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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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19 November 2019

Global cropland expansion and biodiversity loss

Modern science defines biodiversity as “the sum total of all of the plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms on Earth”, which “can be observed and measured at any spatial scale ranging from microsites and habitat patches to the entire biosphere”. On both local and global scales, healthy biological diversity is crucially important for the future...

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19 November 2019

JBS: $ 86 million net profit in Q3 2019

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JBS, the world’s leading Brazil-based meat producer, reports net profit of $ 86 million in Q3 2019. Net revenue rose 5.6% to $12.4 billion, while EBITDA increased 33.6 % to $ 1.4 billion. The outbreaks of swine fever in China boosted the company’s sales. In particular, its Brazil-based subsidiary Seara reported a 46% increase in chicken and pork...

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18 November 2019

BRF shared plans for 2020

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BRF, a Brazil-based and the world’s leading meat producer, shared its production plans for the next year. As reported by CEO at BRF Lorival Luz, the company wants to launch a plant-based production line in the first half of 2020. Also, BRF outlined strengthening its position in the halal segment as one of the main priorities for the nearest future....

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18 November 2019

Agroliga: net profit up 15%

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Agroliga, a Ukrainian crop producer operating 10,000 hectares of farmland in the Kharkiv region, reports net profit of $ 3 million in January-September 2019, a 15% increase as compared to the same period last year. Within nine months of 2019, revenue rose 57.3% to $ 26.5 million. At the same time, gross profit reduced 6% to $ 3.56 million, and...

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15 November 2019

Damate to purchase turkey hatching eggs from Aviagen Group

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Damate, Russia’s largest producer of turkey meat, arranged supply of turkey hatching eggs with a Russia-based subsidiary of a British Aviagen Group.  For now, Damate received a first batch in the amount of 33,800 eggs. By the end of the year, the company plans to purchase 500,000 eggs from Aviagen in total. Supplies will increase to amount to 8.5...

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