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Savills: Global Farmland Index (January, 2018)

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Measuring the opportunities of farmland investment across the world SUMMARY ■ Their Global Farmland index recorded an average annualised growth of 13.3% since 2002 and 2% over the past five years. ■ Although pressure on commodity prices has slowed growth in values in recent years, the long-term fundamentals of farmland ownership still apply with increased food production and competitive land use driving demand. ■ Opportunity v Risk Matrix tool considers these relative opportunities and risks of farmland…

The G20 comes to Argentina

The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit will be the thirteenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20). It will be held in 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be the first-ever G20 summit to be ever hosted in South America so it is a proud moment for the region. G20’s  History A leading global forum The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries…

These 4 Tech Trends Are Driving Us Toward Food Abundance

From a first-principles perspective, the task of feeding eight billion people boils down to converting energy from the sun into chemical energy in our bodies. Traditionally, solar energy is converted by photosynthesis into carbohydrates in plants (i.e., biomass), which are either eaten by the vegans amongst us, or fed to animals, for those with a carnivorous preference. Today, the process of feeding humanity is extremely inefficient. If we could radically reinvent what we eat, and how we create that food,…

China’s agricultural investment abroad is rising

China’s need for agricultural resources and technology and the country’s considerable financial clout are driving rapid growth in Chinese investment in agriculture and food sectors abroad. The trend reflects the growing global ambitions of Chinese companies, and it is attracting the attention of business and government leaders around the world. According to Chinese investment statistics, overseas ventures in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries soared from $300 million in 2009 to $3.3 billion in 2016. But…

Have $1 billion to invest? Buy agricultural land is Lord Andrew Hay’s advice

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For a man with information on prime properties across the globe, Lord Andrew Hay can separate the wheat from the chaff. And that’s why the wish list of the global head of the residential division, Knight Frank, like many of today’s high-net-worth individuals (HNIs), involves investing in agricultural land. Security plans The regions that have found favour are Australia, Africa and South America, according to Hay. “We are losing 10 million hectares of productive land each year. There will be a food shortage…

Paraguay is now the worlds third largest exporter of soybeans

Paraguay ranks as the third largest exporter of soybeans this season, with an export volume of 5.8 million tons, according to the latest supply and demand of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),  productivasa.com.py as replicated by the local Paraguay website. Paraguay country moves to the third position overtaking Argentina, which this year faced a historically severe drought, which has caused more than 15 million tonnes of soya losses. Production checks in the productive regions of Argentina,…

A New Real Estate Marketing option for Independent Brokers and Vendors

We are offering a new option for independent brokers and private Vendors to market their real estate or Agricultural related businesses for sale  outside their home location For some time now GTSA – Marketing has been marketing individual properties or projects for vendors and independent brokers without being involved in the sales process. This is in response to the effects of disruptive technologies available to sellers. We do this where we have no licensed sales support in the area or region and/or…

Agribusiness in the new era of Blockchain

The author, who was in a summit of agro-technology in the US, says that stocks with cryptographic digital platforms will expand the horizon for many agricultural uses. The particular technology Blockchain which uses cryptography (the technique of writing with secret keys, so that the writing is only intelligible to those who can decipher it ) can create a ledger of assets and transactions that can not be pirated or counterfeited. This allows complete transactions such as currency, commodities or anything else…

No more room for the little guys in Latin America’s clean energy market

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Latin America’s booming clean energy market is attracting the world’s energy giants, which are driving down prices and squeezing out the little guys. Smaller developers were instrumental in taking wind and solar mainstream in the region, making headlines in recent years by offering record low prices at government auctions. Now they’re getting undercut by bigger rivals like Enel SpA, AES Corp. and Iberdrola SA. The emergence of international power companies in Latin America is a testament to how mature…

China’s commitment to Latin America to growing as United States retreats

As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economies and business in the region since the Forum’s last meeting in Brazil, in 2011. With foreign trade worth $4 trillion, China is the world’s most important trading country. Besides the US, it is also the most important trading partner for 100 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. During South America’s golden decade from the early 2000s, the region…

Argentina – Brazil – Chile – The Bioceanic Corridor, the key to reach the Asian markets

After more than two decades of being projected, the authorities say that now at the end of this year the contract for works of the new tunnel that will cross under the Andes Mountain Range will be awarded. At the end of this year, the works of the Aguas Negras tunnel will be awarded, It took more than two decades as a project, which will allow crossing through the heart of the Andes mountain range going from San Juan along Route 150 to Coquimbo (Chile) to exit through to the Pacific coast. The work, long claimed…

Paraguay – One of the worlds largest exporters of Soya Beans

Paraguay is the world’s fourth biggest exporter of soya, a crop that has been dubbed “green gold.” Its harvest – likely to reach a record 9 million tonnes this season – is mostly shipped as raw soybeans to the European Union, where it is used in cattle feed, or to Argentina for the manufacture of biofuels. More than three million hectares of soybean are currently sown in Paraguay, nearly triple the area than in 1998, and agricultural exports will account for the majority of the country’s predicted…

Now is the time to Invest in Latin America’s Tourism Boom

Latin America’s Tourism Boom continues. According to the UN’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) tourism is the 3rd largest export in the world, with international sales worth more than the food or auto industries. The number of international journeys made globally each year has jumped from 25 million in 1950 to more than 1.2 billion today. That exponential rise in international trips has created an ever-expanding tourist industry that sees $4 billion spent every day. The tourism juggernaut shows no sign…

One trillion dollars of real estate is on the move and here is why

Autonomous vehicles,  self-driving cars and trucks, are coming very soon. The world is going to change because of them and how it affects how we live and work. These two articles “second order effects” and “$1 trillion of real estate is on the move … here’s why”   explain why and are a must read for anyone involved in private and public transport and all of us involved in real estate. A lot has been written about the “first order” effects of autonomous vehicles (AVs): How…

Which countries head the list for money laundering ?

Dirty secrets: financial crime Those looking to hide—or expose—ill-gotten gains will pore over the latest Financial Secrecy Index, published today by the Tax Justice Network, a campaign group. It ranks jurisdictions based on a combination of their level of legally enshrined secrecy and the size of their financial centres. The higher a country is on the list, the more vulnerable it is to money-laundering, corruption and tax-dodging. For all the recent focus on bringing tiny, palm-fringed islands to heel,…