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4 Major Myths about the Latin American market

At Americas Market Intelligence, our mission is to demystify Latin America for our clients, some of the largest strategic investors in the region. Over the course of 2,000+ client engagements since 1993, a handful of market myths are consistently and erroneously voiced by investors, so we thought we’d nip them in the bud once and for all. MYTH #1: ONLY A FRACTION OF THE MARKET CAN AFFORD MY PRODUCT OR SERVICE Latin America is a middle-income market, with a GDP per capita average over $10,000 USD. In contrast…

Danes give Chileans a helping hand in global pork marketplace

The Chilean pork sector has made a significant further move into the global marketplace after a major deal was sealed between one of Latin America’s leading pork producers and Danish investors. Coexca SA has joined forces with the Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF) in a $12m equity deal that will enable the Chilean producer to double its output. The agreement, finalised in Copenhagen this week, marks the largest of its kind for the Chilean pork sector, which is already one of the world’s leading pork exporters.…

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 like New Zealand will really struggle to be a significant player in providing the additional milk required given they are facing challenges on-farm in the form of increasing compliance…

Hazelnuts Growers have a good future in South America

Why ?  Government intervention in Turkey has sent Hazelnut Internaational prices soaring. Turkey produces 75 percent of the world’s Hazelnuts, with the key growing regions concentrated along the Black Sea coast to the east of the country, all areas that voted for Mr Erdogan. There are about 4,000,000 people, directly and indirectly, dependent on the hazelnut sector in Turkey, with the nuts produced by mostly small growers. Hazelnut prices have surged almost 10 percent in the last two weeks after the Turkish…

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 investment of $375 million – says a report from financial services provider KPMG and the University of Sydney. The report, Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia,…

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 program is supported by Austrade, the Argentine Government and Qantas. ‘Argentina is one of the few countries in the world that has considerable capacity to increase domestic…

Hazelnut Plantations in Chile

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In 2016, we were frankly optimistic about the excellent record price of USD 5 per kilo of hazelnuts. In 2017, the price paid has been more than USD 6 per kilo, for the Tonda di Giffoni, one of the varieties most appreciated by the buyer market. The projections for the next 5 to 10 years indicate a steady increase of the value per kilo. This is explained by the great acceptance and growth of the buyer markets. However, as in all markets of agricultural production, there will be harvests that are better paid…

World’s largest robotic dairy Shed coming to Chile

By the start of this year, Agricola Ancali’s 6,500 cow dairy near Los Ángeles, Chile was home to 64 individual robotic milkers. It was formally announced June 22 in 2016 that Fundo El Risquillo farm owned by Agricola Ancali will become the world’s largest robotic dairy. The dairy currently milks 920 cows with 16 DeLaval VMS robotic milkers. The first eight robots were installed in October 2014, and another eight were installed at the end of March. At the moment, four rotary parlours milk another 5,600…

Latin America: Agricultural perspectives from Rabobank

The Latin American region is an important net exporter of food and agricultural commodities, accounting for 16% of total global food and agriculture exports and 4% of total food and agriculture imports. The region is one of the few parts of the world with significant resources of unexploited agricultural land (concentrated in Brazil and Argentina), suggesting the region will continue to play a pivotal role in global food production and exports in the future. Many of the region´s countries have achieved respectable…

Analysis: Latin America at the Crossroads

Today Latin America is at a crossroads, struggling between the end of a golden age and the beginning of a new order. This “great transformation” is the subject of a publication titled ‘Latin America at the Crossroads’, in which leading international scholars and experts scratch beneath the surface of such transformation to have a clearer glimpse of what the future holds for Latin America. Loris Zanatta’s introductory chapter guides the reader through a detailed overview of the manifold reasons that…

‘The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report

The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report (LABER) represents the first edition in which principal authorship was assumed by Brian Gendreau, the new director of the University of Florida’s Latin American Business Environment Program. Timothy McLendon will continue to author the legal environment section. With a new author come some changes in appearance and focus, as well as the introduction of two Latin American countries in the Caribbean (Cuba and Haiti). The most obvious change…

Emerging markets soar as investors turn off ‘America First’ President Trumps Policies

Predictions about the future of financial markets went badly astray last November when Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected president. The “Trump bump” hasn’t just been a bonanza for US investors. Most predictions back before November 8 were for shares to plummet with the defeat of Hillary Clinton and that emerging markets exporting to the US would be hit hardest. In South America Argentina, Chile and Uruguay were pointed out by so called experts as the ones that would be most affected. This was due…

Food Security report points out the Farming needs for a ‘sustainable intensification’

The quest to feed the world’s rapidly growing population over the next 40 years needs a front loaded approach to funding agricultural research, according to a report on food security released recently. New science and technologies are among the tools needed to achieve a huge ‘sustainable intensification’ of agriculture aimed at feeding the nine billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2050, says ‘The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability’,…

Opinion: The 10 biggest Latin America market entry blunders

Over the last 25 years, Americas Market Intelligence senior consultants have led more than 2,000 client engagements in Latin America. Along the way, we have witnessed many a blunder when it comes to entering markets in Latin America. To help companies learn from the mistakes we’ve observed while conducting market research, competitive intelligence and analysing Latin American risk, we created a top 10 list of market entry mistakes. As Latin America returns to growth in 2017, we hope these market entry tips…

Doing business in Latin America America – World Bank Report

This work is a product of the staff of The World Bank with external contributions. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this work do not necessarily reflect the views of The World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors, or the governments they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this work do not imply any judgment on the part of The World Bank concerning…
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