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Explore one of the world's leading agricultural regions

South America Grains Tour 2019

1 September – 14 September 2019

Join us on a unique study tour through the South American grains heartland to gain insights to the increasingly competitive global grains market. Meet with leading Rabobank clients and supply chain partners from across Argentina and Brazil to learn about local production methods and innovations, supply chain developments, markets and emerging technologies.

Tour Highlights

This tour commences in Buenos Aires where we will then travel through the Argentinian grain growing regions of Cordoba and Rosario before heading back to Buenos Aires and then onto Brazil. Here the tour will focus on the powerhouse state of Brazilian grains and oilseed production, Mato Grosso, with the tour wrapping up in Sao Paulo.

  • Engage with Rabobank’s leading farming clients in Argentina and Brazil
  • Spend time on-farm with local wheat, soybean, barley, cotton and maize farmers
  • Hear about the latest developments in AgTech in South America
  • See the infrastructure assisting Argentina to rival Australia for the mantle of largest southern hemisphere wheat producer and exporter
  • Tour Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario, Argentina’s main grain exchange
  • Visit Renova, the world’s largest oilseed crushing facility
  • Visit the powerhouse grain production state of Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Meet with farmers in Brazil facing similar challenges when it comes to crop management, foreign investment and environmental management
  • Build networks with local and global grain farmers, Rabobank staff and RaboResearch analysts

You will learn about:

  • Efficiencies - What are South American farmers doing to increase yields, lower costs and chase value in markets?
  • Sustainability - How are Argentinian and Brazilian grain and oilseed farmers pursuing sustainability, and what are the future challenges they face?
  • Technology - What are the current and emerging innovations that will contribute to greater efficiencies, better produce and profit for South American grain and oilseed producers?

Tour Dates

Commencing:    Sunday 1 September 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Concluding*:       Saturday 14 September 2019, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tour Fee**

Single occupancy:    AUD $9,990 per person

Twin share:                 AUD $8,750 per person

(incl taxes)

Places on this tour are limited to 35 people – apply early to avoid disappointment.

Registrations are now closed.

*Tour dates are inclusive, the tour will begin with dinner in the evening of Sunday 1 September 2019 and will conclude after breakfast on Saturday 14 September 2019.

**Tour fee is per person and includes 13 night’s accommodation, most meals, ground and air transport during the tour, leisure passes/activities, farm tours and industry visits, tour guides and guest speakers.

Please note: International return flights and transfers from Australia to South America are not included in the Tour fee. The itinerary may be subject to change. For example, if anything happens outside of our control. If such a change cannot be avoided, we will organise an alternative arrangement and notify you as soon as possible.

***While we will advise you of the Visa and vaccinations recommended and required for the tour, these will be the responsibility of participants.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Will Banks, Manager of Knowledge and Networks, Rabobank.