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The International Competence Center on Large Scale Agriculture (LaScalA) brings together a network of international experts in the field of large farm management. Our major focus is on research into economic, organizational and ethical aspects of large scale farming activities as well as into institutional frameworks that enable the development of large agricultural enterprises. LaScalA project flyer is available here for download.

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15 October 2018

Timur Gasiyev: White Frigate ran into a perfect storm

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The agroholding White Frigate - once one of the largest importers and producers of poultry meat in Russia - could have ceased to exist in 2009. Then the company experienced a technical default and filed an application for its own bankruptcy. The total debt exceeded 2 billion rubles. The value of assets was estimated at about half as much. However,...

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14 October 2018

Nibulon exported 1.4 million tonnes of agricultural products

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During the first quarter of 2018/19, the Ukraine-based Nibulon company exported 1.41 million tonnes of agricultural products, which exceeded the previous record amount of 1.39 million tonnes for the same period in 2015/16. Wheat has the largest share of 47.3% (668,260 tonnes) among the exported products. The shares of barley and rapeseed are almost...

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13 October 2018

Galactika to invest in cheese production

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Galactika group of companies plans to invest RUB 400 million ($ 6 million) in the production of mozzarella, ricotta and cream cheese in the Gatchina district of Russia. The holding intends to produce 300 tonnes of these products per month. The launch of the cheese production line will allow the company to use the storing capacity and the primary...

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12 October 2018

UkrLandFarming to build a livestock cluster in Zhytomir Oblast

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The UkrLandFarming group of companies intends to open a livestock cluster for raising beef cattle in Zhytomir Oblast. The holding plans to increase the cattle herd by at least 1,500-2,000 heads by purchasing young stock for fattening. At the moment, the UkrLandFarming’s livestock amounts to 6,000 heads of cattle. UkrLandFarming produces 40,000...

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11 October 2018

Agrosila invests millions in sugar enterprise

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The Agrosila holding has invested RUB 2 billion ($ 30.48 million) in the modernization of its sugar plant Zainsk Sugar since 2014. The plant processing capacity reaches 8,000 tonnes of sugar beet per day. In the current season, the company plans to process 1.1 million tonnes of sugar beet. Agrosila also invested RUB 200 million ($ 3 million) in...

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