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World Renown Investor Jim Rogers gives his view on Farm Land Investments over the next 30 years

By Carolyn Cui from the Wall Street Jornal Agricultural prices have been rallying for several years now, but Jim Rogers thinks there’s still room to grow. The commodities investor said on Tuesday that he is still bullish on agriculture, calling it a great place for investors to be for the next two…

Why is Argentina considered the Polo Capital of the world

Well there are 20,000 registered polo players in Argentina, more than ten times of each of the US and UK for a start. There are more than 100,000 grooms who specifically care for horses. Polo in Argentina is more affordable and of a higher standard than anywhere else.  Argentina’s best polo team has not lost against another country…

The Modernisation of Peru Continues

The Modernisation of Peru Continues Bloomberg News, April 24 (Bloomberg) Something extraordinary is happening in Peru. There has been considerable improvement in the economy and in the stability of political life. And the country is experiencing strong — though still limited — progress in its social programs. But above and beyond these achievements,…

Chile winemaker Concha y Toro will invest $60 million during 2012

Chile winemaker Concha y Toro will invest $60 million into its own business during 2012, chairman Alfonso Larrain told reporters. Concha y Toro, one of the world’s biggest wine exporters, is focusing its business strategy on premium wines to offset the stronger peso and rising production costs. Concha y Toro reported sales of…

Uruguay, an attractive and safe country for investors

Uruguay, a country with a long term strategy which is based on an open economy to the world”, said Astori who is visiting the International Real Estate conference (SIMA) in Madrid, in which Uruguay this year is a special guest. The four day event which has 150 stands and almost 400 promotion desks offers real estate opportunities in such distant…

Asian investment boom seen in Latin America

Selling soybeans, iron and copper ore and other commodities to Asian countries has transformed Latin America over the past decade, stabilizing economies despite worldwide crises and lifting tens of millions of people into the middle class. Now, say officials from both Asia and Latin America, a second gold rush is under way. by The Associated Press Asian…

Irrigated Farming in Bahia Brazil leading the way to Sustainable Farming

The outstanding performance of the Western Bahaian fields in the current crop year now coming to a close, registered with precision and accuracy in the edition of the Western Bahian Yearbook – 2009/10 Crop, was the final  touch to a period of impressive achievements. The first of which was the celebration of the 20th anniversary…

China’s trade with Latin America grew in 2011

The value of China’s trade with Latin America rose 31.5 percent last year to $241.5 billion, a senior Chinese official said. Exchanges between the Asian giant and Latin America totaled just $10 billion as recently as 11 years ago, Chinese Trade Ministry Counselor Yu Zhong Lu told foreign correspondents in Beijing. China exported $121.7 billion…

Agricultural Exports Increase from Peru’s Coastal Deserts

For Peru, agriculture has always been about water and finding inventive ways to capture it. Examples from prehistory include the terraced gardens of the Huari people, the underground aqueducts of the Nazcas, and systems of reservoirs and canals used by the Incas to irrigate their mountain fields. #adp02 Those ancients would be in awe of how…

Grupo Los Grobo says Brazil IPO will have to wait

Argentina’s leading agricultural conglomerate, Grupo Los Grobo, is keeping its planned initial public offering on stand-by as market conditions are not yet suitable. Los Grobo President Gustavo Grobocopatel said in an interview in the coastal city of Cartagena, where he is attending a hemispheric summit, that the company’s IPO plans…

Brazil to lead world in biotech crops

Brazil is on course to dislodge the United States as the world’s top producer of biotech crops in the coming years, a leading promoter of farm biotechnology said Tuesday. The US currently holds the lead with 69 million hectares (170 million acres) under biocrop cultivation in 2011, ahead of Brazil with 30.3 million, Argentina with 23.7 million and India with…

Brazil expects to export large amounts of banana

Brazil expects to export large amounts of banana Minas Gerais banana production in 2012 is around 657 thousand tons, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistic (IBGE). According to the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Supplies (SEAPA), a raise of 1% on the previous season is the estimation, after a series of small yearly…

Want more startups? learn from Chile

The foreigners will take our jobs away! Only the Nicaraguans will come! You can’t build a Silicon Valley without venture capital. These were just a few of the arguments from opponents of a government program I helped create in 2010 to boost local entrepreneurship in Chile. The program, called Start-Up Chile, seemed crazy at the time. Give $40,000 to startups…

San Telmo – The new “It” Barrio?

San Telmo has long been regarded as the bohemian heart of the city, oozing with caricature and charm not to mention that the barrio is the home of Tango and the world famous antiques market.  However the area has always been regarded as a little scruffy and undesirable.  Until now. For many years developers and investors alike have been speculating that San Telmo will…

Argentina impulsa inversiones en energía eólica

Argentina impulsa inversiones en energía eólica El gobierno local de la cuidad argentina comenzó a medir las condiciones del viento en distintos puntos del territorio provincial, con el objetivo de producir electricidad en base a la energía eólica en un futuro próximo. El proceso tiene su origen en un convenio que se firmó el año pasado entre…