We are one of the largest corporate agricultural landholders and operators in Uruguay and a leading producer of agricultural products for export to the global market. We have grown rapidly since our formation in 2008 by acquiring agricultural land in Uruguay for our operations. Our diversified agricultural operations include crops (soybeans and wheat), rice, dairy, cattle, sheep and other products (blueberries and honey). By combining our management´s experience and operational knowledge with state-of-the-art agricultural techniques, we have created a hard-to-replicate agricultural production platform in Uruguay.
We are focused on acquiring high-quality agricultural land that we believe is underutilized, developing such land for increased productivity and exploiting it in an efficient and sustainable manner. After acquisition of new land, our focus is on rapidly optimizing its use, for example, by planting soybeans or rice on land previously only used for cattle grazing. We have an in-house group of agronomists and farmland employees to plan and execute our optimization process to increase productivity and returns on our acquired land.
Our strategy is to continue to expand our operations by acquiring more high-quality land that we believe is underutilized in Uruguay at attractive prices, and to be a large low-cost producer of food for global export. We intend to continue integrating new land acquisitions into our operations in order to increase our operational efficiency, continue to gain economies of scale, and to enhance profitability. Finally, we plan to achieve higher returns by leveraging our existing investments in employees, equipment and infrastructure for use on leased farmland close to our lands, with minimum additional investment.