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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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20 October 2021

Requests for judicial financial recovery by Brazilian large farms: Financial distress or moral hazard?

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Brazil has significantly boosted its agricultural production over the past decades entering the list of the world’s top five agricultural producers by 2008. In a new policy context supporting entrepreneurial freedom and competition, large-scale farming has developed countrywide. The number of farms operating over 1,000 hectares rose from 47,000 to...

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25 October 2021

Rusagro quit raw milk production

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Rusagro, a Russia-based agroholding, reports to have stopped raw milk production. The company has lately sold its dairy farm maintaining 1,200 cows. Rusagro claims raw milk production to have been its non-core activity. Instead, the agroholding wants to further develop sugar and pork segments. In the nearest future, Rusagro plans to enter the...

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25 October 2021

Agrotrade to export organic commodities to USA and Canada

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Agrotrade, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating 70,500 hectares of farmland, wants to start exporting organic agricultural commodities to USA and Canada. The company has lately received respective USDA NOP certification. Over the last five years, Agrotrade has exported organic crops mainly to the EU. Of the total variety of crops produced by...

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21 October 2021

MHP: poultry production up 7% in Q3 2021

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MHP, Ukraine’s largest poultry producer, reports to have produced 194,200 tonnes of poultry meat in Q3 2021, a 7%-increase as compared to Q3 2020. Meanwhile, the company's poultry sales declined 5% to 185,360 tonnes, and domestic poultry sales declined 12% to 76,400 tonnes within the same period. In Q3 2021, MHP exported 108,960 tonnes of poultry...

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19 October 2021

Rusagro launched new pork plant

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Rusagro, a Russia-based agroholding, has lately launched a new pork plant in the Prymorsky Krai. The facility is designed to slaughter 680,000 heads and produce 65,000 tonnes of pork annually. After reaching full capacity, the plant is expected to provide pork to 80% of the population in the region. At the same time, about 10% of pork produced at...

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