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In 2010, agricultural production represented 56% of the foreign currency that entered Argentina. In the next 10 years, global demand for food will grow 20 (Courtesy BASF Global)

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Brazil and Argentina, a common path

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By Gustavo Grobocopatel | For La Nación (Arg.)
The visit of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and her entourage of Brazilian businessmen to the annual conference of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) had an unprecedented profound political and strategic meaning in the history of our nations. This is so because of the historic process the Mercosur is undergoing, where the projection of the relation between Argentina and Brazil is necessary for its consolidation and deepening.

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The economic and cultural phenomenon of the soy production boom and the innovative entrepreneurship

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The introduction in 1996 of transgenic soy to the domestic market definitely changed the productive mix set in the 1980´s. The soy phenomenon was so strong that it was subject of analysis from various perspectives, both locally and internationally. The massive and rapid adoption of the “closed pack” –transgenic soy combined with glyphosate- helped to achieve several transformations in the agricultural sector as well as in the agribusiness related activities -oil and flower industries-such as the conquest of new production areas (the extension of the agricultural borders, replacement of certain products such as cattle and regional farming), the outsourcing of services –and the proliferation contractors- and an increasing concentration of production…

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Los Grobo is the highest-reputation agribusiness company in Argentina

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The results of the 2012 Corporate Reputation Business Monitor (Merco), which assesses the top 100 highest-reputation companies in the country, were disclosed the first days of August. In this third edition in Argentina, Grupo Los Grobo has been considered the highest-reputation company in the Agricultural and Farming sector.

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Learning Some Lessons from China

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"Amid the significant crisis of global capitalism, learning something about China brings us hope. The "Market Social Economy" is a substantial part of the global process we have been experiencing over the last years. According to the columnists, "this process has granted major benefits to the global society, it has created jobs and wealth and has taken many people from poverty, but it still has huge debts pending". "We have always considered China as a place where to buy or sell things. But it should also be considered as a case from where to learn some things"

By Paula Grobocopatel and Gustavo Grobocopatel | Grupo Los Grobo

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Sustainability Report 2010/2011

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Sustainability Reports have become one of the most effective and broadly accepted communication methods worldwide. Sustainability Reports operate as effective tools for the social and environmental assessment and diagnosis of organizations. Grupo Los Grobo has a renowned track record in the submission of Sustainability Reports, and it has now renewed its commitment towards society once again; it has submitted its Report under the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative one more time (the G3, the so-called ‘Third Generation’ of the GRI).

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ADP: Recognition of Best Practices of CSR

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On Thursday May 17 in the auditorium of the WTC - Montevideo, ADP, Agronegocios del Plata was recognized by Deres as one of the best practices of CSR in terms of the Environment.

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Los Grobo's Ceagro invests and expands operations in Brazil

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Publicated in Valor Econômico (Brazil) on May 4th. 2012
A Los Grobo Ceagro do Brasil, que representa quase metade do faturamento total do grupo agrícola argentino Los Grobo, continua a acelerar seu ritmo de crescimento no país. Após anunciar, em janeiro, a venda de uma participação de 20% em seu capital social à japonesa Mitsubishi Corporation, por um valor não revelado, a companhia acaba de adquirir uma empresa de insumos no oeste da Bahia, inaugura hoje uma unidade de fertilizantes no Maranhão e planeja investimentos de quase R$ 50 milhões nos próximos anos nas áreas de armazenagem e logística.
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The Agenda of Sustainable Development

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By Gustavo Grobocopatel | For La Nación (Arg.)
Sustainable development (SD) may be understood as a way of inclusive progress of society. “Progress for Everybody” was the motto of the recent Summit of the Americas. Thus, I take for granted that SD includes a better quality of life, higher happiness indexes, a greater ability to meet needs, improved education and health levels, and more opportunities for those willing to have them - an aspect that requires a greater ability to understand the world, its dynamics, opportunities, and challenges.

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Los Grobo has entered into the Pasta business

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