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Why and How to invest in South American Agriculture ?

Many of the topics that were considered fringe in the past but are now coming to reality with the effects of global warming; the morality of food miles when countries use diminishing resources to ship food a long way to any market, geopolitical power shifts, the potential break up and loss of power in the United States, along with the growing power of Asia, Brazil, and the Pacific rim countries, like Australia and Chile, are all topics of hot discussion. GTSA obviously has its own agenda in all this as we see…

GTSA Group Profile for South America

Gateway to South America is one of South America’s Southern Cone’s most experienced specialised real estate marketing companies with representation in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We offer a comprehensive selection of rural, lifestyle and residential property throughout the region.     #adp02 Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience and level of service in these areas of real estate. Fewer still offer the same levels of specialist knowledge and total commitment…

China and Europe continue to invest in South America

Many of the countries sprinkled across South America are enjoying periods of growth, as natural resources and higher standards of education than before present the region as a fantastic place to invest Source: worldfinance.com Chinese investment in South America has increased dramatically over the last decade. An article in Latin Finance points out that bilateral investment between the two countries has grown by 1,400 percent, which equals about $140bn. The Chinese investment contribution is seen as highly…

El 85% de todo el ganado de América del Sur está libre de aftosa

El 85% de todo el ganado de América del Sur está libre de aftosa En el Centro de Convenciones de la Conmebol, Asunción, finalizaron ayer las deliberaciones de la 39ª Reunión Ordinaria de la Cosalfa (Comisión Sudamericana para la Lucha contra la Fiebre Aftosa). En esta reunión se analizó la situación sanitaria del continente, se verificó el informe de cada uno de los países el Continente, exceptuando a Venezuela, que no envió a ningún representante. “Los desafíos para la erradicación de la fiebre…

Global hotelliers eye Latin America for unprecedent growth

The sky’s the limit for the hotel industry in Latin America, but that doesn’t mean hoteliers in the region can coast, according to panelists speaking during the Hotel Opportunities Latin America conference. Using the “View from the Top” panel as their pulpit, hotel leaders told attendees they have a lot of optimism for Latin America’s continued growth and are looking to expand their holdings throughout the region. Moderator Clay Dickinson of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels said the region’s economy is…

Chile winemaker Concha y Toro will invest $60 million during 2012

Chile winemaker Concha y Toro will invest $60 million into its own business during 2012, chairman Alfonso Larrain told reporters. Concha y Toro, one of the world’s biggest wine exporters, is focusing its business strategy on premium wines to offset the stronger peso and rising production costs. Concha y Toro reported sales of 87.99 billion Chilean pesos ($180.22 million) during 2012’s first quarter, a 13.5% increase on-year after it acquired Brown-Forman Corp.’s (BFA, BFB) Fetzer Wineyards…

Asian investment boom seen in Latin America

Selling soybeans, iron and copper ore and other commodities to Asian countries has transformed Latin America over the past decade, stabilizing economies despite worldwide crises and lifting tens of millions of people into the middle class. Now, say officials from both Asia and Latin America, a second gold rush is under way. by The Associated Press Asian investors flush with hundreds of billions of dollars in cash now see Latin America as a top business opportunity, and they’re flooding into manufacturing,…

Australian Farming Experts recomend South America

FARMERS may turn to buying property across the globe should climate change effects bite hard, a Geelong agriculture forum heard yesterday. The agricultural college’s carbon discussion heard the views of some of the country’s peak climate change and agriculture experts. The forum heard dire outlooks for Australia’s pastoral land, described as “the worst paddock” on the global farm. Modest estimations suggested sea levels rising to almost a metre by century’s end. Worst case…

New Zealanders invest in South America

By ROD ORAM – Sunday Star Times | Milking greener pastures #adp02 Faced with high land values and falling milk prices at home, a growing number of New Zealand dairy farmers are invest in South America, the United States, eastern Europe and Russia. They are attracted by rapidly expanding dairy sectors and potentially more profitable business models. By comparison, it gets tougher each season at home to increase production and profitability. These global trends were highlighted at the International Dairy…

Strong demand expected for Chilean kiwifruit

With big-volume California and Italian kiwifruit seasons winding down, importers expect strong demand for Chilean product, expected on U.S. retail shelves by early April. By Andy Nelson @produceretailer.com Madera, Calif.-based Western Fresh Marketing Inc. expects to kick off its Chilean program around the end of March, said Chris Kragie, sales manager. Western Fresh’s Chilean volumes should rise about 15% this season, Kragie said. Wenatchee, Wash.-based Giumarra of Wenatchee expects its first arrivals of…

World scientists state that global investments in sustainable agriculture are needed to tackle food insecurity

Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic disease due to excess food consumption. global investments demand is growing for agricultural products and food prices are rising, yet roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Climate change threatens more frequent drought, flooding and pest outbreaks, and the world loses 12 million hectares of agricultural land each year to land degradation. Land clearing and inefficient practices…

China and the Inter-American Development Bank launch $1 bln Latam investment fund

China and the Inter-American Development Bank said on Monday they are starting a $1 billion fund to invest in Latin America, though the Asian giant’s latest push to expand its influence in the region prompted words of caution from Brazil. To feed its fast-growing economy’s voracious appetite for raw materials, China has invested tens of billions of dollars in the region, from Mexico to Argentina, over the last decade to acquire strategic assets or companies in sectors such as oil, minerals and food…

The ever changing Chilean Export Fruit Market

Since 1960, there are records of Chile, as an exporter of  Chilean Export Fruit  . Since then, every year there have been new varieties of fruits, of which not all are suitable for export. In Chile, for a variety of fruit to be considered suitable for export, it must have a life of postharvest of 5 degrees Celsius for 25 days (in other words, it must have the capacity to be sent by sea). The only fruit that will never meet this requirement but will always be exported are cherries. The varieties of cherries…