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Peru expects to export 15% more Hass avocados in 2018

Peru expects to export 10 to 15% more Hass avocados in the 2018 campaign than the 230 thousand tons it dispatched in the 2017 campaign. The president of the Hass Avocado Producers Association of Peru (ProHass), Daniel Bustamante Canny, said the volume dispatched would increase because of the new areas that would enter into production and the plantations that entered the maturity stage and increased their productive returns. He also said that it was still too early to know the exact volume because the trees…

Chinese start-ups turn to Latin America as new land of tech opportunities

Trend intensifies as Trump continues to insult Mexico ○ Chinese entrepreneurs are embracing opportunities in Latin America while mutual exchanges in technology and innovation increase ○ Some Latin American entrepreneurs are joining China’s competitive start-up landscape as China-Latin American trade grows The golden opportunity for Chinese start-ups to “go Latin” may have arrived. Things have been looking good between China and Latin America, with trade multiplying 22 times since the year…

The United Kingdoms view on South America in 2018

Boris Johnson the British Foreign Secretary speaks about his recent trip to Latin America, and the unique opportunities the region presents for the UK. He said never have did he feel such a sense of mystery as he did last week when he gazed at the Pacific from the coast of Latin America – and we looked at each other, as the poet puts it, with a wild surmise. The mystery was what had taken us so long. Why was I the first Foreign Secretary to visit Peru for 50 years? How had we waited 25 years to go to Argentina,…

LatAm Investor Report May 2018

Argentina’s Progress Report   When Mauricio Macri came to power in late 2015 and promised to fix Argentina’s distorted economy it caught the world’s attention. In the LatAm INVESTOR Argentina Report published in Q2 2016, we described how closed sectors were being opened up for international investors. Two years later we’re back with an update. Macri’s first 100 days were a whirlwind of rapid changes, as he tackled the most perverse distortions in the Argentine economy. However, since then he…

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…

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…

2018 South American Consumption Growth Analisis

The end of the first quarter of 2018 gives us a first glimpse of 2017 sales results in Latin America’s leading markets. Across the region, consumption grew thanks to strengthening currencies, falling interest rates and rebuilding consumer confidence. With the region’s big three (Brazil, Mexico and Argentina) enjoying modest to very strong consumption growth, 2018 promises to be an even better year than 2017. To that end, below we break down some of the best-selling products and fastest-growing markets in…

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…