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Trust Code Software prevents Fake Food Scams

New Zealand software has intercepted a batch of fake infant formula with ties to a Russian counterfeiting ring using a new technology called Trust Codes. Trust Codes was developed to tackle the burgeoning market for counterfeit food and has now nabbed its first fraudsters, when the scam was just a few hours old. The software uses QR codes to certify that a product is genuine. When a customer scans a code with their smart phone, the product’s origin and authenticity is instantly verified. If a fake product…

Global Trust in Sustainable Agriculture is the Next big opportunity – Rabobank

The biggest value creation opportunity for those in the  agricultural sector is to be seen as a globally trusted source of sustainably produced products, says a new Rabobank report on the sector ie Sustainable Agriculture. The Sustainable Returns: Finding the value in Environmental Sustainability the  report says improved environmental practices can deliver an immediate monetary benefit, through price premiums, and long-term strategic advantages. Report author Blake Holgate said many consumers now…

The 10 most important rules for investing in agriculture

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Rule 1. Only invest in countries that are investor-friendly: Agricultural investments require a medium to long-term view. A typical investment in mainstream agriculture will require 70-80% of your investment to go into land. There is no need to add to these risks by going into countries where you put your capital at risk. This rules out most of Africa, Eastern Europe and parts of Asia. Rule 2. Countries with low, preferably no, subsidies for agricultural. Subsidies can be alluring because they can be seen…

What does Donald Trump’s election victory means for agriculture ?

Some might say a president who gained power with the motto “drain the swamp” might appear a boon for agriculture. But whether he turns out that way will require a more measured tone by Donald Trump when in office than that he voiced to win power. Sure, farmers may well enjoy something of a honeymoon for now from his victory, which is likely to take the dollar on a weaker course, for now, than it would have done had Mr Trump’s Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, won the vote. The greenback fell…

International Digital Marketing Services for Real Estate Developers

If you are a Real Estate Developer or Individual Requiring Professional Marketing   For some years we have been requested to offer our International Marketing services to developers and individuals who wish to sell privately in locations that, for practical reasons, we were not able to service with our own sales people on the ground. However, due to our recent in-house marketing expansion, we now have more resources available which enable us to provide this service to others. If you are a vendor in…

Farm Investments in Paraguay for Sale

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GTSA Paraguay Farm Investments Gateway to South America offers the investors the opportunity to acquire undeveloped, virgin farms in Paraguay’s most sought after location. The Alto Chaco Region. These fields are characterised by scrub forests and fairly dense hardwood timbers. They have abundant water, numerous rivers and streams as well as low surface groundwater and springs. The soils have been sampled and provide excellent potential for different crops and /or cattle grazing. Paraguay, one of the smallest…

Rising Milk demand from China and increasing food safety concerns from New Zealand its major supplier open up opportunities for South America

Rising Milk The worlds largest dairy exporters New Zealand company  Fonterra is calling for improved lab-testing, saying the Government owned Environmental Science & Research laboratories in New Zealand  lacked the capacity to identify an E.coli bacterium in cream. This comes as a French company sues the dairy giant for $500 million, China looks to buy its milk from Germany and South America. Are these food safety issues an opportunity for South…
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