Uruguay: The Land Of 3 Million That Plans To Feed 50 Million Worldwide

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

Some of the most informative and objective articles about Uruguay’s farming progress and  competitive advantages come from the outside looking in. Such is the case of this week’s analysis from Bolivia’s leading newspaper, La Razon. “Uruguay Applies Smart Agro To Feed 50 Million” is the title of the article which charts the exponential growth of Uruguay’s productive farmland thanks to …

Uruguay Cattle Population Outnumbers Residents 4 To 1

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, real estate, uruguay

Twelve million cattle in a country of three million people. That is the scenario unfolding in Uruguay, as the country’s decade-long livestock boom is poised to reach another population milestone in 2014. Uruguay’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) is forecasting the birth and weaning of 3 million calves next fall, an unprecedented number which would bring the total number …

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 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 …

Foreign Ownership Of Uruguay Farms Up 300% Since 2000

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

New census data out this week from Uruguay’s leading ag agency shows the number of foreign investors buying Uruguay farmland and the average farm size both rose rapidly over the past decade. The Uruguay Ministry of Cattle, Agriculture and Fishing (MGAP) released the 2011 Farming General Census yesterday, and the percentage of Uruguayans owning farmland has fallen to 83% from …