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Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity

image of Plantación forestal en Paraguay
Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity In a context of decreasing global availability of natural forests and growing demand of sustainable wood products, Paraguay offers opportunities in forestry that go beyond its excellent climate and soil conditions and general advantages for agribusiness investment. Mild temperature year round and high precipitation regime contribute to a faster growth rate and good yields of some commercial species and consequently, to a shorter payback period: 12 years versus…

Wall Street investors again buying up farmland

For farmers gearing up to harvest millions of acres of land this fall in the face of low commodity prices, the rows of corn, soybeans and other crops have long been viewed as key to their survival. But increasingly those same acres are drawing the attention of Wall Street investors looking to tap into those fields for profit. Investors have turned to farmland as part of a sweeping push into physical assets — everything from lumber, hotels and apartments to parking meters, bridges and highways. Farmland is…

Wall Street Journal very negative re Argentina’s economy

Argentina’s economy is headed for another collapse no matter what the outcome of October’s complex presidential race, according to a Wall Street Journal editorial. WSJ’s Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes: “Argentina is headed for another collapse. The test for the next president will be how to juggle the economic adjustment while restoring institutional credibility and recovering a culture of tolerance.” The piece published Monday lays out the three candidates vying for PresidentChristina Kirchner’s…

The Leading Countries In Grains Trade – Or, Why Argentina Is Still ‘The World’s Barn’

The Leading Countries In Grains Trade: A recent report issued by the “Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario” ranks countries according to their position in the global trade of grains, oils and sub products. According to the ranking, Argentina has the largest relative participation. Estimates suggest the global production of grains surpassed 3 billion tonnes in the 2014-2015 season. The world produced roughly 3.033 billion tones of grains in the 2014-2015 season. Cereals represented 82.2 percent, while oleaginous…

Enforcing Contracts in South America ?

Enforcing Contracts in South America? The Enforcing Contracts topic assesses the efficiency of the judicial system by following the evolution of a commercial sale dispute over the quality of goods and tracking the time, cost and number of procedures involved from the moment the plaintiff files the lawsuit until payment is received. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014 showing the following rating given to South America Countries. This was done by a The World Bank Group   …

Paraguay’s Chaco Region – Its changing landscape from raw scrubland to productive pastures

The Chaco Region of Paraguay The Gran Chaco, is located to the East of the Andes and to the West of the Paraguay River, is unevenly divided between Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. It stretches for about 1,500km North to South and about 700km East to West, encircling the area of about 250 thousand square kilometers. To visualize its size, one can imagine the area of Ecuador (about 248 thousand square kilometers). Chaco was originally completely covered with native raw scrublands but now is undergoing…