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World wine production “to hit 50-year low”

Global wine production is expected to fall to its lowest in more than 50 years, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). The group blamed the decline on extreme weather in Italy, France, and Spain – the world’s top three producers.Total world output is projected to fall 8% from last year to about 247 million hectolitres.…

Missed Opportunities – The Economic History of Latin America

Latin America, home to about 600 million people, is blessed with natural resources, fertile land, and vibrant cultures, yet the region remains much poorer than its neighbors to the north. Why has no country in Latin America reached living standards like those enjoyed by other countries? In a new book, The Economics of Contemporary Latin America,…

South American Political Map and What It Means for the Agro Industry

The South American political map provides some insight into the economic and political structure of the region and its effects on the agro industry. Learn more. The South American Political Map and What It Means for the Agro-Industry In 2016, Brazil hit its highest level of stocks in over four years. Brazilian stocks have risen over 48 percent and…

Paraguay: has specialised agriculture in each farming region

A preliminary mapping of this country of opportunities shows a diverse and rich productive structure with cattle ranching as a fundamental pillar of the flourishing Paraguayan economy. In fact, Paraguay offers a variety of productive bets in each of its regions: the west, where most of the agricultural holdings are located and the majority of the…

Argentina: Latin America’s Third-Largest Economy

Argentina is a Republic (similar but not the same Constitution to the USA) with 23 provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires ( locally known Capital Federal), being its capital. Buenos Aires has a population size of 3.89 million and a metropolitan population of around 17 million, making it the largest city in the Argentina and fourth largest…

Argentine Congress of CREA 2017: Technology brings a wave of new disruptive options

At the CREA Tech conference,  held in Cordoba, Argentina there were a large number of new tech startups, applications of robotics and advances in genetics on show. A wave of new technological developments, outside the traditional technology of inputs, is making its way into the agriculture and pastoral sectors. It brings…