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Biggest South American Corporate Farm Groups

With agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of the long-term appreciation of farm property. As a result, investors from around the world are pouring a lot of funds into agriculture this year to boost yields across the top producer nations as record-high food prices jolt markets and send buyers scurrying for supplies. South America is today worldwide considered a top place to buy, lease and manage agricultural…

Adecoagro has secured USD 100 million international credit for projects and investments in Argentina

It expects to double its milk production to 200 million litres per year in Argentina. The Wall Street listed firm also has assets in Brazil and Uruguay. Adecoagro, Argentina’s largest milk producer, received a USD 100 million loans from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) weeks ago, which will be earmarked for investments in the local agri-food sector, more specifically aims to double its milk production to reach 200 million litres per year. This is the second time the company has obtained funding…

Adecoagro – One of the largest agricultural companies in South America

Adecoagro started operating in 2002 with the purchase of 74,000 hectares of land in Argentina and from then on they became one of the largest agricultural companies in South America. Adecoagro production is mainly focused on sugar and ethanol, but it is also producing soy, rice, corn, and dairy. The company’s main competitive advantages are its low production costs, clean ownership structure, varied land ownership, and strong valuation (stock price below book value). Your stock screener or data provider…

Adecoagro buys the Argentine cooperative Sancor Dairy Company

Twelve years after the first attempt, the agro-industrial group Adecoagro is about to get its revenge: it will gain control of the SanCor dairy cooperative, a company of the utmost importance for the Argentine dairy industry. That will be next Thursday when a meeting of farm shareholders of the dairy firm decides as an association whether  Adecoagro can have more than 90% of the assets that are to be transferred. The amount of the transaction is confidential but, according to market sources, the proposal…

Argentina is leading the way in sustainable dairy farming

With the inauguration of its huge biodigester in Santa Fe, Adecoagro adds the production of its energy needs from cow manure. The projected change of the milk paradigm has now become a reality. With the inauguration of its new biodigester, completed this week, the cowshed of Adecoagro in Christophersen (south of Santa Fe) closes the circle of sustainability in dairy farming. It is the missing link to consolidate a true paradigm shift in Argentine milk production: high productivity based on a complete confinement…

Adecoagro is looking to expand in Argentina and Brazil

Adecoagro revealed that executives had been “travelling all around” southern Brazil investigating potential sugar acquisitions, and was mulling growth in the likes of rice, dairy and beef, after slashing its debts in a “milestone” year. Mariano Bosch, chief executive of the South American farm operator – of which George Soros’s Soros Fund Management is a major shareholder – said that it had been looking at “many, many mills that are for sale in Brazil” with…

Argentine Economic reforms have more than doubled farm profitability

Argentine  Economic Reforms introduced by Argentina’s new government have “more than doubled” profitability prospects for farmers, said Adecoagro, the South American agricultural group in which George Soros is the biggest investor. The farm operator – which has more than 350,000 hectares planted with field crops and sugar cane – said that changes introduced by the administration of Mauricio Macri, who was elected Argentine president in December, “have and will continue to have a…
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