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Geographical differences between Peru and its competitors give it an edge

Peru’s Advantage over other export competitors  Peru has a geographical advantage in that it can grow many horticulture crops all year round, meaning it can choose when to produce and sea freight produce ahead of its Southern Hemisphere competitors, giving them an advantage over the more prominent players such as Chile and Argentina. “Peru can also go head to head with Chile in the primary season. Chile has years of experience exporting blueberries and is very good at it, but Peru is catching up. One…

Chilean Agro Businesses are very diverse

Chilean Agriculture Chile is a leading producer and exporter of some of the world’s finest fruits, berries, vegetables, fish, shellfish, poultry, meats, and, of course, its premium wines.  Chile is the world’s largest exporter of fresh grapes (29%), plums (23%), and fresh fish fillets (22%); second largest exporter of frozen pacific salmon (30%), avocados (16%), and other frozen fish (10%). Chile is the fifth largest exporter in the world of wine (5%) and frozen pork meat (5%). [Source: Chilean International…

A FOREIGNER’S GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE

A FOREIGNERS GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE      Maybe you visited Chile as a tourist and fell in love with the country, or perhaps you are aware of its strategies to become a global food supplier. Now you are considering buying some farmland there. Congratulations! Apart from mining, Chile has unique soil and climate advantages for agricultural exploitation and food production. Spread along 2500+ miles on the Southwestern Pacific Coast of South America, Chile encompasses all climate…

More Foreign horticultural investment moves to Peru

Unfortunately, as climate change and a severe +10-year drought have limited agricultural growth in the Chilean northern regions (like Peru growing conditions), farm investments have moved further south, where irrigation infrastructure and larger reservoirs secure permanent crop irrigation. In all, this reality has generated value appreciations of 30%, 60% and up to 100% in just a few years, and a substantial migration of Chilean fruit growers and investors to Peru. Farmland values depend, in the end, on the…

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…

Chile replaces Mexico as China’s largest supplier of avocados

“From 2016 to 2017, Chile exported more than 13,000 tons of avocados to the Chinese market, replacing Mexico as the largest supplier of avocado to China,” said the commercial advisor of the Chilean embassy in China, Andreas Pierotic. “We already have the government’s permission to promote the avocado in China. Our country’s fruits have a good quality and we have a very advanced preservation technology, which is why Chilean fruits have gained so much popularity among Chinese consumers,”…
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