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Micro-chipped cows are putting Argentinian beef exports back on the map

image of Argentina: Los lácteos
A 16-year snub by the US is prompting Argentine farmers to look towards Asian markets via digital innovations. Argentina’s push to ramp up agriculture exports is moving to a new frontier: micro-chipped cows. For the first time, the nation’s government will work to promote the technology in an effort to increase the traceability of…

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR HAS ARRIVED

image of South American crops
Smart farming is becoming the norm in developed countries This is a report funded by Microsoft on the disruption taking place in the food sector in New Zealand and around the world. I have been saying for some time that small farmers who carry on the traditional forms of farming will increasingly struggle to survive. Certainly, there is evidence…

What are farm syndicates and how do they operate?

Farm syndicates are a business model that offers investors the possibility of buying shares or part ownership to take part of a rural productive initiative, whether this is an agricultural project or a horticultural one. It consists of several investors, with similar interests, who are seeking to obtain benefits through rural activities, without the need of settling in a…

My favourite videos of Buenos Aires recently upgraded suburb “The Retiro”

image of Arquitectura Francesa en Buenos Aires
The name Retiro means ‘the Retreat’, the name of a country house owned by a Spanish governor in the late 17th century. Today, Retiro is, for most people, synonymous with two newly renovated train stations and the principal bus station in Buenos Aires. Mitre is a British-built station (look out for plaques of the British material…

Peru’s mining bonanza spurring growth, and new investment

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski, visibly frustrated by the lack of progress in infrastructure and other investment projects during his first year in office, has pledged to get the economy moving with a public spending spree. Now, a windfall driven by surging mining exports looks set to make that possible. Peru’s first half export…

With confidence in the future Algodon Wine Estates doubles its land holdings in Mendoza

Algodon has just announced that the Algodon Group has acquired an additional 2,088 acres (845 hectares) of land directly adjacent to the existing property at Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael in Mendoza. This land acquisition has more than doubled the size of their existing estate, from 2,050 acres (830 hectares) to 4,138 acres…