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Signs of positive change in Argentina

Signs of positive change in Argentina Here in Argentina we are living in a pre-election situation with both of the two likely Presidential candidates promising a more business approach to running the country than we have had in the past lost decade. With commodity prices now well down, inflation high ( 25% or more ) and foreign exchange controls making business very…

A financial crisis in China is affecting Residential Real Estate elsewhere

This is what is happening in my home country New Zealand. Will this buying interest now come to South America now that many of these countries are also heavily indebted to China. New Zealand real estate market is currently under pressure from Chinese buyers desperate to get money out of China. South America is not receiving…

The Current State Of Pastoral Farming In Uruguay

Back in the early years of the 21st century, when soy production began to dramatically increase in Uruguay, many worried voices were heard concerning the future of pastoral farming, the traditional land use. Yet, the URUGUAY XXI 2014 foreign trade report lists meat and related exports as the first product, ahead of soy beans. Do both land uses exclude…

What are the key Reasons investors should consider with Agri-Funds

GTSA represents and recommends an Agri-Fund who supplied information for the following report. Agri-Funds are an innovative and smart way to reap the benefits of agribusiness investments using an efficient, transparent and liquid investment vehicle. While agricultural commodities prices have been low during last year, the long-term…

Olmos Irrigation Project Reviewed in Peru

INCREASING ARABLE SOILS THROUGH IRRIGATION: The OLMOS project, LAMBAYEQUE, PERU Since before Inca times (XV-XVI centuries), Peruvian people constrained by the Central Andes region geographical characteristics have strived to dominate water for agriculture. Perú climate zones: Coast, Sierra and Forest      Irigation channel in Inca settlement Tipón,…

Rice Production in Paraguay

Rice Production in Paraguay: Paraguay, a relatively small landlocked country in central South America, has an area of 406,750 km2 and a population of 6.6 million (2011). The country consists of fertile irrigated plains in the east and dry savanna in the west. Arable land is 9.6% of the land area. Most crops are grown in the easterly plains, with soybeans still being the major export crop. However, rice is becoming increasingly important. Since 2007, production has increased more than 500% making Paraguay one…