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Argentine Election Impacts; Technological Sovereignty; Your Survey Answer; Food Trends

Argentina Election Impacts Argentines went to the voting booths for a general election yesterday (27 October) that was deemed fateful for agriculture. As the public opinion polls predicted, Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won and will become President and Vice President as of 10 December. However, Mauricio Macri did better than expected by capturing 40 percent of the vote and the Congress will be split, making compromises a necessity. Read here what WPI’s Mercosur analysts describe as the likely impacts of the election on the country’s very important agricultural sector.  Technological Sovereignty Agriculture has traditionally been treated with lighter gloves when it comes to government...

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Forecasting developments in production agriculture

On behalf of a private U.S. agricultural technology provider, WPI’s team generated an econometric model to forecast the movement of concentrated corn production north and west from the traditional U.S. Corn Belt. WPI’s model has subsequently provided quantitative support to a multi-million-dollar investment into short-season corn variety development. WPI’s methodology included a series of interviews with regional grain elevators and seed consultants. Emphasizing outreach and communication with stakeholders who possess intimate sectoral knowledge – on-the-ground insights – is a regular component of WPI’s methodologies, made possible by WPI’s ever-growing network of industry contacts.

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