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Investing in Uruguay: Farmland

Ninety-five percent of Uruguay is rural and Uruguay is roughly the same size as England and Wales combined. Juan Federico Fischer, the managing partner at Andersen, advises multinationals and individuals about investing in Uruguay and has created frameworks for large-scale investments in agriculture, timber, and real estate investment in Uruguay. He’s regularly quoted in the international press on Uruguay’s investment climate. In this interview, Karen A Higgs, founder of Guru’Guay, and Federico…

Beef-addicted Uruguay aiming to make farming greener

Last year, Uruguay launched a livestock and climate initiative with the help of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). We hear from Rosa Correa, one of 62 farm owners to implement the programme, about its aims and objectives Rotating cattle to keep the grass long, synching cows’ pregnancies and improving bovine diet are just some of the tactics Uruguayan farmers are using to mitigate the impact of cattle on climate change. There are four cows for each person in Uruguay, the South American…

Buying farmland in Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil: an investment with upside growth potential

Land prices have declined in the past few years in these countries, along with the current strength of the US dollar, it makes a strong case for investing now in farmlands Latin American’s Mercosur region. The countries in the Mercosur include Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela (suspended), Paraguay, and Brazil. Farmland has a history of preserving capital in times of economic downturns. The durability and negative correlation of farmland returns to economic cycles are driven by the consistent requirement of a…

Understanding Uruguay Farmland Soils Classification: Coneat values

What is CONEAT? This project started back in 1968 when the National Commission for the Agronomic Investigation of the Land was founded to develop criteria for the definition of the productivity of each parcel of land of Uruguay. (Comisión Nacional de Estudio Agronómico de la Tierra). The CONEAT commission recollected data from producers, technicians and also from field studies, laboratories and institutions that helped to develop the CONEAT index . At that time, it was created purely for taxation…

In Uruguay 15 companies own more than 1,400,000 ha of farm land.

Cows in Uruguay
Seven forest companies, six agricultural groups, a dairy company and a Brazilian business person in Uruguay farm over 1.4 million hectares of productive farmland-as-owners and or tenants. Land suitable for farming in Uruguay is about 16 million hectares. Among the major landowners are a number of Brazilian and Argentine companies. Among the 15 business groups that include Montes del Plata, East Forest, Weyerhaeuser, Tekoayhu Forestry, Forestry South Atlantic RMK Timberland Group and Sierras Stills (Ence) Forestadoras;…

State of the art dairy farm in Uruguay with 13,000 milking cows and self-generating power

A state of the art dairy farm with 13,000 milking cows that is exporting powder milk, created more than 300 qualified jobs and generates its own energy from the animals’ dung is situated in Durazno, Uruguay. Costing over 160 million dollars it belongs to Argentine tycoon Alejandro Bulgheroni who has been investing heavily in Uruguay. He also owns olive plantations, vineyards and a winery with his brand name. Oscar Ianni and Alessandro Martelli from Estancias del Lago, as the dairy farm is named, said the…

👉 AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN URUGUAY

image of Cattle grazing, Agricultural investment in Uruguay
Agricultural investment in Uruguay will grow by 5% in this five-year period Global demand for agricultural products will remain strong in the coming decades, mainly sustained by increased consumption in Asia. In developing countries, the current average meat consumption of 26 kg will reach 37 kg by 2030. Meat consumption will continue to rise, as projected by the FAO. FAO Corporate Document Repository. Uruguay is a reliable and attractive destination for foreign agricultural investment. Uruguay is a predominantly…
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