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Brazil grows as an agricultural powerhouse

A good relationship by farmers with the new government of Jair Bolsonaro which focuses on business plus a strong commitment to the incorporation of technology to improve agricultural results should make for a happy relationship. These factors point to what is happening today in Brazilian agriculture and could be felt in all its influence during Agrishow, a sample of its agricultural machinery options are this last week in Ribeirao Preto, which is located just 300 kilometres from San Pablo. A distance where…

Digital Farming: Potential Market and Adoption in Brazil

The global Digital Farming market was estimated to be valued at $5 billion in 2018 by Markets and Markets. Within this landscape, Brazil has the potential to become not only one of the largest food producers, but one of the largest markets for digital farming, according to Céleres, which estimates the value of the country’s digital farming market last year at more than R$1 billion (US$251.3 million), with a CAGR of 12 percent per year until 2025. Amid the need to increase food production by 70 percent…

Brazil already has its first online store selling agricultural inputs

This year 2019 started the first year of operation of InstaAgro – first online store authorized to sell agricultural inputs via this medium in Brazil. It is a new startup of the AgTech segment, with Brazilian origin and North American and European capital. Through its innovative business model and state-of-the-art technology, InstaAgro is an online store that markets inputs and agricultural implements directly to the Brazilian rural producer and is already authorized by the regulatory agencies in…

Brazil agribusiness group seeks bankruptcy protection

Privately owned Brazilian agribusiness group Itaquere has filed for bankruptcy protection to restructure 482 million reais ($127 million) of debt, according to a letter from management seen by Reuters. In the letter dated March 21, the group, based in Brazil’s top grains state Mato Grosso, blames a prolonged economic crisis, along with adverse climate conditions and currency swings, for its financial woes. The letter was signed by the group but not by any particular executive. Itaquere and MLuz, named in…

Brazilian Farmland – Is it a buy?

In recent years, Brazil has solidified its role as a global agricultural powerhouse. It has become the world’s largest exporter of soybeans, coffee, and sugar, as well as the second largest overall food producer on the planet. Over the past 15 years, Brazil has increased agricultural production by 156 percent with overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from agriculture reaching an all-time high in the first quarter of 2017.1 The agricultural sector as a whole accounts for nearly 6 percent of Brazil’s total…

Brazilian farmers in Mato Grosso satisfied with the soybean planting progress

Brazil’s Mato Grosso farmers are happy about their soybean planting progress this year, as they have finished sowing almost 90% of their soybean acres and are expecting an early harvest at the end of December. “The weather is so good this year, as rain comes to the state early and keeps going on almost every day,” said Daniel Latorraca Ferreira, director of the Institute of Economics and Agricultural Mato Grosso, (IMAE). “This good weather will help the crop development, and we will be able to start…

China hungers for Brazil’s Grain Harvest

Africa is not the only continent China is investing in Author: Denise Chrispim Marin Conventional wisdom says China plans ahead. Right now, as it works to secure food supplies for the next 50 years, China is getting more active in Brazil, the world’s third-largest grain producer—and one with the significant untapped capacity to expand the cultivated land. China has been ramping up agricultural investments. In 2016, ChemChina raised eyebrows with a $43 billion bid for Syngenta, a major producer of seeds.…

Are agricultural investment funds a bottomless basket?

Financially, we all remember the date: September 2008. The Sub-prime crisis and everything that’s happened in these 10 years. Global rates fell, the profitability of many businesses went down and various businesses ‘too big to fail‘ finally did also fall. But there was a common denominator in a particular sector. Where there were real assets such, as agricultural land, the financial damage was a lower. On the other hand, the dilemma of world food supply continues. By 2050 the population will…

Is Brazilian Farmland a Buy ?

In recent years, Brazil has solidified its role as a global agricultural powerhouse. It has become the world’s largest exporter of soybeans, coffee, and sugar, as well as the second largest overall food producer on the planet. Over the past 15 years, Brazil has increased agricultural production by 156 percent with overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from agriculture reaching an all-time high in the first quarter of 2017.1 The agricultural sector as a whole accounts for nearly 6 percent of Brazil’s total…

The future of food in South America

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The future of food in South America is uncertain, because high-quality food will be grown anywhere in the world where there is the lowest cost of inputs. The leadership of agriculture and food exports in South America is an achievement of generations and now yields its best harvest. This continent has a most conducive climate for producing high quality food, as well as exceptional soils, thanks to the volcanic ash of the Andes, accumulated over millennia. All these factors, coupled with hard work, the application…