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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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07 April 2020

Development of large-scale farming in Romania: the role of policies and reforms

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Romania, a former socialist country and a member state of the European Union today, has experienced a steady growth in the number and size of large farms over the past years. Commercial farms of over 100 hectares represent 0.4% of Romania’s farms and altogether control almost 6 million hectares or 47.8% of the country’s total farmland. Meanwhile,...

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08 April 2020

Miratorg became Russia’s first beef exporter to China

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Miratorg, Russia’s largest meat producer, reports to have exported its first batch of beef to China. The volume of the shipment is 200 tonnes. Miratorg was certified to supply beef to China in early 2020, after seven years of negotiations at the inter-state level, and became the first Russia-based company to have received such permission. The...

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06 April 2020

Ukraine: 8 million hectares of farmland in shadow

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The Parliament of Ukraine disclosed that the scale of shadow farmland market in Ukraine comprises 8 million hectares. These farmland areas are operated illegally, bringing no taxes to the state or local budgets. The lately adopted law on farmland sales aims to regulate farmland use and formalize farmland relations in the country. In 2021, land...

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03 April 2020

Astarta settled conflict with its ex-director

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Astarta, a Ukraine-based agroholding and leading sugar producer operating 250,000 hectares of farmland, settled the conflict with the ex-director of its subsidiary Dobrobut Oleksandr Kovalenko. Back in 2019, Astarta accused Mr. Kovalenko of intentional termination of land lease agreements between Dobrobut and the owners of land plots operated by...

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03 April 2020

Niva Pereyaslavshchiny boosted canned pork production

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Niva Pereyaslavshchiny, a vertically integrated Ukrainian crop and pork producer operating 23,000 hectares of farmland, reports its production lines continue operating at full capacity and in full compliance with the hygienic and safety standards during COVID-19 quarantine. The company slaughters 1200 pigs and produces 100 tonnes of finished pork...

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