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☀ South America Land Prices Review

Free pasture cattle, Uruguay
South America Land Prices Reviewed In the Central American and Andean countries, fertile farmland has never been very abundant, and some of those countries also have restrictions in place regarding larger land holdings by foreigners. Ie Argentina *, Brazil * and Uruguay. * Current policies under review for removal or change. Foreigners have bought large tracts of land over the last few decades in these regions, due to the previous low valuations and absence of restrictions in the following regions: –…

11 mistakes a new real estate sales person should avoid making

Anyone starting a new job is bound to make some mistakes along the way. Having said that there are some basic ones not to make. 1. Not choosing the best agency in the speciality you are interested in. Anxious to get their careers off the ground, many newbie agents often make the mistake of not choosing the best agency to work with. From a recruitment perspective, the biggest mistake would be choosing a less than ‘best in market’ agency to commence your career with. “You learn so much in your…

Do wind turbines or solar panels add or subtract from a property value?

Energías Renovables en Argentina
With Solar and Wind Farms now becoming common around the world including South America it might be time to look at other countries experience regarding whether these projects add value to the land when it is sold. For South America, Australia has some compatible data. Solar panel arrays, wind turbines and telecommunications towers are popping up on farms and grazing properties from northern Queensland through to Tasmania, providing producers with a steady, passive income stream, particularly valuable now as…

New Zealand Companies investing in South America

If the New Zealand agribusiness experience is anything to go by, Australian Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has good reason to be paying close attention to beefing up our farm trade prospects in South America. Mr Littleproud has been in Argentina and Brazil for the past week pushing for market access for Australian exports. The visit has included kick-starting high-level government to government dialogue on agricultural trade opportunities with Argentina, which has long been a favorite for farm sector…

Argentina Makes First Beef Exports to Japan

Since Mauricio Macri took office in December 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed a great deal of interest in trading with Argentina. In November 2016, Abe visited Buenos Aires; the two leaders released a joint press statement, in which they agreed to pick up the pace of negotiations for bilateral trade and investment plans between the two countries. “We agreed to promote trade and investment between the two countries,” Abe stated in a press conference during his visit. “It…

More and more Argentine Provinces are producing top quality Wines

The wine industry is having a new revolution in Argentina, this time more linked to its geographical expansion than to the explosion of a flagship strain or to the reconversion of the industry;  driven by the repeal of a law that circumscribed its production to certain regions, more and more provinces are now housing wine production. The limitation had begun in 1934, when then-President Agustín P. Justo promulgated the National Wine Law, which banned all commercialisation of wine from any region that was…

Argentine Foreign Investor Law Changes

ARGENTINA SIGNIFICANTLY BROADENED THE DEFINITION OF “PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENT” AND YOU DID NOT EVEN NOTICE As part of the tax reform package enacted by Congress last December, 1 legislators tinkered with the definition of “Permanent Establishment.” While many, including WSC, reported on the various changes to the tax code, all but the most specialized commentary ignored a wider net cast on foreign persons having limited business activity in Argentina. This is important. Foreign legal and natural persons…

Adecoagro – One of the largest agricultural companies in South America

Adecoagro started operating in 2002 with the purchase of 74,000 hectares of land in Argentina and from then on they became one of the largest agricultural companies in South America. Adecoagro production is mainly focused on sugar and ethanol, but it is also producing soy, rice, corn, and dairy. The company’s main competitive advantages are its low production costs, clean ownership structure, varied land ownership, and strong valuation (stock price below book value). Your stock screener or data provider…

Discover AgTech’s potential in Argentina

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Buenos Aires, Rosario, Córdoba AgTech week is a public-private initiative Agro Tech conference to explore and share Argentina’s AgTech potential. The event will focus on creating new business opportunities, showcasing the work of the entrepreneurial world and examining the impact that innovation and new technologies have on productivity. AgTech week also seeks to meet demands with solutions, tackling challenges in the field. There will be forums, panels, networking meetings and the 1st National AgTech Conference…

Agricultural Remote Sensing Market Map: 20 Remote Sensing Startups and the Varied Data That Fuels Them

There are many agtech startups that use remote sensing technology for different precision farming applications. Some try to provide a field-level analysis using drones or airplanes, while others develop large-scale macro analytics using globally available satellite data. To some extent, it is possible to connect airplane or drone-based data with field-level information, and drone-based data with satellite data. Indeed, some of these companies try to combine multiple sources and build intelligence around it.…

A new Global Agricultural Index shows Argentina in a good light

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
Duxton Global Agricultural Property Index Analysis of historical and forecast returns generated by investment in agricultural property has been undertaken. Total returns from agricultural property investment have been generated. Total returns consist of capital returns from investment in land and improvements; and income returns from activities conducted on agricultural land. The Duxton Global Agricultural Property Index has been constructed with the total, capital and income returns. Returns provide a broad…

A snapshot of Argentine farming sectors changes

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Where agribusiness goes in Argentina, so does the country. The latest National Survey of Agricultural Producers (ENPA), was conducted the Agribusiness Centre of the Universidad Austral, in partnership with the Centre for Agribusiness at Purdue University (USA), reflects how the farming activity is changing in the view of many producers.  A new model, more capital intensive per hectare, exists now in order to grow products more integrated into the chain individually or associatively with other producers. They…

The Forestry industry in Argentina: Opportunities and challenges for this neglected sector

From the forests of the Provinces of Corrientes, Entre Rios and Misiones to a new building being constructed in Santa Fe, a bookstore in Tierra del Fuego or furniture in the shops of Buenos Aires, the forestry industry involves a number of dissimilar activities linked by the cycle of wood from the tasks of afforestation in Argentina Mesopotamia, to the manufacture of pulp and paper, the creating of high-end furniture and even renewable energy projects. As a whole, this sector is responsible for 100,000 direct…

Argentina’s worst drought in 50 years has crushed the country’s cash flow

The economic activity in April fell 0.9% annualised and 2.7% in March, but with a production drop of 30% in agriculture and livestock. It is thought the degree of the drop could reflect the beginning of a short-term recession. The worst drought in 50 years struck negatively with economic activity in April, which fell 0.9% year on year and 2.7% from March, seasonally adjusted, reported yesterday by the INDEC . The results of analysed data are conclusive. The agricultural sector showed a decline of 30.8% year…

Argentina’s Stock Market gives a vote of confidence in the economies future

The upgrade from a Frontier Economy to a Emerging one means funds that track the emerging markets index will now be able to invest in foreign-listed shares of Argentine companies. The Global X MSCI Argentina exchange-traded fund, which is composed of that index, was up 1.7% at $28.96 as of 5:20 p.m. local time (2020 GMT). But local stocks, as well as other Argentine assets, were benefiting from improved sentiment. Argentina’s country risk – a measure of the spread between its bond yields and those…