Investing Strategically in Large Rural Land Tracts Can Lead to Maximizing ROI

September 29th, 2014

The following article is tailored towards investment in US Farmland, but is true for investments anywhere around the world.
The key points outlined in the article perfectly fit to, and show why, an investment in especially Paraguayan land makes sense at this time concerning ROI.

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Southern Connections to exhibit at Agriscape Abu Dhabi on the 14th and 15th of November ’17

Southern Connections is attending Agriscape trade show and congress in AbuDhabi next month.

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Paraguayan meat receives sanitary approval from the United States

The U.S. has given sanitary approval for the entry of Paraguayan meat into the North American market. It is expected that within 6 months Paraguay will officially start exporting to this new market.

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Southern Farmlands to speak at Business Strategy and Wealth Conference – Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

We are speaking on behalf of Southern Farmlands at the Business Strategy and Wealth Conference in Port Elizabeth – South Africa on the 03/10/2017!

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Paraguay to pass renewable energy law this year

Paraguay is preparing to issue its first legislation to support the development of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind power, by the end of 2017.

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Rural water access: Why should countries follow Paraguay’s lead?

With more than 94% of the rural population accessing safe water, nations across Latin America and beyond can learn from Paraguay’s phenomenal success.

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Paraguay Decoupling From It’s Larger, Troubled Neighbours

Paraguay’s continous economic growth keeps it on track to soon reach investment grade rating.
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Double taxation agreement between UAE and Paraguay signed

UAE and Paraguayan authorities have signed an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and promotion of investments. Click below to read more!

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Summary of Paraguay’s monetary policy and inflation

The following article is tailored towards investment in US Farmland, but is true for investments anywhere around the world. The key points outlined in the article perfectly fit to, and show why, an investment in especially Paraguayan land makes sense at this time concerning ROI. Read the full article here!

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(German) Cartes in Berlin: Ansprache vor der IHK

Cartes message to the people of Germany.

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AHK: Business & Investment Guide Paraguay

Excellent Publication by the German-Paraguayan Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

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Porsche, Ferrari, and Adidas interested in Paraguayan Leather (Chortizer, Fernheim, and Neuland)

Prestigious international brands sample Paraguayan leather for use in the automotive and foot apparel industry.

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Paraguay sees economy growing faster than expected

In an interview, Paraguay’s central bank president says GDP is expected to rise 4% this year, up from previous estimates of 3.5%

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Announcement: Southern Farmlands

We are very happy to announce the launch of a new farmland investment initiative in the Paraguayan Chaco: Southern Farmlands

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Paraguay Wirtschaft/Paraguay Economia August 16

The latest publication by the German Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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(German) Nur noch kleine Wachstumsinseln in Südamerika

Article of the Frankfurter Allgemeine on economic growth in South America

Gerade die ärmsten und kleinsten Länder bieten Lichtblicke am düsteren Konjunkturhimmel der Region. Auf dem Brüsseler Gipfel präsentieren sie sich selbstbewusst.

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Fitch Affirms Paraguay’s FC IDR at ‘BB’, Outlook Stable

Paraguay’s credit rating raised by Fitch on resilient growth.

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(German/Spanish) Uruguay exports a new certified beef line that is free of any artificial antibiotics, hormones and protein

A German and Spanish commentary by the Uruguayan-German Chamber of Commerce on Uruguay exporting a new certified beef line that is free of any artificial antibiotics, hormones and protein

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Four Tips for Understanding Land Value

“For any recreational property buyer, one of the most important things you’ll want to know is whether the price you’re paying truly reflects that property’s market value”

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(Spanish) Germany interested in creating new commercial relationships with Paraguay

Paraguay’s minister of Industry and Commerce to participate at the 14th Latin American conference of German commerce in Berlin, Germany.

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(Spanish) Current Situation and Perspective of Paraguayan Livestock

Following a presentation in spanish on the current market conditions for Paraguayan beef, including a future outlook, shared with the permission of the Paraguayan vice-president of the ministry of livestock.

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(Spanish) Saudi Arabia to Reopen itself to the Paraguayan Beef Market

Saudi Arabia expected to receive its first delivery of Paraguayan Beef by the end of the year

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Einwanderungsberatung – Deutschsprachiges Notariat

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(Spanish) Israel, Mercado Premium para la Carne Paraguaya,

The Ambassador of Israel in Paraguay, Peleg Lewi, is reinforcing the relationship between the two countries, informing that Israel is a major beef importer from Paraguay, while the later currently uses a lot of agricultural technology from Israel.

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(German) Beef of Paraguay / Rindfleisch aus Paraguay

The following is an advertisement flyer of Frigorifico Neuland, one of the local slaughterhouses in Paraguay. It offers information on local beef production and processing, meat quality, as well as export and local consumption.

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(Spanish) New US$ 60 Million Slaughtering facility to be constructed

Brazilian JBS to invest US$ 60 Million in new slaughter facility in Paraguay.

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The Opportunity For The Small Investor In Paraguay Today

To successfully acquire agricultural real estate and engage in livestock production, a relatively high minimum investment is required. We are happy to offer a solution to lower minimums.
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Dispelling the myths about Paraguay

Paraguay’s reputation as an investment destination has suffered in recent years but its openness to foreign investment and the tax incentives on offer are making it increasingly appealing, argues Lennart Stahr of family-run Southern Connections Agro Consulting and Management.

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The Martin Letter v2i2–Paraguay

The following is an article by Mr. Peter Martin from Martin Financial Solutions, LLC on the country of Paraguay, and the Chaco region, as an investment destination

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A great video on Paraguay, showcasing some economic data and fiscal benefits of foreign investments in the country

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(Spanish/German) Uruguay Wirtschaft / Uruguay Economía

Release on the current economic development of Uruguay as well as news and trade in individual sectors.

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USDA Paraguay Livestock and Products Annual 2014

Happy 2015 from the Southern Connections Team/USDA Paraguay Livestock and Products Annual 2014

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No end in sight for China´s cattle shortage

Beef and veil are China´s fastest growing fresh meat performers. Increasing local demand and a declining national heard cause prices to spiral upward.

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Livestock Investment Opportunities in Paraguay

Our editorial on the livestock investment opportunities in the Chaco area of Paraguay. Featured on Global AgInvesting.

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Beef King Sees Record Rally Extended as Ranchers Struggle

The record high beef price is expected to continue.

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PARAGUAY WAS ACCEPTED AS OBSERVER MEMBER BETWEEN THE LARGEST PRODUCERS OF THE WORLD MEAT

In the last meeting between the five countries with the highest production of beef in the world, Paraguay was accepted as an observer for a period of one year to later become a full member of the Pacific Alliance

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Paraguay becomes world´s 8th -largest exporter of beef

Paraguay is the world´s 8th largest beef exporter and plans to double current export by the year 2020.

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(German) Why you should invest in South America

Warum Sie Jetzt In Südamerika Investieren Sollten
An article by german financial news editor and author Thomas Freud on the investment opportunities in Paraguay.
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The rush for the last South-American land reserve: the Paraguayan Chaco

An exceptional research paper on new investments in the Paraguayan Chaco by Gemma Verijdt from the University of Utrecht.
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Uruguay will host the World Meat Congress in 2016 in the city of Punta del Este.
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Land Holdings May Provide Income, Diversification and a Hedge Against Inflation

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(German/Spanish) The May 2014 Press Release by the Uruguayan-German Chamber of Commerce

Uruguay Wirtschaft/Uruguay Economía
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An article by Paraguay´s “La Nación” on the reopening of the Paraguayan beef export to the European market.

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(English) Country Presentation: Paraguay

An excellent video and article on the great investment opportunities of Paraguay! A must see for anyone interested in investing in the country. Let us help you be part of the economical boom of Paraguay, contact Southern Connections today!

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(German/Spanish) Uruguay Wirtschaft / Uruguay Economía

A monthly press release by the Uruguayan-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the economy of Uruguay in German and Spanish

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(English) The Best Place To Buy Agricultural Land Is In This South American Country

Although a bit outdated, this article from “Business Insider” describes the basic agricultural business fundamentals and gives an introduction into Paraguayan Farming. We highly recommend this article to anyone looking to find out more about the benefits of investing in farmland.

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(Spanish) Mejora la calificación de Paraguay

(Spanish) The credit rating agencies Moody´s and Fitch have raised their qualifications for Paraguay.

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(Spanish) Paraguay es una de las mejores economías de Latinoamérica, según FMI

An article from the Paraguayan News Agency “La Nación” which explains that the International Monetary Fund has ranked the country as one of the best economies of Latin America

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Pasture Seed Production.

There is a strong small to medium scale pasture seed production in the Central Chaco of Paraguay at farm level. The seed produced are Panicum maxium cv. Gatton, Cenchrus ciliaris cv. Texas 4464 and Bella, Urochloa mosambicensis, Chloris gayana cv. Callide, selections of Digitaria milanjiana, Panicum coloratum cv. Bambatsi, Sorghum sudanense, Leucaena leucocephala, Alysicarpus vaginalis, Desmanthus virgatus cv. Filadelfia and Stylosanthes hippocampoides cv.

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Uruguay & Paraguay Beef

Beef is commonly produced in extensive systems on the 165,000 square km of native pastures and grazed bush land plus 33,000 square km of cultivated pastures. Main capital investments refer to fencing, establishment of herd handling facilities, construction of dams or so called “Tajamares” (basins for rain water collection) and pasture establishment and maintenance.

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Chaco Soil

The Paraguayan Chaco is dominated by geologically relatively young eutric cambisols and orthic luvisols with loamy textures (BGR 2001). As the distance from the Andes increases, soils tend to become finer in texture. The dominating soils in the Chaco have no major limitations in soil fertility, there are however big differences in water availability (drought and excess of water) over long periods (Fatecha 1989).

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