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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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18 April 2019

Chinese large pig farms to be tested for African swine fewer

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China intends to fight the spread of African swine fewer among Chinese pig farms through early detection and prevention activities. The Ministry encourages large scale pig farms to test their pigs for the disease and is to approve special testing kits for this purpose. Also, the authorities are to...

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17 April 2019

SALIC acquired Australian agroholding Baladjie Pty

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The Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) continues strengthening its presence worldwide. The company reported about the acquisition of the Australian agroholding Baladjie Pty Ltd, operating 200,000 hectares of farmland and a sheep herd of 40,000 heads.  The deal value has not been disclosed. However, it has reportedly exceeded...

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16 April 2019

Ukrlandfarming doubled salaries in last two years

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Ukrlandfarming, one of the largest Ukrainian agroholdings, reported a 90% salary increase for its employees in the last two years. According to the CEO at Ukrlandfarming Oleg Bakhmatyuk, the company monthly allocates $ 9.36 million for the salaries. The average salary in the agroholding equals $ 410 (UAH 11,000), while the engineers at the company...

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15 April 2019

Miratorg launched genomic selection center

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Miratorg, Russia’s largest pork and beef producer, reports to have launched an innovative genomic selection center, which aims to study pig and cattle genomes. The facility’s operating budget equals $ 68.4 million (RUB 4.4 billion). With the expected performance of about 400 DNA-studies per year, the center is to join the world’s top 5 leading...

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