Chile, rough sea and arid deserts

About Chile

Location

Chile is a long and narrow country in southwestern Latin America with 180 km (112 miles) wide on average, 4,300 km (2.672 miles) long from the border with Peru on the north to the Strait of Magellan on the south. Sheltered by the Andes on the east and the Pacific on the west, Chile has a perfect natural isolation against pests and diseases. These characteristics have turned Chile into a perfect climate scene and with it´s excellent soils, a complement for the cultivation of various commercial species.

Chile is a country of varied, pristine, breathtaking, truly unique landscapes. Chile borders on Peru to the north, Bolivia and Argentina to the east, the South Pole to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Copper exploitation in the North, fishing development in the South, vineyard cultivation in central zone and a great variety of farming products, have made of Chile a growing country in exports development. 

Weather

In the north, the desert with its dry climate and rain shortage. In the middle, valleys and cities with Mediterranean and mild climate (extremely adequate for cultivation), low temperature during winter and high temperature during summer. Extreme southern, rainy forest, shelter for steparic cold, tundra and polar climate, where it rains all day long and cold winters.

Such a wide diversity of climates is a great advantage to local agricultural companies, who grow a unique array of fruits and vegetables with world-class quality standards.

Economic advantages

Chile has developed an open and stable economy based in it´s diverse production along with a strong position towards open markets backed – up by well established free trade agreements signed with strategic partners in the region and the world as well, especially with Asia zone countries.

One of the most important comparative advantages has been geography and the diverse climate zones in the country, that have well positioned a wide range of products such as fishing, copper, wines and farming products. Such activities, with high levels of efficiency, competitiveness and severe conservation and environmental protection policies.

Key factors for an easy integration of Chile into international farming economies are: high phytosanitary standards present in the country, fruit fly free areas acknowledged and strict protocols regarding Good Agricultural practices tightened among farmers to ensure an excellent security, traceability and quality level in the process of carrying fruits, vegetables and food produces from farm to our tables, allowing a comprehensive development of international trade among these products.

Tourism

A seemingly endless coastline, deep-blue lakes, tall volcanoes, soaring glaciers, green valleys, lush native forests and dry deserts are just some of the surprises that visitors discover in this land of deep contrasts. On the north, the vast and dry Atacama Desert. On the south, never-ending snow and ice areas. In between the majestic Andes and the vast Pacific Ocean, vineyard-dotted green valleys and vast, rich native forests. This remarkable range of climates and sceneries make Chile an unsurpassed destination for nature lovers, who can choose from mountain climbing, horse riding, skiing, archeological trips and wildlife observation to swimming and diving, white-water rafting, kayaking in rivers and fjords, navigation among ice floes or
visits to Easter Island ritual sites.