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Argentina’s New President is changing the way foreigners can buy farmland

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Argentina  continues to implement more business friendly policies Yesterday, by decree, the Argentine Government amended the law for Rural Land ownership therefore softening the restrictions on the sale of land to foreigners which the Kirchner administration imposed in December 2011. “This decree seeks to unlock investments…

Argentina rapidly returning as one of the worlds leading beef exporters

Argentina, which a century ago became a world power on the back of its beef exports, is poised to re-enter the top 10 shippers, helped by the end of trade curbs, and a herd rebuilding from near-50-year lows. ”In the 1930s, Argentina was the world’s top beef exporter. It lost that crown in the 1950s, but until 10 years ago it still…

Micro-chipped cows are putting Argentinian beef exports back on the map

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A 16-year snub by the US is prompting Argentine farmers to look towards Asian markets via digital innovations. Argentina’s push to ramp up agriculture exports is moving to a new frontier: micro-chipped cows. For the first time, the nation’s government will work to promote the technology in an effort to increase the traceability of…

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR HAS ARRIVED

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Smart farming is becoming the norm in developed countries This is a report funded by Microsoft on the disruption taking place in the food sector in New Zealand and around the world. I have been saying for some time that small farmers who carry on the traditional forms of farming will increasingly struggle to survive. Certainly, there is evidence that…

What are farm syndicates and how do they operate?

Farm syndicates are a business model that offers investors the possibility of buying shares or part ownership to take part of a rural productive initiative, whether this is an agricultural project or a horticultural one. It consists of several investors, with similar interests, who are seeking to obtain benefits through rural activities, without the need of settling in a…

Argentine economic activity grew by 4% in June as the economy recovers

The INDEC ( Argentina Statistic Department ) reported the Monthly Estimates of Economic Activity, which in June recorded the highest rate of expansion of the new Macri government era. Economic activity began to accelerate growing by 4% on a year-on-year basis, the highest monthly rate recorded to date under the management of President Mauricio…

Argentina likely to reach Lithium Superpower Status Amid Battery Boom

If all projects go ahead, output would reach 165,000 tons/yr Argentina says CITIC among companies wanting to mine lithium Argentina has some good news for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. and bad news for lithium producers elsewhere: the country may be about to flood the market with lithium. After President Mauricio Macri removed currency…