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Investing in agriculture for 2018

Hardy investors are seeking new ways to grow their money IN THE next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together. But with sprawling cities gobbling up arable land, agricultural productivity gains decreasing, and demand for biofuels increasing, supply is not keeping up with demand. Clever farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs…

Chile learns to harvest its formidable solar power opportunities

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The silence at El Romero is deceptive. Broken only by the ambient hum of transformers and with almost no humans in sight, there is nevertheless plenty going on beneath the surface of the giant solar panels that cover 280 hectares of the arid mountain landscape of northern Chile. About 200 megawatts per hour pulse from Latin America’s largest…

New Zealand genetics sought after says one South American expert

Argentinian genetic importer/exporter Luis Balfour says New Zealand pedigree stock is attractive to his clients in South America as New Zealand breeders provided the ”best package” of desired traits. Mr Balfour has been involved with importing and exporting cattle between Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Canada, the US, Great…

Chile legal advice when making contracts

LEGAL ADVICE WHEN DEALING WITH MINING COMPANIES BANK GUARANTEES In Chile, it is very rare to come across a mining contract that does not have a bank guarantee that either guarantees the quality and operation of the goods and/or services provided, guarantees the faithful compliance of the contract, or guarantees the performance of the goods or services provided.…

Synthetic meats are on their way, but farmers could be left behind

This controversial article was recently published in New Zealand newspapers but could equally, apply to South American dairy and beef producers. ‘Fake’ animal proteins are set to disrupt world markets – and much faster than our agriculture industry is anticipating, argues food strategist Dr Rosie Bosworth. New Zealand’s agricultural sector has been…

10 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Chile

Company Formation Chile: With Brazilian sunrays no longer outshining the rest of Latin America, the real attention is now being paid to other emerging players in the region such as Colombia, Peru, and Chile. Chile, in particular, is a very attractive destination to start a business. Strong economic and social policies in Chile have led to a reduction in poverty of 50% since…