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Property syndicates are popular but investors need to understand how they work and what the risks are

Property Syndicates are an option for the diversified Investor Property syndicates are a great way for smaller investors to pool their funds to buy a larger farm or other properties that would otherwise be beyond their means. They have been around for a long time but have undergone a surge in popularity in recent years. That’s because some investors were put off investing in the share market or managed funds due to losses they suffered during the GFC. The cash and capital gain returns from farm property…

“Enormous potential” for new Agro funds in South America

Buy land, said Mark Twain; they ain’t making it anymore. He also observed that one of the secrets to success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. These two aphorisms go a long way to explaining the appeal of investment in agriculture.The world may not be making any more land. Still, it’s undoubtedly making more people, and increasingly millions of those extra mouths are, consuming what they like – which means protein-rich meat diets that the advanced economies…

French giant RAGT Semences Acquires Argentine Seed Company Tobin

The seed division of the French agriculture and life sciences giant, RAGT Semences, acquired 100% of the equity of the traditional Argentine seed company, Tobin. Groupe RAGT, based in Rodez, Aveyron, employs 1,450 persons, with annual revenue of € 411 million. RAGT Semences develops and markets seeds in Argentina and in 47 other countries around the world.  The Tobin acquisition reinforces RAGT’s commitment to Argentina. Tobin was a family-owned company focused on sorghum, maize, and sunflower seed…

Why does Argentina have a dual currency ? The Blue Rate

In Argentina, where about a dozen different exchange rates overlap, the government is creating ever more rules about who can access dollars and for what, making an already vexing system more complicated in a bid to delay the inevitable devaluation. Is the Blue Market Really a Black Market? In a standard economy, money is money. Whether you carry a briefcase of crisp hundreds into a bank in New York or a sack filled with small bills into a branch in Nebraska, the deposit to your account will look precisely the…

Direct Farmland Investments in South America as an Inflation Hedge

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Farmland is seen as an attractive long-term investment that offers current income, capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favourable diversification that is negatively correlated with traditional asset classes. Most investors have experienced wrenching declines in the value of their portfolios from time to time. Still, those with an agricultural allocation benefited from less volatility and positive returns to offset losses from the other asset classes. Current Income Crop farmland has consistently produced…

What Questions to Ask A Real Estate Salesperson before hiring them?

I have gathered some questions from my experience selling high-end real estate as a salesperson to managing GTSA operations in South America over the past 30 yrs. I think anyone thinking of selling their real estate investments should consider asking these questions when interviewing a potential salesperson or company to use. Before interviewing them, do some homework. The most important is to check their Web Presence in English and Spanish. If they have little or no presence, they should not be on your list…

Biggest South American Corporate Farm Groups

With agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of the long-term appreciation of farm property. As a result, investors from around the world are pouring a lot of funds into agriculture this year to boost yields across the top producer nations as record-high food prices jolt markets and send buyers scurrying for supplies. South America is today worldwide considered a top place to buy, lease and manage agricultural…

GTSA Group Profile for South America

Gateway to South America is one of 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 properties throughout the region. Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience and level of service in these areas of real estate. Fewer still offer the same levels of specialist knowledge and total commitment to achieving the best possible…

Foreign travellers flock back to Argentina and Chile

Argentina welcomed 410,000 foreign travellers in October, 76% more than in 2019, the last “normal” year before the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing restrictions, the Tourism Ministry reported Wednesday. October marked a “strong recovery” in terms of inbound tourism, with 410,000 foreign visitors from Uruguay. Between January 1 and October 31, 2022, 5.6 million non-resident visitors entered the country, of whom 3 million spent at least one night, which made Argentina a regional tourism leader for its…

Book Review: The Dialectics of Dependency by Ruy Mauro Marini

Considered one of the most important intellectuals in Latin American social thought, Ruy Mauro Marini demonstrated that underdevelopment and development are the results of relations between economies in the world market and the class relations they engender.  In The Dialectics of Dependency, the Brazilian sociologist and revolutionary showed that, as Latin America came to specialize in producing raw materials and foodstuffs while importing manufactured goods, a process of unequal exchange took shape…

South American Lithium Update

Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia make up the lithium triangle which is thought to contain roughly half the world’s known lithium. According to the US Geological Survey, Argentina has an estimated 19.3Mt of the world’s 89Mt lithium resources. Bolivia (21Mt), Chile (9.8Mt), and Australia (7.3Mt) round out the top four countries in terms of estimated resources. In terms of actual output, Bolivian production has been non-existent. Chile was a top global producer until Australia surpassed it a few years ago. The…

Investing in farmland in Uruguay: all the prices and benefits for each agricultural activity

They start at USD 1,800 per hectare. Experts assure that they have a profitability of 4% in dollars. All the steps to make the investment as a foreigner Among the investments that are earning interest, especially from those looking to Uruguay as a more stable country than Argentina to ‘plant’ capital, the fields for agricultural production became one of the stars . “The Uruguayan agricultural sector, historically, has been a sector protected by the government of the day. No tax withholdings…

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The Carem in Argentina is a very important project in developing nuclear energy using small plants.

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, toured the facilities where CNEA builds the Argentine Central for Modular Elements (Carem) prototype.  Grossi arrived at the Atucha Nuclear Complex located on the shores of the Paraná River at the height of the Zárate district of Buenos Aires (in Lima) after visiting President Alberto Fernández. With it, he analyzed the potential of Carem to be the protagonist of a market estimated at 300 billion dollars. Grossi met with President…

The buying and selling of farms are recovering, leaving unsatisfied demand for the main producing regions of Argentina

It happens amid the instability of stock and financial assets in the world, the acceptable values for commodities and the price of land. The instability of the stock market and other financial assets at a global level, plus the high value of commodities and land, are three of the factors that weigh more and more on investors when buying a farm. These elements put the activity of the rural real estate market throughout the country on the rise. To the point that currently, the demand for agricultural land in…
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