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Kiwi’s farming in Brazil

The Story of the Leitíssimo Dairy Farm The current chairman of this Brazilian dairy company is Craig Bell. Craig is a New Zealand graduate of Waikato University in Chemistry (B.Sc.), Canterbury University in Chemical and Process Engineering (B.E (Hons) (Chem. & Proc.) and holds a post-graduate diploma from Massey University in Dairy Science and Technology (Dip. Dair. Sci. & Tech.). He also completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. From 1987 to 2003, Craig worked…

Investor Visa in Brazil: A Practical Guide

Investor Visa in Brazil: A Practical Guide The investor visa procedure in Brazil is governed by the National Immigration Council’s (CNIg)with a new Normative Resolution from 2015. This new resolution brings new rules pertaining to the investor visa procedure in Brazil, such as a new amount of foreign investment required and special rules for startup companies who work on the innovation and technological sector, for example. In the ever changing set of rules and Brazilian bureaucracy obstacles many foreign…

At last,​ the Brazilian economy rebounds spurred by construction and industrial production

Brazil’s economy rebounded strongly in the second quarter after having shrunk in the first, official figures showed on Thursday, indicating Latin America’s largest economy comfortably avoided falling back into recession. The 0.4% growth in the April-June period will be a relief to President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, which was in large part elected to revive an economy that was struggling to fully emerge from the devastating 2015-16 recession.  But economists were not convinced that the factors…

The billion-dollar agritech start-ups disrupting farming

Investors such as Google and Temasek pile into another sector looking for help from technology Growers in the US have traditionally relied on a distribution system where they had little access to comparable data and opaque pricing of everything from seeds to fertilisers to pesticides. But the combination of falling prices amid bumper crops, consolidation of agricultural groups and the US trade war with China has forced them to seek ways to shore up revenues. Backed by investors such as Google’s venture capital…

An Overview of the Biggest Marijuana Players in South America

There has been a lot of buzz lately about marijuana reform in South and Central America. Although Uruguay will always hold the title for being the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, the Green Wave is hitting the continent in one large swoop. Canadian companies have already seen this opportunity, as South American partners and subsidiaries strike deals for the production and global export of (for now) non-intoxicating CBD. But reform takes time. At the rate things are going, South…

Gateway’s Marketing Funnel helps Investors find new opportunities in South American

More and more of our South American vendors want to promote their properties using digital and social media tools along with local traditional media. To assist with this we are going to increase the number of marketing opportunities for their properties to appear in. This will be a substantial benefit for those with well presented and market priced properties but will mean some properties will have to be dropped if they fail to fit into this criteria or they will quickly become over exposed and unsalable. Real…

Continued disruption affecting Agriculture

The progressive consolidation of the smaller farms, the growing vertical integration of private companies in certain chains and the relative weight of farm cooperatives, is the beginning of a disruptive trend that challenges the input and processing industry. With this incipient equalization of forces, industrial companies that do not anticipate and adjust their business strategies could lose volume and/or fall into a pricing war that impacts their profitability. In the United States, the 2017 agricultural…

Mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate in Latin America

Investing in real estate may seem simple enough. Considered one of the most profitable businesses for investors this is a market that tends to offer low risk and high rewards. Latin America is rich with opportunity right now. Relatively cheap land not only for properties but for harvest and cattle breeding presents valuable opportunities. Investors should get involved in the market, so that they receive higher margins in the future.  However, it becomes very different and more complicated when you decide…

Latin America and Free Trade Score a Big Win

A trade pact between the European Union and Mercosur opens doors on both sides of the Atlantic. Argentina’s foreign minister fought back tears. President Maurico Macri called it “the most important agreement ever signed in our history.” Latin America’s biggest economy would soon be “reborn,” predicted a top aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who likewise heralded the “great day.” The June 28 deal between the European Union and Mercosur was a breakthrough. Who knew…

Changing Farmland Investing Options

We think farmland as an investment is something that in 5-10 years will be a must in any professionally managed diversified portfolio. We are excited to be at the forefront of reporting the rapid changes in this exciting new market which is now opening more opportunities for smaller investors via syndicates and specialised agro funds. Those smaller investors ( USD 50,000 to USD 200,000 ) seeking exposure to real assets with strong cash yields and low volatility have found it nearly impossible to get direct…

Soy: What you need to know about this challenging crop

Can a “hidden” commodity have a sustainable future? It’s the protein at the heart of the global food system. But most people are hardly aware of how much soy they eat – and where it comes from. Why is soy such an essential crop? And what’s being done to make sure it’s grown responsibly? We’re all familiar with soy. There are varieties aplenty: from vibrant green edamame beans (eaten straight from the pod) to tofu and tempeh. There are soy burgers, “meatballs,” soy sauce and, of course, that…

Argentina and Brazil look more promising

Argentina’s Merval and Brazil’s Bovespa were Latin America’s standout equity indices this quarter. In Argentina investors are encouraged by both the nascent economic recovery and President’s Macri’s improving standing in the polls ahead of October’s presidential election. In Brazil it appears that momentum has finally swung behind pension reform, which should improve public finances. Source: Latam Investor (Visited 42 times, 1 visits today) About Gateway to South AmericaGateway to South America…

South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living

South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living Siesta Facts – More energy – Improve productivity by over 30% – Improve alertness by up to 100% – Reduce stress and the risk of heart disease by 34% – Better negotiation and communication – Reduce the risk of accidents at work and on the road – Happiness and wellbeing The Siesta has existed for thousands of years and was previously regarded as a physical necessity rather than a luxury. While the traditional…

Will Farming Change: Artificial Meat Arrives

The commercial introduction of plant-based and cultured meat retail products will depend on how the consumer responds to these meat alternatives over the medium term but it is not yet at all clear.  There’s been a major new initiative for meat alternative products by US-based Tyson’s Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies.  US fast food chains have begun selling protein-based burgers in addition to traditional hamburgers.  Potential exists for considerable growth in meat alternatives…

Brazilian Real Estate Law

1. Real Estate Law 1.1        Please briefly describe the main laws that govern real estate in your jurisdiction.  Laws relating to leases of business premises should be listed in response to question 10.1.  Those relating to zoning and environmental should be listed in response to question 12.1. Those relating to tax should be listed in response to questions in Section 9. The Brazilian Civil Code, which provides that the ownership of real estate may be acquired…
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