Is the US dollars Dominance ending in Trade?

Despite recent doubts about the dominance of the US dollar as a global reserve currency, its position remains strong due to its immense starting advantage, network effects, and the supply of safe assets available to dollar investors. While individual countries can circumvent the dominant system, a shift to a multipolar system of currencies is not imminent and would be inherently less stable. The reason why not: Counter arguments: Conclusion: China’s controlled flows of capital and current-account surpluses…

South American three-year drought partly driven by ‘triple-dip’ La Niña

Southern Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina are still experiencing a severe drought affecting soybean and maize production. Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, South America’s three major agricultural producers, are experiencing a prolonged drought and low water levels in their main rivers. This severely impacts harvests and river transport of important summer crops, with maize and soybeans the main casualties.  Although conditions may improve, the grain harvests of 2022 and 2023 could result in…

Major irrigation projects in Peru: A comprehensive review

Peru has several major irrigation projects developed to enhance its agricultural productivity and support its economy. Here are some of the most significant irrigation projects in Peru: These major irrigation projects in Peru have significantly contributed to the country’s agricultural development and economic growth. They have provided farmers with access to irrigation water, increased agricultural productivity, created new jobs, and supported the growth of various industries. Contact the Gateway to…

The Truth Behind the Drought in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile: Exploring the Role of Climate Change

Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile have grappled with severe drought conditions for the past few months. These countries have been experiencing the lowest levels of rainfall in 35 years, leading to crop failures and threatening food security, access to water, people’s health, and ecosystems. The big question is, what is causing these drought conditions? While some argue that climate change is to blame, others dispute this claim. In this blog post, we will explore the role of climate change in exacerbating…

Latin America’s economic slump got you down? Get the lowdown on what may happen in 2023! Find out how these could affect your business or investments in the next year.

The global economic slowdown will dampen Latam’s growth prospects, but a reconfiguration of the global economy following the war in Ukraine may give rise to unexpected opportunities for the region. Five Facts About Latin America Economic Outlook Economic challenges faced by the world Nowadays, many countries are struggling with economic difficulties, Latin America included. The Latin American economic outlook for March 2023 shows growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments use policy regularization,…

A brief resumé of the differences between Organic, Biodynamic, Lutte Raisonnée, Conventional, and Traditional wines

Regarding wine, several methods are used to make different types. Here is a summary of organic, biodynamic, lutte raisonnée, conventional and traditional wines. Organic wine is made without synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and no GMOs. Biodynamic wine production takes it a step further. It looks at the vineyard as a whole, using lunar cycles to plant and harvest and natural preparations to enrich the soil. Lutte raisonnée is a “reasoned struggle”. Chemicals are used only when…

Geographical differences between Peru and its competitors give it an edge

Peru’s Advantage over other export competitors  Peru has a geographical advantage in that it can grow many horticulture crops all year round, meaning it can choose when to produce and sea freight produce ahead of its Southern Hemisphere competitors, giving them an advantage over the more prominent players such as Chile and Argentina. “Peru can also go head to head with Chile in the primary season. Chile has years of experience exporting blueberries and is very good at it, but Peru is catching up.…

What the future for Mercosur looks like?

Mercosur is a group of countries that includes about 300 million people and covers almost 15 million square kilometres. They’ve got some awesome things going for them, like tons of biodiversity, rich farmlands, and lots of energy resources. The group started in 1991 when Brazil and Argentina decided to put their differences aside and work together. They made a treaty called the Treaty of Asunción, which said that they wanted to be able to move goods, services, and production factors between countries.…

Powering the Future: What changes can we expect in real estate marketing now that AI has gone mainstream

A deeper dive at the potential applications of artificial intelligence in real estate and how brokers and agents can leverage AI to enhance their business. As a result of the proptech revolution, artificial intelligence in real estate is proving to be a significant disruptor. With advancements in machine learning and the rapid evolution of AI, the real estate sector is learning how to handle the massive amounts of data that buildings produce and monitor specific KPIs to simplify operations and extract meaningful…

Vegans Nightmare: A third of global farmland at ‘high’ pesticide pollution risk

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According to new research, a third of the planet’s agricultural land is at “high risk” of pesticide pollution from the lingering residue of chemical ingredients that can leach into water supplies and threaten biodiversity. According to research published Monday, a third of the planet’s agricultural land is at “high risk” of pesticide pollution from the lingering residue of chemical ingredients that can leach into water supplies and threaten biodiversity. The use of pesticides…

Investing in agriculture for 2023

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 are bursting with ideas. But they need money to make this jump. Financiers more often found buying and selling companies have cottoned…

Horticultural Opportunities in Latin America

In Latin America, between forests, high mountains, mountain ranges and deserts, arable farmland is not necessarily abundant, particularly when adding pressure from urban growth and a lack of water in many agricultural regions. The problem of land scarcity lies in its distribution, sustainability, and climate change, which will require better management of irrigation, logistic chains, and food storage, such as applied technology, so that productivity and yields per hectare do not drop. Therefore, it is possible…

Are Performance Fees Fair for Syndicate Investors?

The Argument Against Performance Fees If fund managers and syndicate managers do not outperform their benchmark, they continue to get their standard fee, even if they have to forego their performance fee. We like performance, but we do not like performance fees. There are fund managers, who charge a fee for management, but then on top of that, they charge another fee if they get returns above a certain level. We object to these “performance fees”. Some fund managers will say they should have a performance…

Warren Buffett’s partner Charlie Munger’s thoughts on successful investment practise

Warren Buffett, the world’s most significant investor, added two short sentences to Charlie Munger’s list that have been his decision-clinchers for decades, “Warren, think more about it. You’re smart, and I’m right.” Warren Buffett talked about his long-time friend and business partner, Charlie Munger, in his annual letter to the investors that was published along with Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report. Warren Buffett listed a few of Munger’s thoughts. He advised investors, “Find…

The 10 most important rules for investing in agriculture favour South America

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Rule 1. Only invest in investor-friendly countries: 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 the 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 agriculture. Subsidies can be alluring because they can be seen as underwriting…
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