Argentine Land Law Limiting Foreign Ownership Remains Unclear

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate

Almost three years after being approved, an Argentine law meant to quantify and limit foreign ownership of land is not being enforced due to the fact that provincial governments never completed their territorial audits. Law 26.737, the Law of Lands (Ley de Tierras) approved by Congress in February 2012, sought to cap the total foreign ownership of national land at …

Uruguay President Mujica Courts More Finnish Forestry Investment

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Uruguay President Jose Mujica is in Helsinki this week encouraging Finnish investors to double down on a country and a sector they have dominated in recent years: Uruguay cellulose pulp production. Yesterday President Mujica and a large delegation of Uruguay government officials met with senior executives at the Helsinki headquarters of UPM, the company that operates Uruguay’s first billion dollar …

Uruguay Forestry Sector Producing Record Electric Power Generation

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Uruguay’s forestry boom continues to attract record levels of foreign investment in timberland, state-of-the-art pulp mills and biomass power plants. And just as the sector is giving back to Uruguay in the form of widespread conservation and reforestation efforts, timber company power projects are now giving the country something it needs to be more competitive: sustainable and affordable energy. The …

How Do Uruguay Farmland Prices Compare To The United States?

Patrick Archer agribusiness, average prices, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

The USDA just released their annual report of US farmland values, so we wanted to see how Uruguay farmland prices compare to one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of agricultural commodities. The USDA’s Land Values 2014 Summary breaks down the US farmland market into five main growing regions: Appalachian, Corn Belt, Lake, Northeast and Northern Plains. (Note: We …

Uruguay Ready To Open Bid Process For Rocha Deep Water Port Project

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay, visionaries

Uruguay president Jose Mujica only has seven months remaining in office, and there’s one major logistics priority his administration intends to launch before his March 2015 departure: The Deep Water Port in Rocha. The new Puerto de Aguas Profundas will be the largest infrastructure project in the country’s history, and the executive branch is preparing to open the bid process which has …