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Sowing pools: Argentine alternative financing model for agriculture

Alternative financing model for agriculture investment in Argentina


SEPT, 2010  By John Kennedy Sowing Pools Three decades ago, soybean production was a niche activity in Argentina. Since then the country has become the third largest producer and exporter of the commodity globally.  Between 2001/02 and 2009/10 alone, soybean production grew by 49%. Sunflower production also grew exponentially during this period. What makes this feat so impressive is that it happened despite the crippling lack of credit in the domestic financial system; a situation which has been very acute since Argentina defaulted on its national debt in 2002.    The huge increase in production in Argentina was facilitated by the diffusion of technology and new farming methods.  Over the last 20 years there have been maj....




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