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Brazil makes it easier for foreigners to buy farmland again

The chairmanship of the Agriculture Caucus in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies  aims to turn back the clock on the rules concerning foreign ownership of his country’s farmland. Five years ago, Brazil’s Attorney General Office issued a new interpretation of an old, business-friendly rule that made it harder for foreign companies to buy the country’s…

Southern hemisphere farmers will struggle to meet milk demand growth over next five years

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Southern hemisphere farmers will struggle to produce about 20 billion liters of milk needed to feed the world’s demand growth over the next five years according to Rabobank research. Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins said that most of the extra supply would need to be met by the northern hemisphere. “Countries…

Brazilian food industry is under the microscope: probes into bribed inspections

Brazilian police on Tuesday opened two separate investigations into whether certain food companies improperly received favorable treatment from the Agriculture Ministry, the latest probe ensnaring the powerful farming sector. The probes into whether inspection procedures were relaxed for meat packing, dairy and other food companies come…

Airbnb looks to Latin America, now its fastest-growing market

As Airbnb turns its attention to Latin America, the often-combative company is taking an unusual approach. It’s giving local governments what they want. The home and apartment-rental company said it will collect and remit taxes in Mexico City, the first such arrangement in Latin America. Airbnb will provide 3 per cent of revenue generated…

Are Latin Girls the most beautiful in the world?

The Great Debate Are Latin Girls the most beautiful in the world is a question often asked. Yes, there are beautiful girls everywhere.  But there are some countries where there are higher concentrations of beautiful girls and a higher rating of beauty overall. According to other lists on the internet, not by individuals who vote specifically…

Why China is looking to increase agribusiness investment in Latin America

CHINA SPEND ON AUSTRALIAN AGRIBUSINESS HAS TRIPLED IN ONE YEAR China’s investment in Australian agribusiness has tripled in just a year as China strives to meet rising demand for high-quality food among its growing middle class. In 2016, Chinese companies invested $1.2 billion in Australian agribusiness – three times 2015’s…

Australia’s Agtech SproutX sows seeds for success across Latin America

Australian agribusiness startup and innovation hub, SproutX has joined forces with Latin American-based early stage venture fund, NXTP Labs to launch AgtechPassport, an exchange program for agtech startups. Launched in Sydney by visiting Argentine Vice Minister for Agriculture, Ricardo (Ricky) Negri late last month, the AgtechPassport…