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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 decades. Prices of agricultural commodities are still relatively cheap compared to those of metals and energy, and the world is scrambling for arable farmlands to feed a growing population, Mr. Rogers told a packed…

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, Peruvians are changing the painful perception they have long had of themselves and their country’s place in the world; they are altering the country’s…

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 87.99 billion Chilean pesos ($180.22 million) during 2012’s first quarter, a 13.5% increase on-year after it acquired Brown-Forman Corp.’s (BFA, BFB) Fetzer Wineyards…

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 places as Uruguay, Florida in the US, Dominican Republic and Russia. “Uruguay has all the conditions that make an ideal country to invest, not only its proved and…

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 investors flush with hundreds of billions of dollars in cash now see Latin America as a top business opportunity, and they’re flooding into manufacturing,…

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 of the Association of Bahian Farmers and Irrigators (Aiba). There is a lot to cheer about. It is not just a matter of feeling proud of the survival of an association, among so…

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 worth of goods to Latin America last year while importing $119 billion in merchandise from the region. Only the US exceeds China in the level of trade with Latin…

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 modern Peru uses irrigation to coax increasingly more life out of desert lands considered to be the driest in the world. In the process, Peru is transforming itself into…

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 on Sao Paulo’s BM&F Bovespa stock exchange remain on hold. “It’s not just a problem of market performance,” he said. “We are looking…

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 10.6 million, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) said. But USAAA, a government-funded international body…

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 advances in production. Now producers in the State can count on a new aid to invest in activities, since it’s planned for the second part of the year, the…

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 led by foreign entrepreneurs to move and set up shop in one of the most magnificent countries on this planet for six months—no strings attached. The…

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 la Secretaría de Estado, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación de la Provincia, el Ministerio de Aguas, Servicios Públicos y Medio Ambiente, la Empresa Provincial…

YOO NORDELTA

YOO arrives to Argentina!  YOO Nordelta, a six-hectare project located just thirty minutes from down town Buenos Aires located in the heart of the prestigious barrio cerado of Nordelta. #adp02 YOO is an international real estate development brand formed by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck.  John Hitchcox, a successful property developer from London who transformed normal lofts into the most desirable locations in the capital . Philippe Starck had made his name as the design provocateur who re-invented the…

Asia eyes investment opportunities in Latin America

Asia and Latin America should have more commercial and investment links. The combined population of the two continents provide a huge enough market for joint business opportunities. These are among the suggestions of delegates at the Asia Latin American Legal Summit. By Thomas Cho | channelnewsasia.com Trade between Latin America and Asia have grown a hefty 357 percent between 2000 and 2010. For instance, bilateral trade between Singapore and Latin America grew 38 per cent in 2011 to US$30 billion (S$38 billion)…