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Paraguay, unstoppable


Agribusiness actors in that country are not concerned with politics, but with the climate and prices.

In three consecutive weeks,

Mercosur displayed all its firepower

to face the two great challenges facing humanity:

food security

and the contribution of agriculture in the battle against

climate change

We start with


in San Nicolás.

Last week was


in Palmitas (



And the latter was the turn of


, in



We were in all three.


common denominator: the technological revolution

that allowed this region to become a

huge food basket for the world


And not only food, because there is also the impressive


development , and the global advance in

bioenergy solutions

as a source of greenhouse gas reduction.

Innovar takes place on a property 50 km from the Triple Frontier.

On the Argentine side is Puerto Iguazú, on the Brazilian side Foz de Iguazú, and on the Paraguayan side Ciudad del Este.

50 years ago there was only some tourism there.

The construction of the

Itaipu dam

, between Paraguay and Brazil on the Paraná, began to change history.

Everything has to do with everything


The Paraguayan government demanded that half of the work be carried out by Paraguayan companies.

The Brazilians kicked, but they had to accept.

The representative of Caterpillar, the HPetersen company, had to negotiate with the prestigious factory in Peoria (Illinois) so that they would sell hundreds of bulldozers, shovels, excavators, and all the paraphernalia for such an undertaking.

Itaipu was the

largest hydroelectric project in the history of the world


And it is still the largest generator.

Opened in 1984.

Renewable Energy, Zero Emissions


Today Paraguay's energy matrix is ​​76% renewable


40% is Itaipu.

Only 24% derives from fossil sources.

The remaining 36% is bioenergy.

And it is a

natural result of the enormous agricultural development that is now accelerating,

not only in this region, but also in the Paraguayan Chaco.

Today, commercial offices and logistics centers of 38 agrotechnology companies

are installed


Ciudad del Este

, a key factor in the agricultural boom.

Soy, corn, rice, livestock.

Among her the same Petersen, who were adding to the construction line of Caterpillar, the item of agricultural machinery.

They are Case dealers and carry


Cestari hoppers,


shelling platforms

, Maschio-Gaspardo

balers ,

robotic heads

Finnish Ponsse for cutting and cleaning logs.

Karen Petersen, director of the family business, is also a factotum of Innovar, created five years ago by a group of companies that saw the opportunity and need for this type of exhibition with all the meat on the grill.

Paraguay is today the world's fourth largest exporter of soybeans




makes its way to the jumps.



they have been growing in quantity and quality and new investments in the refrigeration industry are announced.


expands in the south and in the Chaco based on the latest technology and high yields


An unprecedented forestry

explosion is coming

, with the largest private investment in Paraguayan history:

3 billion dollars in pulp mills


They will have to triple the rate of planting forests.

Everyone participates: from the


who jumped the border to the


colonies ,


communities ,

Germans, Ukrainians


A melting pot of races and cultures that paraded through Innovar.

A babel that does not need to invent Esperanto to understand itself.

That's why they have the Guarani.

In Innovar

you breathe another air


There is confidence in the future.

They are practical, they go to the point


This works, I have to see this, this doesn't work for me.

Nobody is worried about politics

, nobody feels that there is a knife under the poncho.

The variables that worry are fundamentally the climate and the price.

As it should be.

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Source: clarin

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