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Uruguay’s largest dairy farmer has sold down more than 10% of their portfolio

NZ Farming Systems Uruguay, the South American dairy unit of Singapore-based Olam International, has sold some 7,771 hectares of farmland in Uruguay to local interests for about US$53.7 million in gross cash proceeds around US $6,800 per ha. The transactions would free up cash “for redeployment into more value-accretive…

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral Part of the huge exodus of European peoples, great numbers of Scots emigrated overseas in the hundred years before the first world war. Most of them settled in the United States of America or in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Britain’s vast empire.…

Incredibly high’ NZ land prices divert dairy farm investors to Chile

The “incredibly high” bubble prices of New Zealand dairy farms have prompted a number of savvy farm investors to switch some of their new investments to Chile where the dairy sector offers “the best risk-adjusted returns in global agriculture”. The current market is  supported from strong growth in Asian…

“Enormous potential” for new Agro funds in South America

Buy land, said Mark Twain, they ain’t making it any more. He also observed that one of the secrets of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. Taken together, these two aphorisms go a long way to explaining the appeal of investment in agriculture.The world may not be making any more land but it’s…

So you want to buy farm land in South America – What are the options ?

So you want to be a farmer in South America. Investing in farmland can make for an intriguing alternative to the stock market. Farmland is  safe historically and a great hedge against inflation and is an asset class that does not correlate with the normal stock market. As the world’s population continues to grow (9.15 billion…

One large Australian Corporation more interested in Latin America than Asia

Australia’s future prosperity is inextricably tied to Asia but Brisbane-based company Cardno doesn’t seem particularly interested. The fast growing infrastructure and environment services group has hitched its wagon to the North and Latin American economies and predicts a shift in global manufacturing from China…

Boom times ahead for Argentine with the winds of change begining

NO WEALTH HAS EVER BEEN CREATED BY GETTING IN LATE! THE ARGENTINE PESO HAS PLUNGED TO HISTORIC LOWS THE CURRENT MARKET VALUE OF ARGENTINA’S FARMS, COMMERCIAL, AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE IS A CONTRARIAN VALUE INVESTMENT PLAY RIGHT NOW CREATING CONDITIONS FOR A BOOM We believe there is already evidence of a turnaround in Argentina’s…

A large Chinese Soya Project in Brazil has stalled: What is happening

There are no signs to identify a barren field in northeastern Brazil that was meant to be the center of one of China’s most ambitious agricultural forays into South America. In 2011, Chongqing Grain Group Corp announced plans to build a soya crushing plant, railways and a giant inland storage and transportation hub to export…

What is happening to the Bio fuels Industry ?

Energy technology: Making large amounts of fuel from organic matter has proved to be more difficult and costly than expected SCIENTISTS have long known how to convert various kinds of organic material into liquid fuel. Trees, shrubs, grasses, seeds, fungi, seaweed, algae and animal fats have all been turned into biofuels to power cars, ships and even…

How to be a successful “Closer” in businesses – Invaluable advice

Everybody negotiates all the time. It’s part of everyday life. But most people just don’t have what it takes when it comes to getting the best personal outcome. They get jittery. They squirm. Some are stretched so far beyond their comfort zone they can literally feel ill. But in business being able to successfully close deals makes…

Rich Russians are bailing out of American Real Estate creating an opportunity for South American Vendors

Anecdotal evidence suggests that wealthy Russians, who have become a big part of the luxury real estate market in places like New York. London and Miami, may be sitting on the sidelines while the two countries fight it out on the diplomatic stage. We expect this to also affect commercial and…

How good of a negotiator are you – Can you pass this test

If you want to know how good or bad you are in negotiation, you have to evaluate yourself. Ask yourself the following questions and reflect. Do you believe that everything is negotiable all the time? Do you plan and do you have a clear strategy before going into a negotiation? Do you know your BATNA or Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement?…

Renting in Buenos Aires can be challenging if you are on a budget

Renting in Buenos Aires can be a challenge which can smother you in a cloud of anger, confusion and discomfort if you are on a tight budget. So here’s what you should expect when it’s your turn to navigate the world of renting an apartment in Buenos Aires. Pesos or Dollars? Pesos or Dollars? No, this isn’t the debut single…

The Brazil Region called The Cerrando is seen by some as 500 million acres of potential cropping land

The Cerrando region is a sprawling savanna stretching across 1.2 million square miles of central Brazil. It is the world’s most biologically rich savanna. It has over 10,000 species of plants, of which 45% are exclusive to the Cerrado, and it stretches across nearly 500 million acres of Brazil…

GTSA Group Profile for South America

Gateway to South America is one of South America’s Southern Cone’s most experienced specialised real estate marketing companies with representation in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We offer a comprehensive selection of rural, lifestyle and residential property throughout the region.     #adp02 Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience…