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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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21 September 2018

Anatoli Takun: Agricultural sector in Belarus is in search of investors

Belarusian agricultural production has undergone structural changes after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, the sector is characterized by a dualistic structure with both large and small farms being important players on the market. However, the importance of different farmtypes differs greatly by the type of agricultural production. Large...

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19 September 2018

Sanderson Farms lost 1.7 million chickens as a result of flooding

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Sanderson Farms, the third largest poultry producer in the United States, issued a statement that 1.7 million of its broiler chickens were destroyed as a result of flooding in North Carolina. 60 of its 880 broiler houses and four breeder houses out of 92 were flooded and another six broiler houses experienced damage. More chickens could die and...

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18 September 2018

Macquarie Group to buy farmland in Australia for $ 300 million

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Macquarie Group, a global diversified financial group, is planning to buy farms of the Qatar-based Hassad Food in Australia. The properties comprise more than 100,000 hectares of livestock and cropping land in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia. According to The Australian Financial Review the transaction is worth $ 300 million. The farms will be...

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14 September 2018

Large scale agriculture causes the loss of forests

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A new study of global forest loss — the first to examine not only where forests are disappearing, but also why — revealed that industrial scale agriculture has contributed to the loss. Philip Curtis, a geospatial analyst and one of the authors of the study, trained a computer program to recognize five causes of forest loss in satellite images:...

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13 September 2018

Price of Mriya's takeover by SALIC revealed

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According to Financial Times, the investment company The Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC), which already owns the Ukraine-based agroholding Continental Farmers Group, paid $ 242 million to acquire the Ukrainian agroholding Mriya. Different experts estimated the value of Mriya to be in the range of $ 175 million and $ 300...

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