Agribusiness: Land Resources that Feed the World
World population is expected to grow from 6.8 billion in 2009 to 8.2 billion by 2025. The agribusiness sector must adapt to satisfy the nutritional requirements of a growing global population.
Argentina is recognized as one of the world’s leading food producers and exporters. Competitive advantages regarding soil properties, rainfall and climate contribute to place Argentina as one of the lowest cost producers of agricultural commodities worldwide. Also, as an off-season producer, this country reaches the Northern hemisphere with fresh products when they are not produced in such lands.
Agribusiness: A Climate of Opportunities
In the last twenty years, the agri-food industry in Argentina underwent a profound technological and organizational transformation. New production systems, along with the implementation of biotechnology, the use of agrochemicals and fertilizers, and privileged natural conditions make our country a more than attractive destination for the potential investor.
Argentina: Restrictions on Ownership of Rural Lands by Foreigners
With a more-than-ever inter-connected world, companies and individuals are regularly making investments in foreign farmland. Investing in this global marketplace requires a greater familiarity with the laws of foreign countries that might affect a deal.
Argentina, the 8th largest country in terms of land mass, is a prime option for real estate investing. However, without some knowledge of the laws that might affect an investment, potential foreign investors might lose out on an otherwise big win.
Argentina: Permissive Uses of Rural Land by Foreigners
Our first installment highlighted the limitations and restrictions of the Rural Lands Law (“RLL” or “Rural Lands Law” on the foreign ownership of rural lands in Argentina. Enacted in December 2011, the RLL sets out some obstacles to foreign ownership, making some lands off limits for foreign purchasers. However, there are alternatives to ownership available for foreign investors that we will analyze below.
Agricultural Law in Argentina
Argentina is recognised as one of the world’s leading food producers and exporters.
Due to the competitive advantages relating to soil properties, rainfall and climate, Argentina is one of the lowest cost producers of agricultural commodities in the world. During the 1990s, the agricultural industry in Argentina experienced a significant increase in production
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