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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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02 October 2020

How to build an agroholding from scratch: the case of Epicentr Agro

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Since early 2000s, Ukraine has been considered as a country that provides an enabling environment for the proliferation of agroholdings. These large farming entities keep emerging and even succeeding despite the protracted political and economic crises in the country. Of nine new agroholdings that emerged in Ukraine over the last decade, one has...

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01 October 2020

EkoNiva will not produce the planned 1 million tonnes of milk this year

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EkoNiva, the largest Russian producer of raw milk, has updated its production plan for this year. In particular, the company has reduced its expected raw milk output for 2020 from 1 million tonnes to about 900,000-940,000 tonnes. The company’s dairy herd will reach 105,000 cows instead of the previously planned 110,000 cows. EkoNiva will process up...

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30 September 2020

Rostok-Holding: sunflower yield 30% lower than expected

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Rostok-Holding, a vertically integrated Ukrainian agroholding operating 60,000 hectares of farmland, is currently busy with harvesting sunflower. This year, sunflower yields are 30% lower than initially expected by the company, and amount to about 2 tonnes per hectare. The key drivers behind this negative yield trend are unfavorable weather...

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28 September 2020

Miratorg launched wholesale distribution center

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Miratorg, Russia’s largest meat producer, has launched a wholesale distribution center in Domodedovo, the Moscow region of Russia. The investment in the project amounted to $108 million. The facility will procure agricultural products (meat, fish, milk, cereals, vegetables, and fruits) from the producers in the nearby regions, store and process...

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25 September 2020

Damate to modernize its lamb production plant

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Damate, one of Russia’s largest poultry producers, has started the reconstruction of its lamb production plant Kavkaz Myaso in Cherkessk, Russia acquired in early 2020. Modernization is to be completed by mid-2021 while the total investment in the project is estimated at $35 million. The designed annual capacity of the plant is 720,000 heads or...

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