Chile- Land with the Long Coastline and Much Agriculture

Chile- Land with the Long Coastline and Much Agriculture

Chile’s agriculturalThe most striking feature of Chile on the world map is how narrow and long it is! What is further fascinating is that this narrow strip of land is bounded by the Andes mountain range on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the West. The central area of the country is very important on account of the fact that most Chileans live there. Besides, it is important for agriculture, which is an important part of the Chilean economy.

Chile’s agricultural produce is extensive and includes applespears, grapes, corn, onionswheatoatspeachesgarlicasparagusbeansbeefpoultrytimber, wool, poultry, and fish. As Chile is a country in the deep South of the South American continent, its agricultural produce is not blemished by diseases that afflict agricultural produce in the Northern hemisphere.

So one can imagine that many nations around the world would be interested in buying Chilean agricultural produce. This kind of cross-nation trade, of course, would not be possible without the help of Spanish interpreters and Spanish translation services. For instance, there is a booming market for Chilean agricultural products in China. Not just that, China has also been investing in the Chilean agricultural sector. Naturally, Chinese interpreters and Chinese translators play an important part in facilitating this trade.

As a matter of fact, Chilean fruit exports have seen a healthy growth of 6.7% in the 2015- 2016 to the 2017-2018 period.[1] This became possible largely on account of a record volume of cherry and blueberry exports to Asia, including China. Most of the cherry exports (over 90%) were to China. Again, some appreciation is certainly due to Chinese translators and Chinese interpreters, as also document translation services carried out by certified translation service providers.

The U.S. and Canada continue to be the top destination for Chilean fruit export cornering some 32% of all exports in the 2017 and 2018 period. This again would imply that there would be a healthy demand for English to Spanish translation and Spanish to English translation as well. The importance of agricultural exports to the Chilean economy can be gauged from the fact that it is a $17 billion industry.[2] That apart, it employs over a million people, which of course does not include the many certified translation service companies that help facilitate the export of myriad Chilean agricultural produce to the far corners of the world.

As Latin American countries go, Chile might be relatively prosperous, but there is some poverty, which the government hopes to remove through a transition brought about by agriculture, and naturally exports would play a big role in it. This again would require support services like Spanish interpreters and Spanish translations services to play an ever-greater role. What Chilean agriculture is banking upon is the increase in demand for food products, commensurate with an increase in the population of the world and increasing scarcity of land and water to grow the food.

Chile’s natural advantages in this regard will make it an important food-producing and exporting region of the world. This is expected to have a very significant impact on many Chileans’ income. A lot of this demand should come from what is currently the most populous country on earth, China.

So it follows that the demand for Chinese interpreters and Chinese translators will be in great demand as well. Of course, Chile will need to modernize its current agricultural practices by making it more mass based. This would involve taking on board the small and medium-sized growers, as well put in place a thriving cooperative model of the kind that has proved to be a great success in Europe.

Food security is going to be a major concern of the world in the remaining decades of the 21st century and the ability of nations like Chile to step up to the plate and address that market is going to be immensely valued. Chile should, therefore, ensure that it is ready and able to take advantage of this economic opportunity.

That the nation is on the right track is quite evident from the fact that Chile is already exporting its agricultural produce to nations across the world, including not just the U.S. and China, but also Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, and Italy in descending order of volume.[3]

Chile is quite blessed in the sense that its diverse topography enables it to produce and export a diverse range of agricultural products. These range from grains, fruit, and vegetables to meat, poultry, and fish. Then there’s also other allied products like wine, wool, wood, and timber.

As a matter of fact, there is a lot that should excite potential investors like the Chinese in the Chilean agriculture sectors, particularly in processed foods, cosmetics, and high-quality natural additives. Needless to say, all of this will provide a boost to the translation companies operating out of Chile and elsewhere. It is only when you study the economies of nations that were nothing more than esoteric places you read about or saw in the maps of the school atlas that you understand what those places are all about.

That the food on your table may actually be coming to you from Chile connects you to that land in a very intimate way. It is no longer a just an exotic place almost near Antarctica, but a place much closer to you. As the Chilean agricultural exports rise in the years to come, more nations will come to know of Chile in a much better manner that they do currently. Indeed, international trade and commerce is a great unifier. How else would nations like China and Chile on opposite sides of the globe and in different hemispheres find common ground? Apart from the trade some of the credit could rightly belong to the many Chinese interpreters, Chinese translators and Spanish translation agencies working quietly behind the scenes!

The Chilean agriculture exports story is indeed a fascinating one and is testimony to the fact that there are things other than the internet that link the world together.

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Philip Rosen

Philip Rosen

Capital Linguists’ certified translation service and interpreters service was founded on Philip’s vision of a super-elite translation and interpreting force. Drawing on other high level interpreters and translators, he leads an exclusive cadre of highly skilled, professional language specialists.

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