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What happens to the Soya that South America exports ?

Soya is one of the most rapidly spreading crops in the world, particularly in South America export. The  demand continues to rise due to the increased consumption of meat and dairy products and the  biofuels boom. It is the crop that provides the largest amount of protein per hectare, and it is  used to make fodder for animals, prepared foods,…

The soya value chain in Paraguayan agriculture

The soya value chain  can be divided into five phases (see above ).  Of these, only two (in green in the graphic) are carried out in Paraguay agriculture. According to a national analyst, ‘soya production in Paraguay is practically like an assembly plant: the inputs come from abroad, the and and water are provided here and often the same company…

Wine Country Retreat: Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Valle de Uco is a unique place in the world, recognized as one of the 8 Great Wine Capitals, with a pristine environment and ideal year-round weather. Here you can enjoy a magnificent carefree lifestyle at an affordable price while your estate appreciates in value. Imagine owning one of the finest managed vineyard properties anywhere, with your…

Argentina’s debt fight with the Vulture Funds harboured in the US: What it is, why it matters to the world

Argentina’s 13-year  debt fight with creditors erupted in U.S. courts last week, and the results were messy. Argentina had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling that it must pay $1.5 billion to hedge funds for bonds Argentina had defaulted on in 2001. The…

China needs more of the worlds food, making investing in the Agriculture sector a sure bet

By Ding Xuedong To the people, food is the most important issue under the sky.” So says an old Chinese proverb; but if that is so, the clouds may be darkening. As the world’s population grows – and as its people grow more prosperous and more carnivorous – it will only become more difficult to provide…

Uruguay Real Estate Sales have enjoyed strong growth in an uncertain region

Montevideo enjoyed high residential property price increases in 2013, despite a slowdown since 2012 due to a significant drop in demand from neighboring Argentina.  The average selling price for Montevideo apartments was 13% up during the year to November 2013,  at around US$ 2,050 per square metre (sq. m.).  There were…