the endowment moves to unload natural resources assets to boost the fund’s performance, according to a report from Bloomberg. The timberland includes about 20,000 hectares of eucalyptus tree farms, according to people…

Competition versus Cooperation and low-cost flights to South America

A New Opportunity for the Commercial and Vacation Traveler from the Oceania Air Hub to South America “Competition is always a good thing, it forces us to do our best while a monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity,” the US writer Nancy Pearcey once said. In Pearcey’s view on the matter, the low-cost airlines…

Investment funds worldwide after large farms in response to roaring investors´ demand to buy farmland assets

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
With many agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. This is done by farm syndicates or direct ownership. As a result, investment funds…

2017 Top 50 Latin American Brands

In the past year, global uncertainty has challenged economies, consumers, and brands all across Latin America. Depressed oil prices, currency fluctuation and lacklustre demand in some of LatAm’s key export markets have contributed to slow economic growth in the region. Consumer confidence and household budgets have also taken a hit with inflation running as high…

The Kings of soy, maize, meat and milk in Argentina

A review of the major players in Argentine Agriculture. The agricultural sector is one of the most diverse parts of the Argentine economy. The golden years of the landowners and their large estates in the Humid Pampa, some almost as large as small countries of Europe, has been left behind for the most part. There are still some very large farms, ie here is one farm…