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Buying farmland in Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil: an investment with upside growth potential

Land prices have declined in the past few years in these countries, so with the current strength of the US dollar, it makes a strong case for investing now in farmlands Latin American’s Mercosur region. The countries in the Mercosur include Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Brazil. The durability and negative correlation of farmland returns to economic cycles is driven by the consistent requirement of a growing population to eat from a limited land resource base These counties share an asset…

Brazil approves pensions’ reform: markets soar and stocks hit an all-time​ high

Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a landmark reform of the country’s social security system, in a step seen as key to stabilizing public finances and the economy. The text was approved by a vote of 60-19. Earlier in the day the Senate Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee approved the text of a pension reform bill, while Brazilian markets rallied and stocks hit an all-time high as the government’s key policy this year to revive flagging economic growth was achieved. Pension…

LATAM Agribusiness Environment Overview 2019

Latin America is a key provider of agricultural, mineral, and other natural products to the rest of the world. Its diverse geographic landscapes and rich ecosystems, experienced local workforces and government agendas for sustainable development support one of the world’s most competitive regions for agribusiness. As the region’s political and economic stability increases, major consumer markets reach out to these countries to score preferential trade agreements and closer international cooperation…

Argentine and Brazil agribusiness have an “ecological surplus”

Economist Nicolás Torre, from the IERAL Institute of the Mediterranean Foundation, published an extensive thread on the social network Twitter, highlighting that both Argentina and Brazil have a positive “ecological footprint”. That is, they have more natural resources available than those they consume annually to survive. Torre’s report came in response to accusations against South America in recent weeks. First by The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, when he said that Brazil…

Populists Governments are reforming Latin America Agribusiness but uncertainties persist

Key View • The recent wave of anti-establishment governments across Latin America could result in significant structural changes to the agricultural sectors in these countries. • The agribusiness sector played a key role in providing support to these ‘outsider’ political campaigns, and we believe agricultural reform will continue to dominate political discourse over the next few years. • We believe that the production of soybean, grain and livestock, mainly in Brazil and Argentina,…

Australian Farming Experts recomend South America

FARMERS may turn to buying property across the globe as climate changes effects bite hard, a Geelong agriculture forum heard yesterday. The agricultural college’s carbon discussion heard the views of some of the country’s peak climate change and agriculture experts. The forum heard dire outlooks for Australia’s pastoral land, described as “the worst paddock” on the global farm. Modest estimations suggested sea levels rising a meter plus by the century’s end. Worst case scenarios…

Indigo – the most valuable agri-tech startup in the world- begins operations in Brazil

2019 marked the beginning of activities in Brazil by the American startup Indigo, which is considered by many to be one of the most valuable “unicorns” among agri-techs worldwide. Founded in 2014 (under the name of Symbiota), Indigo is valued at USD 3.5 billion and will start its operation in Brazil offering biological treatment of soybean seeds with microbes, according to the information of Agropages. It is the first time this service is offered in the country since the startup already operates…

The Problem: Property Not Selling? Maybe we can help

There are a number of reasons why otherwise prime real estate gets no interest from qualified buyers.  Is it priced for the market conditions? ( market values keep changing up and down ) Is it easily accessible to be viewed. Is it being advertised in the logical target markets? Does the quality of marketing represent the quality of the property? ie is it repressed by high-quality media that has been edited professionally? Here is an example from Cafayate, Argentina. Is the real estate salesperson experienced…

Latin America: agricultural perspectives

The Latin American region is an important net exporter of food and agricultural commodities, accounting for 16% of total global food and agriculture exports and 4% of total food and agriculture imports. The region is one of the few parts of the world with significant resources of unexploited agricultural land (concentrated in Brazil and Argentina), suggesting the region will continue to play a pivotal role in global food production and exports in the future. Many of the region´s countries have achieved…

Investment in Agriculture

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Investment in agriculture and food has a wide priority for the global economy, comparable only to environmental issues. Analysing the sector in 2015, [1] McKinsey determined that, “if current trends continue, by 2050, caloric demand will increase by 70%, and crop demand for human consumption and animal feed will increase by at least 100%. At the same time, more resource constraints will emerge: for example, 40% of water demand in 2030 is unlikely to be met. Already, more than 20% of arable land is degraded”.…

The Next Major Tool for Precision Agriculture: Real-time Protein Monitoring ?

There is a new breakthrough in Digital Farming Crop Scan Ag Solutions It has been forecast that the world will need to increase the production of grains and oilseeds by 30% by 2050 in order to feed the 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet. A major tool available to the agriculture ecosystem to achieve this task is Precision Agriculture. The US Dept of Agriculture defines of Precision Agriculture as. “ a management system that is information and technology based, is site specific and uses one…

Brazil: Hague Service Convention Now in Force

The HCCH’s Convention of 15 November 1965 on theService Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (commonly known as the “Hague Service Convention”) is in already in force in Brazil for internal law purposes. Brazil deposited its instruments of accession on 29 November 2018 and on 21 March 2019 the Presidential Decree (Decree 9,734/2019) was published in the Federal Gazette, making the Convention binding on Brazil. This was a very quick process…

Thinking of Selling Real Estate Here are the top 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Myth #1: The most successful real estate salespeople are born, not made. Fact: Incorrect. Yes, a good agent may have a tendency and inclination to be a savvier negotiator with better people skills, but these are things that can be learned and nurtured. Research shows that at a maximum, people are operating at 50% of capability which means the majority of human beings are not realising their potential*. Myth #2: Agents that write $1m in gross commission do a lot of cold calling. Fact: There is no evidence…

Is the commodity supercycle finished or just getting started ?

Is the commodity supercycle finished or just getting started? The new Global world can be a confusing place at the best of times when trying to forecast where we are heading economically. I have enclosed expert opinions to make my point. A report by Credit Suisse has suggested the commodity supercycle is over. The report suggests the long-term strategy by China is to reduce investment spending while withdrawing monetary stimulation will, in turn, result in lower demand for resources. This is based on the theory…

You can’t afford to buy a farm in South America ? Maybe these are another options

  Farmlands in Brazil and Argentina are some of the most fertile, productive and sought after in the world, but investors looking at the continent should be cautious. Brazil and Argentina currently have laws that place certain limits on the foreign ownership (individuals and corporations) of farmland. Other farms in South America countries like Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay are much more foreign business friendly. But Chile (very mountainous) and Uruguay (small country) offer comparatively fewer farmland…
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