Retail eCommerce sales near USD $ 50 Billion in Latin America

Retail eCommerce sales in Latin America are growing at a rapid pace, according to eMarketer estimates. Based on the latest figures for total and digital retail around the world, eCommerce sales in the region will reach nearly USD$50 billion this year, an increase of 23.9%. Nearly USD $20 billion in sales will come from Brazil alone, where eCommerce also makes up a greater share of the total retail market than elsewhere in the region (a still tiny 2.8%). Mexico is in a distant second, with USD $5.70 billion…

Uruguay will be seat of the 2016 World Meat Congress

URUGUAY 2016 World Meat Congress Clean green pastures, pure air, pristine water and red sunsets   Free range Grass fed No hormones used Less cholesterol 100% traceability Safe, healthy, delicious High contents of Omega-3 and antioxidants For centuries, farmers have applied careful animal welfare and husbandry practices when raising cattle and sheep, following a sustainable process in total harmony with the environment. Traceability is mandatory for the 100% of cattle stock and every packing plant in the…

The search for vegetable proteins

All the world’s inhabitants are eating increasing amounts of animal proteins, including meat. Animals need vegetable proteins in their feed in order to produce that meat. Can the supply of proteins for animal feed keep up with demand in the next ten years? Clara van der Elst, analyst at Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, has been studying this essential question for the food supply. If there are no vegetable proteins for animals, there will be no meat, no eggs, no fish and no milk for people. Just…

The Current State Of Pastoral Farming In Uruguay

Back in the early years of the 21st century, when soy production began to dramatically increase in Uruguay, many worried voices were heard concerning the future of pastoral farming, the traditional land use. Yet, the URUGUAY XXI 2014 foreign trade report lists meat and related exports as the first product, ahead of soy beans. Do both land uses exclude each other? Not necessarily, because the country still has ample room for productivity increases in its 17:322.000 hectares of gently rolling pastures. AREAS…

Taxes and Uruguay

Doing business in Uruguay Uruguay is an independent republic since 1825, situated in South America between Brazil and Argentina. In the course of the past twenty years, Uruguay has been making its mark as a growing and authentic international financial centre. Uruguay is characterised by solid banking provisions, political stability, excellent communications, a pleasant climate and a favourable tax system. Uruguay is an excellent location to minimise taxes while doing business in the area. Uruguay is a member…

What are the key Reasons investors should consider with Agri-Funds

Agri-Funds are an innovative and smart way to reap the benefits of agribusiness investments using an efficient, transparent and liquid investment vehicle. While agricultural commodities prices have been low during last year, the long-term growth story is still strong. As a matter of fact, short-term uncertainty could even create an attractive opportunity for investors in Agri-funds right now.  Here’s how the business works; The business model for Agri-Funds is actually quite simple and straightforward.…

Drones in South America Agriculture

Drones in South America Agriculture: Now that Agricultural Drones are becoming more widespread I thought we would do a promo on one of the most advanced UK models available in the market today. About QuestUAV QuestUAV Ltd is a UK based manufacturer of small, fixed wing unmanned aircraft ( sUAV ) that are designed to carry sensors such as high resolution cameras, infra red cameras, thermal cameras, multispectral cameras and video surveillance cameras. Our drones / aircraft / UAV are also referred to as RPA (Remotely…

The Mercosur becomes less important to Argentine Trade

Argentina “beggar thy neighbour” trade policies continue to damage the Mercosur Increase reflects administration’s efforts to boost ties with Asian giant as Mercosur trade drops. Exports to China soared in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period last year, rising by almost 50 percent to US$384 million. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government has been making a concerted effort to increase ties with the Asian giant and that appears to have paid off in the first…

Brazil, Peru and China building a Bi-Oceanic Rail corridor

Brazil, Peru and China building a Bi-Oceanic Rail corridor The project of a trans-continental railway, Atlantic to Pacific, using Chinese finance is not a new one. Argentina, Brazil and Chile had also tried to make such a plan work some years ago. However now it seems a new player Peru is at the forefront of a new plan. Along with Brazil using Chinese finance they are moving forward on a transcontinental railway that will cut across the continent, climb the Andes and connect port cities in the Pacific and Atlantic…

GTSA – Activity Update for April 2015

GTSA UPDATE Here is a short update on what is happening in GTSA in the past month. Argentina: Residential – Buenos Aires The Buenos Aires residential market is starting to move again with sales up 23.6% in March. Prices are down on past years. Farm Market: The farm market is showing a little more optimism with the belief that with the current administration gone in the upcoming elections reason might prevail and with that profits will return. Despite the obstacles in front of investors to buy they are…

Who are the big Agriculture Producers in South America ?

  Who are the big Agriculture Producers in South America ? If there is one region in the world that competes with the U.S. as the world’s supplier of corn and soybeans, it is South America. There has been a significant surface expansion (mostly in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) in the last three decades,and there is a large amount of available land left in Brazil once the rainforests have been cleared. A study by Bain & Company, a Boston consultancy, forecasts that Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,…

Disruptive technologies in agriculture could usher in artificial milk and beef

              Disruptive technologies in agriculture are coming your way very soon. Get ready or join the dinosaurs. Would you buy artificial milk or beef if the price was right? United States-based entrepreneur and Stanford University lecturer Tony Seba was in New Zealand on Tuesday for a workshop on disruption technologies, which are new ways of doing things that disrupt or overturn traditional business methods and practices. He focuses on entrepreneurship, disruption and…

South America limits access to its resources for foreigners

          South America limits access to its resources for foreigners? The country of Uruguay, sandwiched between South America’s largest economies Argentina and Brazil, is taking steps to protect its farmland from unregulated foreign investment which to date has been Argentina and Brazil. It’s a familiar story. Powerful countries with money to spend and mouths to feed look outside their own borders for agricultural land. But this time, it’s not only Europe or North America…

Uruguay farm sellers buy in Paraguay hoping to repeat their earlier success

Uruguay farm sellers buy in Paraguay hoping to repeat their earlier success Paraguay has become the main destination for Uruguayan investments abroad as they continue to invest very strongly, not only in the Chaco region, where they bought two million hectares, but are investing Itapua or even Missions provinces as well. They are planting rice, soy and in some cases rearing livestock with those two million hectares. With this investment a process of modernization of the Paraguayan countryside is happening as…

Uruguay looks to build a Powdered Milk Plant to Supply Cuba replacing New Zealand supplier

Uruguay looks to build a Powdered Milk Plant to Supply Cuba replacing New Zealand supplier Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and Cuban counterpart Raul Castro agreed to consider the installation in the South American country of a plant to produce powdered milk for export to the Caribbean island, Uruguay’s vice president, Raul Sendic, said Tuesday. The leaders met Monday in Montevideo along with Cabinet ministers from both governments and agreed on “the need and the importance” of strengthening bilateral…
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