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The future of food in South America

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The future of food in South America is uncertain because high-quality food will be grown anywhere in the world with the lowest input cost. The leadership of agriculture and food exports in South America is an achievement of generations and now yields its best harvest. This continent has a most conducive climate for producing high-quality food, as well as exceptional soils, thanks to the volcanic ash of the Andes, accumulated over millennia. All these factors, coupled with hard work, the application of research…

KIWI REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEUR LOOKS AHEAD

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New Zealand Real Estate’s loss was South America’s Gain Argentina – Brazil – Chile – Paraguay – Peru – Uruguay The Kiwi, New Zealand’s flightless, myopic national bird, is so shy and elusive that most New Zealanders have never seen one as it never leaves the remote forest floors where it lives a solitary, nocturnal life. They are so few in number it’s one of the world’s rarest birds. You’ll never see a Kiwi itself outside of New Zealand. Still, on occasion,…

Why did the the War of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay against Paraguay) happen?

Paraguay, unlike Uruguay, had a thriving economy at the time. This was called to the attention of Brazil and Argentina, who wanted to keep the economic dominance of the La Plata River for themselves. Aside from this, ships that wanted to arrive at Cuiabá (capital of Mato Grosso, Brazil) had to travel through Paraguayan territory because there was no inland access. And the Paraguayan government began to make travel difficult. Things became tougher when, in April 1864, Brazilian minister José Antônio Saraiva…

Looking at Agriculture as an asset class

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Agriculture is one of the oldest asset classes in the world, time-tested and proven to weather economic uncertainty. Within agriculture, farmland has historically proven itself as a tangible, stable storage of wealth, appreciating approximately 3.5 per cent annually over the last 30 years. A Global Farmland Index recently developed by Savills World Research, an index based on data from 15 key farmland markets across the globe, recorded an annualized growth since 2002 of 14.8 per cent. The robust and steady…

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…

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…

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…

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(Visited 5,307 times, 1 visits today) About Gateway to South AmericaGateway to South America is an independent Brokerage and Advisory company committed to helping foreign investors to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Latam’s MercadoLibre profits soar, and the company plans more growth.

South American e-commerce giant MercadoLibre Inc (MELI.O) reported on Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 79.8% year-on-year, beating earnings forecasts. The company, present in 18 countries including Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, reported a net income for the three months of $123 million, beating a Refinitiv forecast of $98.9 million. After the results, MercadoLibre’s senior strategy vice president Andre Chaves said the company has plans to grow in Latin America, but “there is nothing…

The future of farming: How global crises are reshaping agriculture

10 Oct, 2022 02:00 AM12 minutes to read Surging costs of inputs such as fertiliser and the growing threat of climate change are driving a return to pre-industrial methods From little wild orchids to the sound of warblers, nothing much gets past Jake Fiennes as he surveys a strip of wildflowers that borders a field of spring barley on the 25,000-acre Holkham estate in the east of England, where he is conservation manager. Creating such buffer zones, known as “hay meadows”, around a field reduces…

China is increasingly aggressive on the Malvinas /Falklands impasse: “The UK stubbornly clings to its colonial sins.”

The lead editorial of China Daily’s 6 October 2022 edition, a newspaper belonging to the Chinese Communist Party editorial. It refers to the recent Organization of American States declaration supporting Argentina’s claims of the Malvinas / Falkland Islands’ sovereignty. The 52nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which concluded in Lima, Peru, on Friday, approved a declaration defending Argentina’s “legitimate rights” over the Malvinas Islands and supporting…
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