Size: 11,059 hectares
Location: Department Santo Tome, Province of Corrientes, Argentina.
Land type: The farm has an area of 2,794.8 hectares of hills and half hills, equivalent to 25% of the total area, composed of high sites with soils suitable for 76-85% productivity for forestry production (exotic and high-value native species) and agricultural production.
The 6910.6 ha, equivalent to 62% of the total area made up of native pastures.
200 ha have an active pine forest production
The establishment has an area of 1,353.6 hectares of Bañados (wetland), equivalent to 12% of the total area made up of recoverable sites with drainage and small coastal sandbanks on the River Aguapey.
There are between 46 – 58% of the soil on the property that can be reclaimed for planting. Existing blocks of native forest can be enriched or expanded with native valuable species.
Current activity on the farm: Cattle production with existing pastures (fodder production for internal consumption), and forestry production (200 hectares approximately).
Cattle raising: all necessary infrastructure is in place, maximum capacity 8-9000 heads;
Tree plantations: the land is suitable for the implantation of high-value native Argentinian species (lapacho, guayubira, timbo, caña fistula, loro negro, anyico) and exotic species (Australian cedar, paraíso).
Tree plantation with Pinus elliottii to a total of 1000 – 3000 ha or more up to 10 000 ha for resin production.
Silvopastoral production schemes (forestation, pastures plus livestock) could be designed to increase the number of fattening heads in the field, in addition to trials with exotic timber species in woodlands.
Carbon projects: there is a possibility of a CO2 certification project with a sequestration capacity of up to 10 Mt/ha/year on over 7000 ha.
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
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.