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Latin America holds 42% of the world’s agriculture expansion potential

Source MercoPress Latin America is one of the few regions of the world where agriculture production can expand since it holds 42% of that potential globally, said Victor M. Villalobos Director General of the Inter American Institute for the Cooperation on Agriculture, IICA. In an interview because of the 70th anniversary of IICA, Villalobos underlined that Latin America is a net exporter of food and plays an important role when addressing the challenge of increasing world food production so as to guarantee…

Doug Casey, the noted economist, best-selling financial author, international investor, entrepreneur and the founder of Casey Research, gives his views on investing in Argentine Real Estate

Doug Casey, the noted economist, best-selling financial author, international investor, entrepreneur and the founder of Casey Research, had the following to say about investing in Argentine real estate: “I think what’s going to happen, given the demographics we spoke of in Europe, is that thousands and thousands of Europeans are going to come to Argentina. Not poor ones, the kind who immigrated a hundred years ago, but wealthy ones. #adp02 They’ll see that the lifestyle is better in Argentina. It’s…

Uruguay and Argentina agree to exchange tax data. Uruguay changes its Banking Secrecy Rules

Uruguay and Argentina agreed to exchange tax data in a deal that gives Argentine inspectors the power to dig up information on savers with bank accounts in the neighbouring country, officials said yesterday. The agreement followed months of negotiations. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) had urged Uruguay to strike such accords with its biggest trading partners, among them Argentina and Brazil. Both countries’ legislatures are expected to ratify the deal by mid-year. It…

UK passion for Argentine wines: First quarter 2012 imports rocket 15% in volume

UK passion for Argentine wines MercoPress Argentine wine exports to the UK have rocketed by 25% in value and 12% in volume in the first three months of the year. This put the UK back ahead of Brazil as Argentina’s third largest market worldwide, and the US and Canada, and represents the largest gains for over four years. “It’s the volume figure that is the most encouraging” said Andrew Maidment, European director of Wines of Argentina. “Given that there is obviously a delay between this export data…

Argentine Wines – Key Growing Regions Updated

Argentine Wines – Key Growing Regions Updated Argentina’s grape growing areas are divided into three main regions that mostly follow the country’s long western border along the Andes Mountains. Northwest/Norte — High altitude Salta Meaning “very beautiful”, Salta’s vineyards are located in the desert-like Calchaquí Valley and have the Andes’ highest peaks in the background. * Vineyard altitude is 4,200 – 9,842’ * Highest vineyard in world at 9,842’ in Colomé * Average annual…

Why Urban Farming Is the Future

Why Urban Farming Is the Future Dr Robert Biel is an author and academic, who works for University College London and has written about sustainable agriculture. More than that, he practices what he calls ”experimental agriculture” in his own allotment and with his students. Biel believes that we are coming to a crisis of agricultural production, and we need to have more ‘Food Sovereignty’, which he defines as greater autonomy over our own food production. He would like to see more local…