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Hass Avocado exports up 12,000 % over 14 years

According to Sierra Exportadora, the value of Peruvian Hass Avocado exports has increased by 12,000% over the past 14 years, from $2,480,000 dollars in the year 2000 to $305,533,000 dollars in 2014. The Chief Executive of Sierra Exportadora, Alfonso Velasquez Tuesta, said Peru had to take advantage of the agro-ecological characteristics of the inter-Andean valleys in the country,…

The disruption Facebook is having on traditional real estate advertising

The real estate industry has always had a love hate relationship with the portals such as zonaprop, argenprop , gatewaytosouthamerica.com etc. While it’s the portals that own the best audience for property buyers – and are therefore an important part of any vendor’s marketing spend – the charging models and sense of dependence has…

Investing in agriculture for 2018

Hardy investors are seeking new ways to grow their money IN THE next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together. But with sprawling cities gobbling up arable land, agricultural productivity gains decreasing, and demand for biofuels increasing, supply is not keeping up with demand. Clever farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs…

Economic Snapshot for Latin America

Recovery accelerates in Q3  Economic growth in Latin America sped up in the third quarter, as the long-awaited recovery takes hold. Preliminary data reveals that regional GDP expanded 1.7% annually in Q3, above Q2’s 1.1% rise and the strongest rate of growth since Q1 2014. Recovering confidence, accommodative financial conditions, rising commodities prices and…

What are the Different Types of Company Structures in Peru?

Peru is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and therefore an attractive emerging market for foreign investors. Out of 190 countries, Peru is ranked 54th on the ease of doing business index, according to the World Bank Group. Also included in the World Bank report was that Peru had an annual average growth rate from 2002 to 2016 of 5.6%…

Synthetic meats are on their way, but farmers could be left behind

This controversial article was recently published in New Zealand newspapers but could equally, apply to South American dairy and beef producers. ‘Fake’ animal proteins are set to disrupt world markets – and much faster than our agriculture industry is anticipating, argues food strategist Dr Rosie Bosworth. New Zealand’s agricultural sector has been…

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,…