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Agricultura in Argentina: Is the era of leases base on yield over ?

Agriculture in Argentina The article is dedicated to both tenants and owners. I intend to give another insight into the future of the current production model and show the need to reconsider agriculture in rented farms. Today the biggest problem is confronted by the system of agricultural producers under hire, mainly due to the low…

Puerto Varas or Little Germany

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Could be a Little Germany Puerto Varas and its surrounding rolling farmland treat you to breathtaking views of valleys, vineyards, productive farms and of course the volcanoes. As most of you know the most active volcano, the 6,500 foot Calbuco has erupted again after 50 years of inactivity. Fortunately for Chileans and unfortunately for Argentines the Westerly winds…

Brazilian agribusiness push for reversal of foreign purchase bans

Brazilian farmers push for reversal of foreign purchase ban Be careful what you wish for… In what looks a sign of the extent of the reversal in agriculture’s fortunes, farmers in Brazil – which four years ago introduced restrictions on foreign ownership of farmland for fear of a wave of inward investment – are…

A FOREIGNER’S GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE

A FOREIGNERS GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE      Maybe you visited Chile as a tourist and fell in love with the country, or perhaps you are aware of its strategies to become a global food supplier. Now you are considering buying some farmland there. Congratulations! Apart from mining, Chile has unique soil and climate advantages for agricultural exploitation and food production. Spread along 2500+ miles on the Southwestern Pacific Coast of South America, Chile encompasses all climate zones from desert…

Is Puerto Varas in Chile the New Bariloche ?

Is Puerto Varas in Chile the New Bariloche ? Located in the Chilean Lakes District, Puerto Varas bills itself as the new Bariloche which is similar city on the Argentine side of the Andes. With similar lakeside views and stunning surrounding mountains, the town is certainly justified in making that comparison. However, while every other shop in Bariloche…

Chilterra: A Dairy Farm in Chile

Chilterra dairy was a great New Zealand idea but has showed some  structural flaws. It is an equity partnership with some New Zealand minority owners along with a local Chilean owner called Ricardo Rios who has spent the first 25 years of his working life a computer programmer. Ricardo Rios is the majority shareholder and thus has effective control. The company has grown over time to have now over one hundred staff. It owns and operates six dairy farms on approx 1400 hectares and a further 2800 hectares of…

Argentina: Climate change affecting wine production

Government report: Climate change affecting wine production Argentina’s world famous wine industry is under threat from climate change. The Andean region — where the wine is mainly produced — is set to become one of the most affected by global warming, according to a report by the Energy Secretariat that was released yesterday. The region,…

Chile’s farmland is still some of the most undervalued in the world

Chile’s farmland is still some of the most undervalued in the world In the world of investing, there’s a lot to be said for buying undervalued farm assets. Occasionally the market provides some incredible opportunities to pick up high quality assets so cheap that, to paraphrase acclaimed investor Jim Rogers, all you have to do is walk over and pick up the money lying in the corner. One of the benefits of traveling the world so extensively is that I’m constantly exposed to these sorts of opportunities.…

Is Argentina ready to do business with China Culturally ?

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Is Argentina ready to do business with China Culturally ? A Sinologist highlights the enormous importance of culture when it comes to doing business with the world”s second-largest power The enormous weight of the trade and infrastructure accords Argentina has signed with the People’s Republic of China there is a key factor too often…

Populism in Latin America has reached a crisis point

      LATIN AMERICA like North America, has moved to the left over the past few years. There victories in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile and Uruguay were supposed to stand for prudent macroeconomic policies and the retention of the best of liberalising reforms of the 1990s, but combined with better social policies.…

The Marxists are in Power in Argentina and Brazil

    The stats are ugly. Brazil’s currency has lost 40% of its value since early 2014. Argentina is already in default and a massive devaluation is likely to follow soon. Brazil also must deal with the murky politics of Petrobras, which could lead to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. This scandal threatens to put a stop to…

Argentine Farmers hold back exporting soybeans

Argentine Farmers hold back exporting soybeans Anyone who has flown over Argentina in the past few months cannot be but astonished at the rows and rows of sausage looking white bags which are used for storing grain once the grain silos are full. Argentine farmers have stockpiled more than twice as many soybeans this year than in 2014 defying a government…

GTSA Activity Update

          GTSA UPDATE I trust everyone had a happy Easter and found the time to relax with family and friends. Here is a short update on what is happening in GTSA. Argentina: Buenos Aires: Residential brokers Roxana and Marcia have just returned after enjoyable holidays with families. The local market is still active in the areas that we specialize…

Who are the big Agriculture Producers in South America ?

  Who are the big Agriculture Producers in South America ? If there is one region in the world that competes with the U.S. as the world’s supplier of corn and soybeans, it is South America. There has been a significant surface expansion (mostly in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) in the last three decades,and there is a large amount of available land left in Brazil once the rainforests have been cleared. A study by Bain & Company, a Boston consultancy, forecasts that Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,…

Do Argentine’s have a high tolerance for dishonesty ?

Many of Argentina’s neighbours would say that Argentine’s have always had a high tolerance for dishonesty. Now printed on the front page of the most respected newspaper in Argentina it quotes a just released social survey that would suggest they do. After decades of Peronism and more recently Kirchnerism the line between what is right…