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The Brazil Region called The Cerrando is seen by some as 500 million acres of potential cropping land

The Cerrando region is a sprawling savanna stretching across 1.2 million square miles of central Brazil. It is the world’s most biologically rich savanna. It has over 10,000 species of plants, of which 45% are exclusive to the Cerrado, and it stretches across nearly 500 million acres of Brazil…

GTSA Group Profile for South America

Gateway to South America is one of South America’s Southern Cone’s most experienced specialised real estate marketing companies with representation in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We offer a comprehensive selection of rural, lifestyle and residential property throughout the region.     #adp02 Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience…

Direct Farmland Investments in South America

Farmland is seen an attractive long-term investment that offers current income, capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favorable diversification that is negatively correlated with traditional asset classes. Most investors have experienced wrenching declines in the value of their portfolios from time to time, but those with an allocation to agriculture benefited from less volatility and positive returns to offset losses from the other asset classes. Current Income Crop farmland has consistently produced…

Overview of Investing in Farmland in South America

Investment in South America farmland provides the opportunity for significant returns, but an in-depth understanding of the market is essential. Across the world farmland values continue to grow and farmland remains a top performing asset. The Savills Global Farmland Index shows an average global annualised growth since 2002 of 20% – with the…

China’s farming Interests continue to expand overseas

In China,  the very word for “farmer,” nongmin, is synonymous with “peasant.” Many Chinese farmers are long past retirement age but still tilling tiny, inefficient plots of land. Motivated by the search for big expanses of land with abundant supplies of clean water, Chinese are looking far afield — to the United States,…

The grain giants of South America change direction

An unfriendly government has caused some of Argentina’s agriculture groups to shrink their presence in the country. El Tejar, once Argentina’s largest farming group and still the largest in the Americas, harvested only 30,000 hectares (75,000 acres) in the 2012-13 growing season, down from 180,000 the year before and 300,000 at its peak. The…