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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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27 December 2019

Study: Foreigners control 5% of Russia’s farmland through ownership in agroholdings

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Russian official statistics recognizes the following three types of agricultural producers: agricultural enterprises (corporate farms), peasant farms and individual rural households. However, none of these groups officially includes so-called agroholdings – vertically and horizontally integrated large farming structures consisting of numerous...

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17 January 2020

Australia: foreign investments favor large farms

Over the past decades, the gap between large and small farms in Australia has widened as the foreign creditors have been tending to invest in large-scale operations, says agribusiness funds manager David Goodfellow. In particular, foreign investments enabled large farms to further expand their operations, implement new technologies and accordingly...

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17 January 2020

Astarta: production results 2019

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Astarta, a vertically integrated agroholding operating 250,000 hectares of farmland in Ukraine, reported on the results of its operations in 2019. In particular, the company produced 75,600 tonnes of premium sugar, a 37% increase as compared to 2018 (55,000 tonnes). The loss of sugar beets during transportation and storage was reduced by 31%, while...

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16 January 2020

Grupo Chiavassa: milk production up 150% since 2012

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Grupo Chiavassa, an Argentine-based dairy producer, shared its latest achievements and production plans for the next years. In particular, the company reports to have boosted the production of raw milk 150% since 2012. Also, Grupo Chiavassa intends to double its dairy herd up to 3.000 cows until 2024 and install a new sewage treatment system....

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16 January 2020

Kusto Agro bought 70 hopper cars

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Kusto Agro, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating 24,000 hectares of farmland, invested in renewing its machinery park. Particularly, the company bought 70 grain hopper cars. The key driver behind the purchase was the problem of the prompt grain transportation. Since 30% of the company’s commodities for exports are sold via forward contracts,...

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