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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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11 March 2019

Rasa Melnikienė: Consolidation of farms in Lithuania might continue

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Lithuania, an EU member since 2004, tends to follow the paths of a number of post-socialist countries with regard to the development of farm structure. Large enterprises become increasingly dominant in the agricultural production and land use of the country. What is the role of public policies in this process? What challenges do they face? The...

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26 March 2019

MHP: revenue up 21% in 2018

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MHP, the Ukraine-based agroholding listed on London Stock Exchange, reported a revenue of $ 1.55 billion in 2018, an increase of 21% compared to 2017. The company’s revenue from exports amounted to $ 924 million, representing 59% of total revenue, while 2017 export revenue equaled to $ 732 million and accounted for 57% of total revenue. EBITDA...

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26 March 2019

Blago to acquire Ertilsky oil refinery

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Blago Group, one of Russia’s largest producers of vegetable oils, intends to buy the Ertilsky oil refinery plant in the Voronezh region of Russia. Blago has been renting the plant after it went bankrupt in early March 2018. As for 2018, the Ertilsky oil refinery managed to process about 110,000 tonnes of oilseeds, which is about half of its full...

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26 March 2019

Ukraine: agroholdings invest in digitization up to $7 per hectare

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A recent ranking produced by NV.ua shows the top innovative Ukrainian agroholdings invested in implementation of digital technologies a sum equal to $5 to $7 per hectare of the farmland used in 2018. In particular, the Kernel agroholding, operating 540,000 hectares across Ukraine, tops the list with a total amount of $ 2.7 million invested in new...

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25 March 2019

Astarta to purchase an elevator

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Astarta, a vertically integrated agroholding operating 250,000 hectares of farmland in eight regions of Ukraine, will acquire the Ukrainian Resources’ grain storage company. The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has issued permission to Astarta to acquire the Ukrainian Resources. The enterprise has its own grain elevator and is engaged in financial...

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