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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,…

Are Latin Girls the most beautiful in the world?

The Great Debate Are Latin Girls the most beautiful in the world is a question often asked. Yes, there are beautiful girls everywhere.  But there are some countries where there are higher concentrations of beautiful girls and a higher rating of beauty overall. According to other lists on the internet, not by individuals who vote specifically…

Why China is looking to increase agribusiness investment in Latin America

CHINA SPEND ON AUSTRALIAN AGRIBUSINESS HAS TRIPLED IN ONE YEAR China’s investment in Australian agribusiness has tripled in just a year as China strives to meet rising demand for high-quality food among its growing middle class. In 2016, Chinese companies invested $1.2 billion in Australian agribusiness – three times 2015’s…

Australia’s Agtech SproutX sows seeds for success across Latin America

Australian agribusiness startup and innovation hub, SproutX has joined forces with Latin American-based early stage venture fund, NXTP Labs to launch AgtechPassport, an exchange program for agtech startups. Launched in Sydney by visiting Argentine Vice Minister for Agriculture, Ricardo (Ricky) Negri late last month, the AgtechPassport…

8 Common Issues and Hurdles with Early Start-Up Business Development in Latin America

Harris Gomez Group has been helping companies enter the Latin American market for 15 years. Throughout the years, we have worked with hundreds of companies, from small to large, as they have tried to enter the Region, all with varying strategies. We like to say around our offices that we have seen the good, the bad, and the…

The Key to Protecting Your IP in Latin America

Written by Andrea Dawson, Senior Lawyer and IP Specialist. Owners of intellectual property (IP) have many ways to protect their valuable assets. Perhaps, the most obvious way is to register intellectual property in the relevant jurisdictions and then enforce those IP right against third party infringers. When it comes to doing business in which your IP is involved,…

Peru: Early season avocados to ramp up in 2017, says ProHass president

Exponential growth in avocado production out of Peru is no secret in the global produce industry, but the head of grower association ProHass says the country’s earlier production regions will start to make their presence felt this year. ProHass’ relatively new president Daniel Bustamante, who assumed the role in November last year,…