Chile leads Latin America in global competitiveness

Chile’s National Evaluation and Productivity Commission will conduct a new study to assess priority sectoral permits for investment in order to propose substantial improvements in their efficiency, predictability, and stability. The National Evaluation and Productivity Commission (CNEP) received a new mandate from the Government of Chile to analyze priority sectoral permits for investment, identify barriers in the process, and propose efficiency, predictability, and stability improvements. This study aims…

Why buy farmland in Chile in 2024?

We have written before about why investments in agriculture seem like a no-brainer, given the fundamentals of supply and demand. Owning farmland can be comparable to owning physical gold, but it also gives you a good income. Thus you should buy as much of it as possible if the price is right. Farm soils in Chile are incredibly fertile, and the price is right.  Highly dairy farms or productive farmland run between USD 12,000 and USD 17,000 per hectare. By comparison, farmland in New Zealand can cost USD 22,000…

How to find Affordable Real Estate in Chile

Some Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Real Estate in Chile Acquiring or even selling property can be a complicated exercise for the inexperienced;  the following outlines the basic principles of the issues faced when buying or selling a property and, in particular, to help those looking for affordable real estate in Chile. Keep in mind that most foreigners who have bought in the past without experienced professional assistance ended up overpaying for the property. It is called locally the ‘Gringo…

Why Californian nut growers are moving to South America

Almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are making bank in the Golden State—but the groundwater supply is paying the price. California has entered the age of King Nut: The state produces more than 80 percent of the world’s almonds, and roughly 30 and 40 percent of the world’s pistachios and walnuts, respectively. Most of the production takes place in the Central Valley, a swath of farmland in California’s midsection. A single almond requires 3.8 litres of water to grow—bad news in the midst of…

The profitability of horticulture creates a price differential in the price of land, between the Metropolitan and Los Ríos regions in Chile

If agricultural land is considered on its own in Chile- without any projections to urbanize it for housing or tourism – it is estimated that land prices range from USD 6,000 to USD 60,000 per hectare, with the Metropolitan Region having the highest values. Today’s horticulture investments seem to be more profitable in the areas of Linares, Longaví and Parral, areas that have better prices, and in addition to that they usually have better access to water and have had a climate that promotes the…

Chilean agriculture is expected to become part of the 10 largest food exporters in the world by 2020

Agriculture in Chile is a strategically important sector. The objective is to make Chile part of the 10 largest food exporters in the world by 2020. At the moment Chile is round about No: 20. From the beginning of this century food export increased by an average of 12% annually. Further processing and surplus values are central in the policy. Primary production is only a small part of the gross national product. Because of the closed-in position of the country sanitary provisions are second to none and these…
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