Thanks to new technology, they now harvest wheat in an unthinkable location, in Alto Chaco, in Paraguay

Just a few ays ago, the wheat harvest was completed on a test plot in the upper Paraguayan Chaco, in the Infante Rivarola area. It is a fact that was unthinkable only a few years ago, but that today is a prodigious reality achieved thanks to work, science and technology, as highlighted by the president of the Union of Production Guilds (UGP), Eng. Agr. Hector Cristaldo. The Paraguayan Chaco registers the full stage of agricultural expansion and in this process, the incorporation of winter crops with adaptation…

CEO of GTSA gives six negotiating tips for foreign buyers

Geoffrey McRae, GTSA Real Estate Consultants CEO, outlines some basic negotiation skills that can help when approaching the sales process in a foreign country. Many foreign buyers are uncomfortable or inexperienced with the negotiation process in a country where they know little about the local customs.  While the vendor has their broker to negotiate for them, buyers are at their own mercy. ( the vendor’s broker will often also act as a buyer’s agent, which is the norm in most markets we cover,…

Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective on cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will drive a significant demand and 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 through transforming…

Agriculture in Paraguay is building on its core strengths

Paraguay excels in the production of food products. The government plans to reduce the impact of volatile prices on the agricultural sector through improved transport links, technology and increased processing capacities. Developing infrastructure projects nationwide will help diversify Paraguay’s economy and strengthen its core strength, agricultural production. While the country has a consensus regarding the need to diversify income streams, this consensus also extends to the belief that Paraguay needs…

Why South America should be considered a Preferred Investment Destination

GTSA principal Geoffrey McRae has lived and owned real estate in South America since 2003, so he has his own views of its opportunities and risks. He founded the real estate group under the Gateway to South America brand covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, so he has seen the benefits and challenges of operating in each country and market. In his opinion, business success in the region relies on the ability to understand the countries’ histories, their business customs and learn…

The Chaco Region in Paraguay received US$148 million of investment in the past five years (and in 2022, it exported US$900 million)

Chaco is experiencing an acceleration in the increase in investments, especially in recent years, and the execution of infrastructure works is one of the pillars on which the region’s growth will be based. How much capital has been injected into the region in the last five years, and what is needed to turn the Western part of Paraguay into a pole of industrial development? Numbers are the best way to measure the development of an activity or area. And official data shows that in the Chaco, a territory…

Paraguay as an Investment destination

Why is Paraguay becoming popular with investors ? Paraguay Investment options give foreigners excellent choices for the serious or smaller investor. Paraguay has all the  conditions in place to attract and retain investors from all over the world, not just South America. It has a stable democratic government and private property rights are respected in the constitution. With nearly 7 million inhabitants, Paraguay is a small but open economy. Over the past decade, the Paraguayan economy grew at an average…

Looking to farm in Paraguay: Check out the different soil types first

Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, providing expert advice on property acquisition and investment tours. The Gateway Team – When You are Serious About Property www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com About Gateway to South AmericaGateway to South America is an independent Brokerage and Advisory company committed to helping…

South American three-year drought partly driven by ‘triple-dip’ La Niña

Southern Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina are still experiencing a severe drought affecting soybean and maize production. Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, South America’s three major agricultural producers, are experiencing a prolonged drought and low water levels in their main rivers. This severely impacts harvests and river transport of important summer crops, with maize and soybeans the main casualties.  Although conditions may improve, the grain harvests of 2022 and 2023 could result in…

Blockchain will track 50 million trees through Investancia and EcoMatcher partnership

The groundbreaking new partnership will use blockchain technology to record, view and measure the growth of 50 million Pongamia trees to be planted in the Paraguayan Chaco forest over the next decade. Leading agro-research company Investancia has teamed up with EcoMatcher to track a large-scale reforestation project using EcoMatcher’s blockchain-enabled digital tree-planting platform. Over the next ten years, 50 million trees will each receive a unique QR code in Investancia’s tree nursery. Once the trees…

Five Facts About Paraguay’s Soy Exports Reaching Record Levels

Paraguay set to overtake Argentina in soybean exports “Paraguay to Take Lead in Soybean Exports” – that’s the headline! It’s great news for those curious about global trade and farming. Paraguay’s exports are increasing, showing a shift in South American economics. This has significant implications for businesses, the government and consumers. Paraguay pushes to increase soya output Paraguay is boosting its soybean production to fill the global supply gap. This is especially…

Paraguay: has specialised agriculture options in each of its farming regions

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 rural population also, and the Chaco, which comprises 60% of the total territory of the country and has 2% of the total population of the country (this is where…

Available Farm Investments in Paraguay

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GTSA Paraguay Farm Investments Gateway to South America offers investors the opportunity to acquire undeveloped, virgin farms in Paraguay’s most sought-after location. The Alto Chaco Region. These fields are characterised by scrub forests and fairly dense hardwood timbers. They have abundant water, numerous rivers and streams, low surface groundwater, and springs. The soils have been sampled and provide excellent crop and /or cattle grazing potential. Paraguay, one of the smallest countries in South America,…

The largest REDD+ carbon project in Paraguay, ‘Corazón Verde del Chaco Project’ completes VCS & CCB validation

The project is the largest Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) carbon project in Paraguay. Using carbon finance, the project protects thousands of hectares of forest threatened by deforestation. It preserves habitat for endangered birds, plants and mammals, some found nowhere else on earth. The Corazón Verde del Chaco Project (VCS Project 2611), the most significant Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) carbon project in Paraguay, has now completed…

PARAGUAY TODAY – Land of opportunities

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Paraguay: A Land of Opportunity in the Heart of South America Paraguay is unlike any other country. It is a magnificent country to discover, easy to live in, with rich fauna and flora, as well as its history. A country with 6.8 million inhabitants, located in the heart of South America, a Mediterranean country bordered to the north by Brazil and Bolivia, the east by Brazil and Argentina, the south with Argentina and to the west by Argentina and Bolivia. It is divided into two regions, the East and the West,…
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