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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 plantations or vegetable production in greenhouses in Paraguay, a landlocked country in the heart of South America. Based on the ongoing support from its investors, Agri Terra now finds…

What are farm syndicates and how do they operate?

Farm syndicates are a business model that offers investors the possibility of buying shares or part ownership to take part in a rural productive initiative, whether this is an agricultural project or a horticultural one. It consists of several investors, with similar interests, who are seeking to obtain benefits through rural activities, without the need of settling in a rural area or being experts in these types of activities.    This interesting and successful model is widely extended in New Zealand. Myfarm.com…

Farm syndication is a new trend in South America

Working from the old adage “together we achieve more” farm syndication in South America is to date still very  much a small part of the rural economy. Note that farm syndicates (equity farming, farm equity partnerships and multi-investor farming entities ) are not like listed Agriculture Funds that invest across multiple properties in a pooled fund. Syndicates have a different structure and investment profile altogether. The growth in farm syndication has come from the likes of: professionally…

Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective into cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will be driving a significant demand and resulting growth for livestock products. South America has long been a specialized beef sector, with 31% of global production, but there are still large undeveloped areas with cattle raising potential. Most notably, the Chaco region in Paraguay offers opportunities for added value investment…