- Agriculture Outsourcing Potential in Latin America especially in Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay)
My invited talk below at CII Partnership Summit: 23 Jan 2010 – Chennai, India
Click here to download this video: Agriculture Outsourcing in Latin America (10 min)
- Top Ten Reasons to consider Uruguay for Agribusiness
Click here to download this video: Top ten Reasons Uruguay for Agribusiness (8 min)
- Visit to an Uruguayan farm of 2000 hectares: Marcos Marin, Partner at Allied Venture in conversation with Vinod Surana, CEO of Surana and Surana International Attorneys, leader of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Business Delegation to Argentina and Uruguay June 28-Jul 3 2009. (It was very windy on day of visit so some 30 second pieces of audio are tough to hear – youtube portions have been annotated for easy understanding – not so in downloadable files)
- Uruguay Introduction Video: Visual Highlights of the country
Click here to download this video: Uruguay Introduction Video (3 min)
- Marc Faber on owning agricultural land: Watch it, especially segment – “3:20 to 4:10″
I prefer agricultural land to properties in financial centers.
Not a huge downside risk to owning land in agricultural regions…China, SE Asia, Argentina.
- Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros, on the prospects for agriculture: Watch it, especially segment – “5:10 to 6:03″
I am going to make a lot more money in agriculture than I am in gold
Inventories in food are the lowest they’ve been in 50 years
Farmers cannot produce anymore
There’s a shortage of tractors, tractor tires, seed, fertilizer
All the farmers in the world are old men
There’s a shortage of farmers now
All the stockbrokers who’re about to lose their jobs…better learn how to drive a tractor because that’s the future!
- Jim Rogers on the prospects for agriculture: Bloomberg interview 7th October, 2009
Agriculture is one of the few places I know which is going to be one of the growth industries of next 20 or 30 years. The fundamentals get better and better. We have a shortage of farmers developing much less everything else. These guys are gonna get rich. [Food] demand goes up, supply goes down, it is the perfect storm. Agriculture is the place to be [for investing].
Even though sugar hit a 28 year high [this year], it is still 70% below where it was in 1974. How can that be too expensive?