A relatively small country in the heart of South America that offers ideal conditions for investments in beef producing farmland. The most significant favorable aspects include:
The Chaco Area features:
Trans Chaco Highway
Currently the biggest driver for value appreciation of land - and opportunity in production - is the Paraguayan Chaco's quickly growing public infrastructure. As the Chaco region has traditionally been somewhat underdeveloped compared to the rest of the region, some commodities were difficult to transport and access to international markets only possible through one single lane access road to the capital city of Asuncion.
This is changing rapidly, with a number of strategic infrastructure, including double lane highways and large bridges, being build.
As a result of better infrastructure, a significant growth in the value of land is expected. Produced commodities can soon be transported to different markets, including the capital, the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean. Better prices and intensified production methods will likely drive the price of farmland up.
Paraguay is one of the countries that was best able to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic due to its stability and macroeconomic discipline. (Source)
The Paraguayan economy recovered strongly in 2021 after two years of recession due to drought in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Real GDP grew by 4.2% year-on-year in 2021, driven by strong investment growth fixed, both in private and public construction works, as well as by the growth of private consumption. (Source: Worldbank.org)
Generally, Covid restrictions and sanitary measures were kept to a minimum in the Chaco region.
Bioceanica (Bi-Ocean Highway)
Investment focus on the Chaco region in the department of Boqueron of Northwestern Paraguay, an area that provides for
outstanding conditions for agricultural production.
This area is controlled by German descendants and infrastructure is advanced according to South American standards.
The Chaco region makes for about 60% of the country's surface area - with only approximately 4% of its population.
Examples of Infrastructure under development (2022):
Copyright Southern Farmlands
New Bridge to Brazil
Heroes of the Chaco bridge (“Puente Héroes del Chaco”)