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Paraguay: A Hidden Gem in the Agrichemicals Market

Whenever agrochemical players think of the South American markets, Brazil will be the one that comes to mind. It became the world’s largest agrochemicial market a few years ago, but it is quite an elusive market to most players because obtaining technical-grade registration takes up to seven years. The second thing that comes to mind for those…

Paraguay – Reasons to Invest and live there

Paraguay recent election results have confirmed the business-friendly environment will continue. Paraguay produces the highest per capita surplus of electricity worldwide from the Itaipu Dam giving it a stable income base that is even stronger than its agricultural exports. Construction Details The course of the seventh biggest river in the world…

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…

German Agri Terra Group offers investments in Paraguayan agriculture

Founded by brothers Carsten and Michael Pfau in 2012, the Munich headquartered investment advisor Agri Terra has grown into a global player regarding investment opportunities in Paraguay.  Hundreds of clients have used the services of the fast-growing company in order to participate in projects such as cattle breeding, orange…

Paraguay is now the worlds third largest exporter of soybeans

Paraguay ranks as the third largest exporter of soybeans this season, with an export volume of 5.8 million tons, according to the latest supply and demand of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),  productivasa.com.py as replicated by the local Paraguay website. Paraguay country moves to the third position overtaking Argentina,…

Paraguay’s grass-fed beef market offers many investment options

With the Brazilian cattle market hit by concerns over safety and fraud, investors should look to its South American neighbor Paraguay for a resilient cattle – and agricultural – growth story, says Roberto Vitón, managing director at Valoral Advisors, an investment advisory firm specializing in food and agricultural assets in…

Paraguay: has specialised agriculture in each farming region

A preliminary mapping of this country of opportunities shows a diverse and rich productive structure with cattle ranching as a fundamental pillar of the flourishing Paraguayan economy. In fact, Paraguay offers a variety of productive bets in each of its regions: the west, where most of the agricultural holdings are located and the majority of the…

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,…

The new farming frontier in South America

The new farming frontier in South America Commodity prices may be weaker but South American food producers still enjoy formidable comparative advantages. Foreign investors seeking to benefit from the enormous pick up in Chinese demand for agricultural commodities grown in Latin America have however had a fairly complicated time. A 2010 law limits direct…

Paraguay Export Economy is Agriculturally Based

Paraguay Export Economy is Agriculturally Based Bordered by Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, Paraguay. It lies firmly in the heart of South America. With a land area of just under half a million square kilometres, a country that is considerably smaller than its neighbours and has one of the  lowest population densities in the region. With few mineral…

Things look increasingly positive for PARAGUAY as growth continues

Things look increasingly positive for PARAGUAY as growth continues Paraguay’s growth estimate is now the highest for the whole of Latin America. With the dreaded Foot and Mouth Disease hitting the country in 2012, coupled with the drought, which caused the government to call for emergency…