Last week, The New York Times published an article titled «What does sustainable living look like. Maybe like Uruguay». How does a small country like ours ends up in the main articles of such a relevant newspaper? Easy to understand: Uruguay is a place that the world is starting to discover due to relevant factors in today’s agenda. Clean and renewable energy, carbon footprint policies, sustainable meat production and last but not least, it ranks first in civil and political rights in South America. Looking for sustainable farmland in Uruguay? Keep reading.
As a uruguayan, you may feel it, but reading in one of the most prestigious papers of the world that although there may be more prosperous countries in the world, but no one with such overlapping possibilities of living well and without ruin, is not only touching but also rewarding. Sometimes not as valued as it should be, being a country highlighted as the most agricultural country of the world in relation to its size and population, is not casual. It is a fact!
In addition, we could perfectly say that the uruguayan way of life includes beef as a trademark. However, the system of production is a trademark as well. Uruguay cattle is grazed in pastures equivalent to 2 football pitches per animal, without hormones or antibiotics. Reasons to say that sustainable farmland is possible in Uruguay.
The quality of uruguayan beef is highlighted in the most demanding and challenging markets. It holds a sustainable cattle industry . Walter Baethgen -a soil scientist member of the I.P.C.C. that won the NObel Prize in 2007- is mentioned in the article of the NY Times. He said that «the grasslands function a lot like forests: the grasses pull carbon from the air, converting it into plant matter through photosynthesis. As cows graze, bacteria in their stomachs help break the fiber down. That is a metabolic process that builds protein-dense muscle but also methane as a byproduct, which gets burped out. This cycle becomes problematic only when these ecological processes fall out of balance. But in Uruguay, since the 90´s the production has increased without increasing greenhouse gasses and even more, all this in natural grasslands.
The writer of the article depicts a very peculiar way of life that is the main characteristic of the uruguayan countryside. The country is valued for what is offers. Examples of lives moved to Uruguay after having everything abroad. There is also a testimony of an executive who experienced the reality of learning to live with less to make his life a better life. All these surrounded by the peaceful atmosphere of watching the gauchos working with cattle. Typical characters of the inner part of Uruguay, the gauchos are well depicted by Noah Gallagher and so is their peception of change. There are less rains, there are windmills, but they concern about what they can do.
A deep analysis of Uruguay can be read in the long article first published by The New York Times. Economy, transformation and projections of the future and also very peculiar aspects of neighborhoods, places and people. If you wanna know more and have time to read click here https://dnyuz.com/2022/10/05/what-does-sustainable-living-look-like-maybe-like-uruguay/
If you are thinking of a sustainable country to invest and live in , why not considering Uruguay? Prices of land depend on the productivity of the soil. CONEAT Index is a mandatory reference for all ranch possible buyers. The more agricultural is the farmland, the highest the Coneat Index. Do not hesitate on emailing us if you wanna know more. A few properties are listed on our website. Take a look at them here : https://www.escritorioarrospide.com.uy/en/campos-en-venta/
Source: The New York Times Magazine . Published on October 5, 2022
12 de octubre de 2022 | Por arrospide