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Why Uruguay has displaced Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil

          Uruguay’s dairy industry has overtaken Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil, according to Globo Rural, a Brazilian site which specializes in farming news. “Brazil’s imports were globally 60% Argentine milk and the rest, 40% from Uruguay, but now Uruguay has moved to over 50%, meaning Argentina is losing ground in Latam largest economy and leading Mercosur partner”, Anibal Schaller manager of the Milk Industry Center, admitted to Globo Rural. “We…

INTERVIEW – PARAGUAY’S MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE: Today, we have what we never had before, markets.

Gustavo Leite, Paraguay’s minister of industry and commerce, highlights the elements that are luring foreign investors to his country. His predictions for 2014. With an economic growth rate of 13 percent in 2013, Paraguay has become one of the most interesting places to invest. With a stable legal and macroeconomic environment and a large market due to the combination of lower costs and having Brazil as a next-door neighbor, it’s a country that attracts the attention of those who, like Paraguay’s Minister…

So you want to live in Argentina ? Here is what you need to know

            Dr Rubiar has provided a summary for those looking to live or work in Argentina They have developed a legal strategy to assist immigrants who fail to fulfill the strict requirements for residency that have been recently imposed. Many expats, perma-tourists, and irregulars who fail to fulfill the requirements are, nonetheless, entitled by law to the right to live legally in this country. Their innovative strategy consists of litigating directly at a Federal Court for…

Who is Adecoagro in Argentina and what do they do ?

Adecoagro entered the Argentine agricultural market with the acquisition of the company Pecom Agropecuaria SA and its more than 74,000 hectares of land. At that time, Pecom Agropecuaria was the third major agricultural company in Argentina and this purchase of shares turned out to be the biggest purchase in Latin America in 2002. Adecoagro made an important transformation of the productive model with the purpose of optimizing land use and maximizing its potential. Agriculture was favored as the most important…

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…