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Is Brazilian Farmland a Buy ?

In recent years, Brazil has solidified its role as a global agricultural powerhouse. It has become the world’s largest exporter of soybeans, coffee, and sugar, as well as the second largest overall food producer on the planet. Over the past 15 years, Brazil has increased agricultural production by 156 percent with overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from agriculture reaching…

Blockchain could be coming to Brazils Land Registry

This paper has reviewed a solution designed to record transfers of land ownership in the Municipality of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and assessed it using an archival science theoretic lens, since archival criteria for trustworthy records closely aligns to legal requirements for determining admissibility and weight of evidence and legal status of…

Trends in allocations to Farmland investing with a Global Perspective

SOUTH AMERICA • Successive years of low commodity prices, over-leveraged balance sheets, and drought in the northeast have left many farmland assets in Brazil searching for new investors. While current restrictions on foreign ownership limit opportunities for foreign large-scale investment, this could change once drafted legislation is enacted.…

A Decade in the Farmland Asset Class Evolution

By Jeff Conrad, Managing Principal and President, AgIS Capital “Courtesy of Global AgInvesting. Reprinted from GAI News, Jan. 18, 2018.” Institutional investment in farmland grew significantly over the last decade. This growth started in the more developed U.S. market and spread to emerging markets around the world. During this time, the NCREIF Farmland…

The largest Farm Shows in South America for 2018

Expoagro 2018 Argentina Expoagro is one of the most important open-air agro industrial exhibition annual events in the Southern Cone. It is organized by Exponenciar S.A, with Clarín and La Nación as shareholders, the main newspapers in Argentina. It is held once a year, for four days, at the end of the summer harvest. Since 2017, and after 10 years of being in…

BrasilAgro owned by Argentine based Cresud is getting push back from forest Clearing

BrasilAgro business model focuses on acquisition and transformation of Cerrado savanna into farmland. Its model relies on adding value to land by transforming underutilized or unproductive lands. This process of transforming land requires it to deforest native Cerrado vegetation. The value of BrasilAgro’s farmland portfolio…