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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…

Chilean Agro Business is very diverse

Chilean Agriculture Chile is a leading producer and exporter of some of the world’s finest fruits, berries, vegetables, fish, shellfish, poultry, meats, and, of course, its premium wines.  Chile is the world’s largest exporter of fresh grapes (29%), plums (23%), and fresh fish fillets (22%); second largest exporter of frozen pacific salmon (30%), avocados…

GTSA expects a rebound in Real Estate prices later in 2014 in Buenos Aires

The real estate industry has experienced some of its most difficult years in Buenos Aires but we expect predict growth and an increase in prices late in 2014 and early 2015. Why ? – An increase in activity in the surrounding region, Buenos Aires Province,  favouring  the lower price range of U.S. $ 65,000 to US 120,000…

How Brazil out farmed the American farmer

After a half-century of dominance, the U.S. is losing its edge in agriculture to a booming, high-tech Latin American powerhouse. Its secret weapon? Soyabeans. A big swath of soya-producing lands that stretch between the Andes and the Atlantic forest and from northern Argentina to the southern flanks of the Amazon basin. Soylandia, as this immense region…

The Argentine Oil Industry Review

  The story of Argentina’s handling of its oil sector is stunning in its ineptitude. Argentine’s oil history begins with small-scale exploration in the late 19th century. The first discovery occurred in 1907, near a village on the coast in arid Patagonia, far to the south in a country that’s nearly twice the size of Alaska. Explorers were…

Pioneer New Zealanders investments in Brazilian Dairy Farming pay off

          Dairy Farm – Fazenda Leite Verde Investors from New Zealand are still entering with force in Brazilian, with some of the original  investors farming in the southwest of Bahia region, specifically the city of Jaborandi. Their focus was on dairy farming with the use of high technology –…

Real Estate Market in Maricá, Rio State – Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located about 60 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, boosted by strong growth opportunities generated by the exploitation of the biggest oil fields of Brazilian pre-salt, a 200 km straight line in the Atlantic Ocean, Maricá city boasts enormous potential for both economic development and diverse tourist attractions. Three current…

Doing business in Chile – Dairy farming – Arable farming – Vineyards

The Chilean dairy farming production industry is characterised by a mix of high-tech and low-tech farms, and of confinement and pastoral systems. • Milk production systems in the Northern-central part of Chile are mostly based on confined animals fed irrigated lucerne and maize in cut and carry operations. • Temperate-type milk…

This hi tech dairying farm in Uruguay is lead by an Argentine businessman

El Talar dairy company in Uruguay was started by Juan Carlos López Mena, who had a dream of helping to provide food to the world. In 2006, construction on the dairy farm began and by 2008, they started milking cows. The farm occupies about 6,800 hectares (about 16,800 acres) for dairy and feed production. In total, there…

Mendoza in Argentina produces the world’s best Red Wines in the World

ARGENTINA: The main fruit flavors in a glass of Argentine Malbec are blackberry, plum and black cherry. The nuanced flavors offer milk chocolate, cocoa powder, violet flowers, leather and, depending on the amount of oak aging, a sweet tobacco finish. FRANCE: While Argentine Malbec is fruit forward, France is quite the opposite.…

Farm land sales in Uruguay last year reached an all time high 1.3 Billion Dollars

Farm land sales in Uruguay totaled a record 1.3bn dollars in 2013, involving 1.868 sales of 370.927 ha, which is up 10% on 2012, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food ministry’s Stats Office, DIEA. Uruguay’s farmland covers approximately 17 million hectares. According to DIEA the…

Wills and Inheritance Basics In South America are different to Western Countries

The basic order of wills and inheritance in Latin American Spanish Speaking Countries after someone dies is that of surviving spouse, children,  parents, grandparents, siblings, and then cousins. This also includes rights of spouses and children of the direct ascendant or descendant. You are allowed to give a certain…

China’s purchase of Nidera makes it a large player in grain exports from Argentina

China’s purchase of Nidera makes it a large player in grain exports from Argentina   China’s move to buy a controlling stake in Netherlands-based agricultural trading company Nidera has divided the waters among farmers in Argentina, one of the world’s leading soy exporters, with larger producers celebrating…

Chile Property Taxes Update

Chile Property Taxes Update First, some basic tax terminology in Chile Property Taxes in Chile is paid proportional to a government valuation of each individual property.  These valuations are known as “avalúo fiscal” and are governed by the Chilean IRS, “Servicio de Impuestos Internos (SII).” The Chilean IRS is regulated by the Real Estate Tax Law…

How does Chile’s measure land values using different currency mechanisms ?

Chile’s measure land values using different currency mechanisms This post introduces a modern example of medium-unit divergence: the Chilean peso and Chile’s Unidad de Fomento or UF Like most modern currencies, the peso is issued by the nation’s central bank; the Banco Central de Chile. Local banks offer peso-denominated…