Uruguay Extra Virgin Olive Oil Earns Global Elite Status

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, wine & vineyards

One year after joining the ranks of the world’s top ten producers in terms of quality, the Uruguay olive oil industry is preparing for another record harvest and rising exports in 2014. “The Uruguay Olive Begins To Appear Around The World” is the title of Valentin Trujillo’s detailed analysis of the evolution of the Uruguay olive industry from its humble …

Boston’s GMO Uruguay Timberland Investment Worth $140 Million

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate, us companies

Boston-based global investment management firm, GMO, is making a significant long-term investment in Uruguay with one of the country’s largest timberland acquisitions in recent years. GMO acquired the land from Chile-based Arauco, and the deal encompasses over 110,000 acres (45,000 hectares) spread across 141 parcels in the Rivera and Tacuarembo departments of northern Uruguay, according to El Pais’ Fabian Tiscornia. Arauco …

Uruguay Farmland Prices Have Risen 800% Since 2002

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

The average price of Uruguay farmland has surged 800% over the past decade, according to new numbers from the Uruguay Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishing. “Since 2002, the average price of Uruguay land has multiplied by nine, rising from US$385 per hectare to US$3,477 last year. In the past 13 years, over 7.1 million hectares of Uruguay farmland worth …

Uruguay Beef Expo Focuses On Chinese Market Challenges

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, uruguay

The Expo Melilla opens today in Montevideo, and the theme of this year’s event is “The Challenges of the Chinese Market” for Uruguay and in particular for the country’s beef industry. The event is organized by the Uruguay Society of Hereford Growers, the National Beef Institute and El Pais. Herefords are the base of production for Uruguay’s beef industry, and …

Uruguay Agribusiness Rapidly Transforming Country’s Fortunes

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

A powerful new op-ed in El Observador sheds light on the rapid evolution of agribusiness investments in Uruguay thanks to booming crop yields, new technology and record revenues attracting new waves of domestic and foreign investors. “Uruguay agribusiness is growing and changing at a fascinating pace in terms of size and perseverance. Uruguay cattle, dairy, agriculture and forestry all have …