Adecoagro acquires farmland in Argentina

Adecoagro, one of the leading agricultural companies in South America, announced today that it has acquired Compania Agroforestal de Servicios y Mandatos, a company which owns a 4,960 hectare farm named "El Colorado", located in the region of Bandera, in the province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, for a total price of US$18.0 million

Uruguay president eyes tax rise for big landowners

Uruguay's president said on Wednesday he wanted to raise taxes on the country's biggest landowners -- including Argentine-based agricultural company El Tejar and George Soros's Adecoagro -- to boost the state's share of bumper farming and forestry sector profits

The Cerrado: Brazil’s other biodiverse region loses ground

While Brazil touts its efforts to slow destruction of the Amazon, another biodiverse region of the country is being cleared for large-scale farming. But unlike the heralded rainforest it borders, the loss of the cerrado and its rich tropical savanna so far has failed to attract much notice.

Brazilian farms sow seeds of openness

“It’s not common in Brazil to find farmers presenting accounts to international investors. What you can see here is the new model for agribusiness in Brazil,” says André Pessôa, co-ordinator of the Rally da Safra.

Soros-backed venture weighs IPO to fund Brazil mill

Billionaire George Soros’s Adecoagro venture, which invests in agriculture and renewable energy in Latin America, is considering an initial public offering to help fund projects in Brazil that include a $700 million sugar mill.