Invest in agriculture and livestock in Paraguay
  Paraguay currently offers the opportunity to acquire high yield performing assets at a still low price. Paraguay has grown significantly in the last years with a very attractive economic and institutional outlook. The economic and political outlook of Paraguay is, indeed, much better than traditionally perceived as is evidenced by investments being made by many entrepreneurs of Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Europe. Corporate income tax is 10% flat.

MonteClaro manages the development and operation of a farm located in the Chaco region (Paraguay) while our partners manage and provide advice individually to different businesses in agriculture and livestock in the region, including the development of other farms in that area of Paraguay and various livestock operations.



Invest in agriculture in Paraguay  

Farming in Paraguay has grown significantly during the last decade. Paraguay has 5.2 MM hectares allocated to agriculture and has potential to grow a lot more. 3 MM hecatareas are used for soybean with a production of 9 MM tn. 1 MM ha are used for corn producing 4.1 MM tons and 550,000 ha are used for wheat , producing 1.5 MM tons. Other important crops include cotton with 45,000 ha, sugarcane with 120,000 ha and cassava with 175,000 ha. 100,000 hectares are used for rice using flood irrigation and there is an incipient area that is planted with stevia. (estimated 2013)

In Paraguay the coarse grains are planted during the summer season (October to May) with traditional sorghum, sunflower, corn and soybeans. Crops are mainly grown in the eastern region, but forage crops, peanuts and soybeans are expanding into the western region (Chaco). Crops are rotated with grazing pastures for livestock and other crops. Read more about our business approach and code of good farming practices.

Paraguay is one of the world's leading exporters of soybeans. Recently, an attempt to establish export duties (withholding taxes) on soya and cereals failed. The president vetoed the law establishing withholding taxes on grain exports in Paraguay.

Abundant rainfall, fertile soils and comparatively low costs have made agriculture in Paraguay a prosperous business. Paraguay is one of the main soya exporters worldwide.

Invest in livestock in Paraguay  

Paraguay has a stock of 13.4 million cattle heads. The quality of the herd has grown significantly in recent years with improvements in genetics, animal health and professional management. There are several slaughterhouses including many international well known abattoirs. Paraguay produces 450,000 tons of beef and exports approximately 55%. It is an important player in the beef international market. (estimated 2013)

Panicum maximum pastures, which grow extraordinarily in the Chaco region, make Paraguay one of the most efficient places worldwide for cattle raising and fattening, with yields well over those of the famous Argentine pampas and Uruguayan prairies.

Cow calf operations are carried out in areas where panicum maximum pastures have lower yields, both in some part of the eastern region and in the Chaco region, especially in the basin of the Paraguay and Pilcomayo rivers in the Department of Presidente Hayes). Production systems are characterized by natural grazing, adequate veterinary and sanitary control and access to genetics improvements via artificial insemination.

Genetic improvements and breed crosses of Hereford and Angus with Zebu (Brahman and Nelore), have almost completely out placed other breeds because of their extraordinary adaptation to climate conditions. Braford and Brangus breeds are very well established and have very high rates of productivity per hectare.

The fastest growing area for cattle during the last decade has been the Chaco, especially in the departments of Boqueron and Alto Paraguay. Read more about our business approach and code of good farming practices.

Criadores de Paraguay compran el 60% de los animales Brangus en La Rural de Argentina

Paraguay es el nuevo paraíso para los inversores uruguayos.

Read more about how to invest in a cattle raising and fattening fund in Paraguay.

Invest in farmland: farms for sale and land conversion opportunities in Paraguay  

Paraguay has an area of ??40.6 MM hectares, of which almost all can be used for agriculture, livestock and timber investments, excluding urban and suburban areas and natural reserves mandated by law.

Paraguay is divided in two by the Paraguay river which flows from north to south and later becomes the Parana river running accross Argentina. The Eastern region is the most developed with 97% of the population of Paraguay. The Western region (Chaco) has been developing rapidly in the last decade with the advancement of private investments in livestock and agriculture by farmers and ranchers from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

Paraguay has a climate that ranges from semiarid in the northwest to subtropical rainforest in the east.

Investment in farmland has had very high returns in Paraguay during the last decade, especially in the Chaco, where land values ??went from US$ 35 per hectare to more than US$ 600 per hectare in some areas.

Farmland prices are still relatively low on a regional basis and there are good opportunities to add value to the land by cleaning parts of the forest and sowing Gatton panic pastures for beef production and also including conversion to agriculture. They are very fertile lands of very good potential.

There are no restrictions on the acquisition of land by foreigners. There are still great opportunities to add value to the land by converting unproductive land into land suitable for cattle and agriculture.

Los campos para producir en Paraguay siguen valorizándose

Petroleras exploran hidrocarburos en el Chaco Paraguayo

Consult how to invest in a fund for farmland development in Paraguay and in farms for sale.

Other investments in agriculture and livestock in Paraguay  

There are numerous investment opportunities in grain storage infrastructure, roads and ports and in the commercial chain. Paraguay has started an ambitious hydrocarbon exploration plan that, if successful, can greatly improve the existing infrastructure. Some non-traditional crops grown in Paraguay include peanuts, beans, and sesame.

Agriculture and livestock have traditionally been the engines of the economy of Paraguay.

Advantages of Paraguay for investments in agriculture and livestock  

Paraguay has a vast area of currently unproductive land that is suitable for agriculture and livestock. Located in the southern cone of South America it is a landlocked country that exports its products west through Chile into the Pacific Ocean heading China and Southeast Asia and east through the waterway of the river Paraguay - Parana through central Argentina into the Rio de la Plata and then into the Atlantic Ocean.

Paraguay is part of the world's largest agriculture and livestock economic bloc. Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay formed in 1990, the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), which accounts for half of world soybean exports, 35% of world beef exports and 25% of world corn exports.

It has a population of over 6 MM people with a significant amount of native people and a middle class of European origin, where German origin predominates. In the Chaco region there is an established community of Mennonites, who welcome technology and progress, with very good education and excellent work ethic.

In Paraguay there is an abundance of land and scarcity of capital. It is one of the few countries worldwide that still have large areas of highly fertile land still undeveloped.

There is free movement of capitals and there are no export duties or special deductions on exports. There are no restrictions on the acquisition of land by foreigners.

The corporate income tax is 10% flat.




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