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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 with the lowest input cost. 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, as well as exceptional soils, thanks to the volcanic ash of the Andes, accumulated over millennia. All these factors, coupled with hard work, the application of research…

A snapshot of business risks in Peru

Peru was one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America between 2002 and 2013, driven by sound fiscal and monetary policies and by growth in services, mining, and manufacturing.  Between 2014 and 2019, growth slowed to an average of 3.1%, mainly due to lower commodity prices and a slowdown in private investment.  The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Peru’s economy, with GDP decreasing by 11.1% in 2020. In 2021 the economy surpassed pre-pandemic levels, with a growth of 13.3%. The outlook…

Some horticultural investment options by GCA Ltda in Peru.

Here we have listed various permanent crop options currently available in Peru’s horticulture heartland suitable for foreign investment.  The opportunities we have seen as GCA Ltda in the last months in Peru are summarized in the following table.  These investment opportunities are mostly in the counter-season export-orientated fruit sector, all with strong product demand and growth potential.   Codes Region Main Business Related Ha (*) Opportunity PERNAVO001 North Avocados 500 Partnership,…

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…

Piura’s organic banana exports from Peru already exceed 91 million dollars

Sullana is the main producing area in the Peruvian department of Piura Piura is the main organic banana producing and exporting region in Peru with a 93% participation in the sector. Between January and the second week of August of this year, Piura exported more than 7.18 million 18.14 kg-boxes of organic bananas to 15 international markets for a value that exceeded 91 million dollars, according to data from Piura Exporta, which means the average price of a box stood at $ 12.69. The highest peak was registered…

INVEST IN THE REGION SAN MARTÍN OF PERU

San Martin is located in the northeastern Peruvian territory, occupying areas of high and low forest, with a territorial extension of 51,253.31 Km2, which represents 4% of the national territory in the eastern flank of the Andean relief, in the northern and centralsector between The parallels 5o 15` and 8o 25`15“ of south latitude from the Ecuador. Its territory occupies the middle sector of the valley formed by the Huallaga River, which makes it an area with large endowments of natural resources. The…

2020 Opportunities for Investment in Peru

Solid macroeconomic foundations make investing in Peru an attractive opportunity. The nation’s debt and economic outlook have received stable ratings from the main risk rating agencies. On top of that, one of the main economic drivers, private consumption, is expected to accelerate its growth to 3.9% in 2020. Investment in Peru will benefit from the country’s stability and positive outlook. The economy has remained stable and is expected to reach a growth rate of 4% in 2020; future prospects are even…

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 they can grow many horticulture crops all year-round, meaning they can choose when to produce and sea freight produce ahead of its Southern Hemisphere competitors, giving them an advantage over the bigger players such as Chile and Argentina. “Peru can also go head to head with Chile in the main season. Chile has years of experience in exporting blueberries and is very good at it, but Peru is catching up. One…

Urbanisation – Governance Report from Peru

Peru has experienced strong growth in recent years and now is suffering growing pains that will need to be addressed if the social contract is to be respected.
Urbanisation – Governance Report on Peru This hard hitting report on the growing pains of Peru as it tries to balance economic growth with middle class wants and is a must read for any serious investor looking at Peru. GTSA is looking to expand it services there in 2016. The glittering Real Plaza shopping centre in the Comas district north of Lima buzzes with middle-class energy, featuring franchises like Popeye’s and KFC, DirecTV and RadioShack, McDonald’s, China Wok and even a multi-screen “Cineplanet”…

Agricultural Exports Increase from Peru’s Coastal Deserts

For Peru, agriculture has always been about water and finding inventive ways to capture it. Examples from prehistory include the terraced gardens of the Huari people, the underground aqueducts of the Nazcas, and systems of reservoirs and canals used by the Incas to irrigate their mountain fields. #adp02 Those ancients would be in awe of how modern Peru uses irrigation to coax increasingly more life out of desert lands considered to be the driest in the world. In the process, Peru is transforming itself into…
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