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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,…

Argentine citrus giant San Miguel to acquire Peruvian fruit company

Argentine citrus company San Miguel has announced it is set to acquire major Peruvian mandarin producer Agrícola Hoja Redonda for US$64 million. San Miguel, one of Argentina’s most iconic lemon companies which have recently been putting more focus on sweet citrus, said it had signed a contract on July 14 to purchase Hoja Redonda.…

Looking at Agriculture as an asset class

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Agriculture is one of the oldest asset classes in the world, time tested and proven to weather economic uncertainty. Within agriculture, farmland has historically proven itself as a tangible, stable storage of wealth, appreciating approximately 3.5 percent annually over the last 30 years. A Global Farmland Index recently developed by Savills World Research, an index…

IMF sees Brazil and Argentina helping to pull Latin America out of recession

The International Monetary Fund offered an encouraging outlook for Brazil´s growth in 2018 since the intense political uncertainty is yielding, monetary policy easing and progress on the government’s economic reform agenda should help the country pull out of its worst recession in a century. Brazil will grow 1.7% in 2018, compared…

Understanding the Investment profile in Latin America – opportunities abound

Latin America’s biggest investment fund focused exclusively on the region has a message. “If you are seeking returns, go LatAm,” Javier Montero (pictured below), a fund manager with Moneda Asset Management SA, said in an interview at the company’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile. Moneda, with US$6.5 billion under…

Competition versus Cooperation and low-cost flights to South America

A New Opportunity for the Commercial and Vacation Traveler from the Oceania Air Hub to South America “Competition is always a good thing, it forces us to do our best while a monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity,” the US writer Nancy Pearcey once said. In Pearcey’s view on the matter, the low-cost airlines…

Investment funds worldwide after large farms in response to roaring investors´ demand to buy farmland assets

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With many agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. This is done by farm syndicates or direct ownership. As a result, investment funds…