Management is divided into two categories:

1) Project Administration - legal, accounting, financial

  • Carried out by a dedicated administrative team.


2) Farming related operations - cattle management, infrastructure, practical operations

  • Carried out by Southern Connections​, a farm management and consulting firm with extensive experience in the Chaco region. Website: www.southern-connections.com


Fritz serves Southern Farmlands as External Investment Advisor.


In his 40 years career in the financial sector Fritz has worked in multiple positions for UBS, including as CEO of the bank subsidiary UBS (Panama) S.A. and Regional Head of the Private Banking Region, Ecuador, Colombia, Central America and Caribbean
 
Since 2008, when Fritz decided to establish his own independent investment advisory business, he has founded and managed Investment Advisory Companies in Switzerland and Panama and has acted as co-founder and Partner of Investment Advisor Companies in Liechtenstein and Uruguay. Currently he acts as CEO and President of the Investment Advisory Companies, Incrementum Panama S.A. and Incrementum Advisors SA, Uruguay. In 2012, Fritz decided to invest in cattle farming and currently owns a fully operational farm in Uruguay.


Languages: English, German, Spanish

VOUGA is Southern Farmland's advisor on all matters related to outsourcing, independent and corporate law.


With a team of professionals with experience spanning more than three decades, Vouga Abogadosis one of the most prominent and experienced law firms in Paraguay. With offices in Asunción and Ciudad del Este, a regional reach and an international outlook, Vouga Abogados is one of the largest law firms in the country. In fact, the team has led several of the most relevant transactions in the country during the last years.


For more information on the firm, please visit the firm's website here.

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Vouga Abogados​, Legal

Management

Walter advises Southern Farmlands investment projects on all aspects of production management.


Currently a successful dairy farmer in the Alexandria area of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. His milking herd comprises 1000 cows on home farm and 600 cows on another share-milking project. He is an active member of organized agriculture.


He identified the need to invest beyond his countries borders, which led to extensive research for foreign investment opportunities.

Walter decided on Paraguay due to the country's huge growth potential.


Languages: English, Afrikaans

Walter Biggs, Advisor on Farming and Livestock

Fritz Christen, ​External Investment Advisor

Southern Farmlands Paraguay

The Concept

Operations managed by a highly qualified team with a proven track record in Paraguayan beef production: Southern Connections

Team

Daniel Elicetche & Asociados, Tax and Accounting​

Lennart Stahr, Founder and Director

Hagen Stahr,​ CEO Southern Connections

Southern Farmlands was born out of the realisation that a significant amount of people are interested in investing in farming and related operations in South America, but didn't have access to an appropriate investment vehicle. For direct ownership the minimum investment was simply inaccessible and it was not possible to share the risk with others.


After many years of working in farming related activities in Paraguay with UHNWIs and family offices, we decided to fill that gap and create a vehicle which allows for much lower minimums and the ability to share the involved risks with others. 

Hagen is the CEO and Co-founder of Southern Connections Agro Consulting and Management, the company that handles all farming related operations for Southern Farmlands projects.


Over 35 years of experience managing cattle farms in Southern Africa and South America and 3rd generation stock breeder. Currently owns a livestock production operation in Uruguay - South America. As CEO of Southern Connections Hagen has a successful track record of managing cattle farms in the Paraguayan Chaco over the last 8 years. Current portfolio includes over 30,000 hectares under management in Paraguay. Very experienced in international beef production and the livestock production industry.


Competed successfully and achieved numerous awards. Served as judge on many stock breeding expositions selecting the beef cattle champions over different continents.


Languages: English, Spanish, German and Afrikaans

Daniel Elicetche & Asociados is Southern Farmland's advisor on all matters related to administrative, tax and accounting.


The firm was created in April of 2008 by the association of prestigious professionals renown in the country and overseas. As a part of Parker Randall International the firm has a vast international reach and experience in assisting foreign institutions or individuals to get established in Paraguay and familiar with farming and related operations.


For more information on the firm, please visit the firm's website here.

Lennart was born and grew up in Namibia - Southern Africa. Lived and worked on farms in Southern Africa and South America all his life. Experienced in agricultural investment management and consulting projects through prior position with family organization Southern Connections, an agricultural real estate investment management firm in South America. ​Passionate about the agricultural industry, as well as finance and entrepreneurship.


Education: Honoris Generalis and Summa Cum Laude in Investment 

                  Management from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fl.- U.S.A.

Certified Instrument Rated Pilot by the FAA. Certified Yachtmaster Offshore by the RYA.

Languages: English, Spanish, German and Afrikaans

Publications: Livestock Investment Opportunities in Paraguay on Global Ag Investing
                     Dispelling the myths about Paraguay on Agri Investor