Forestry land Estancia Figueroa


Location: Santiago del Estero, Argentina



26,500 hectares of virgin land in Argentina

Estancia Figueroa is a beautiful place with native forestry land near the natural water reservoirs. Located in the province of Santiago del Estero in Northern Argentina, it is situated at the southwestern margins of the vast Gran Chaco lowland plains, extending onto the piedmont of the Andes Mountains in the far west.

The province has a dry, subtropical climate with summer rains. The Dulce River and Salado Rivers (which can dry up in the dry season) are formed from tributaries of the Andes onto the plains of Santiago del Estero, diagonally draining the province from northwest to southeast.

Consequently, the seasonal nature of the region’s rainfall and poor drainage makes consistently profitable agriculture possible only through irrigation from the Dulce and Salado rivers. The primary irrigated crops are cotton, alfalfa, grapes, squash, sweet potatoes and assorted melons. In addition, cattle, mules and goats are raised in both irrigated and non-irrigated areas. Moreover, the province is crossed by several railways, which connect it with many parts of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

About the Region

  • Location: The land located between Santiago del Estero, the capital of the province (90 km away), and the largest two cities to the east – Campo Gallo and Tintina (100 km away).
  • Climate and precipitation The region has an average annual rainfall of approximately 550 mm and an average temperature of 20.3°C ranging from 47°C to -7° C.
  • Water and Rivers: Having water resources on the land is essential for its agricultural development. For example, the Salado River flows along Estancia Figueroa, bringing water from the Andes mountains. In addition, the land is adjacent to a relatively large dam which is the largest advantage of this farm over comparable areas in the wider area. Today the dam, Dique Figueroa, prevents flooding of the land from the Salado River when it would otherwise overflow. Moreover, water from the dam can be used for irrigation by means of the already existing canals. As a result, there is sufficient water available for an all year irrigation operation.
  • Roads: Well-maintained roads servicing the Figueroa Dam also allow easy access to the property all year round.

Land Features

  • Total size: 26,500 hectars
  • Opportunity: The ideal place for carbon sequestration projects or regenerative farming.
  • Land use potential: The local climate, available water resources, and appropriate technology allow for the cultivation of alfalfa, sorghum, and maize, as well as breeding cattle in conjunction with planting various grass species.  As a result, a yield of 5,000 to 6,000 kg per hectare can be expected for maize and sorghum crops. Likewise, even the cultivation of cotton and varieties of fruit is possible.
  • Cattle breeding: The area is very suitable for cattle raising and breeding using regenerative grazing method. 
  • Fences: The land is not yet fenced in. So investing in fencing on Estancia Figueroa will in itself increase the value of the land.


Competitive advantages in areas such as soil potency, rainfall, existing infrastructure and wealth of arable land

A range of climates provides opportunities in a diverse range of agricultural areas

Recent growth in the production and exportation of cereals (notably corn, wheat, and soy).

Agriculture in Argentina is an attractive sector for foreign investment in Latin America. Below are three main sectors with promising investment opportunities.

  • Producing and exporting agricultural products
  • Modernizing transport and logistics
  • Renewable energy

Why invest in farmland in Argentina?

  • Argentina is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of cereals and oilseeds and it is also among the 10 biggest beef and poultry producers on a global scale.
  • The agriculture sector has a key socio-economic role for Argentina, accounting for 5.6% of the GDP, 5.4% of formal employment and 29.3% of the national exports.
  • The removal of export tariffs and quotas on key agricultural products in 2015 triggered a much needed restructuring process in the crop industry, which saw an increase in cereal production and a decline in soybean production.
  • The Argentinian agricultural sector provides a solid base for the economy and provides a wealth of business opportunities for foreign investors. After a slump during the beginning of the 21st century, the agriculture sector saw a turn-around. There were several reasons for this recovery. For example, Argentina reduced or eliminated export taxes and quotas that were affecting the production. Because of this, producers are now starting to regain their competitiveness in the global economy. This, in turn, opens doors for investors looking to get involved in the Argentinian agriculture industry.

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