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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 May 2019

Top 10 Russian agricultural landowners 2019

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The ranking, produced by Russian consulting agency BEFL, discloses the top Russian agroholdings in 2019, based on farmland area under operation. In 2019, top 10 Russian agroholdings operate over 5.75 million hectares of farmland in total, a 12% increase compared to 2018. The current largest landowner, Miratorg, managed to expand its farmland 47% to...

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20 May 2019

Agroeco to build pork processing plant

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Agroeco Group, one of the largest meat producers in Russia, has begun the construction of a pork processing plant in the Voronezh region of Russia worth RUB 13.5 billion ($ 209.1 million). Of the total investment, about RUB 10 billion ($ 155 million) will be borrowed from the Rosselkhozbank. The total capacity of the processing plant will reach 600...

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20 May 2019

SLC Agricola: net profit up 34%

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The Brazil-based agroholding SLC Agricola operating 404,000 hectares of farmland, reported a net profit of $ 27.9 million in Q1 2019, a 34,2% decrease compared to the same period last year. Net revenue increased 15.5% to $ 161.6 million within the same period.

SLC Agricola’s total assets comprised $ 1.5 billion in Q1 2019, a 20% increase compared...

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20 May 2019

IMC: Q1 2019 financial results

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IMC, an agroholding operating 123,900 hectares of farmland in Ukraine, reported its net loss widened 8.3% to $ 8.92 million in Q1 2019, compared to $ 8.23 million in Q1 2018. At the same time, the company’s revenue in Q1 2019 increased 1.6 times to $ 49.15 million.

Gross profit amounted to $ 3.72 million in Q1 2019, compared to $ 30,000 of gross...

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15 May 2019

Market cap fluctuations: Kernel gained 73% while Avangard lost 96%

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The latest review of the capitalization of Ukrainian publicly listed agroholdings prepared by Ukrainian investment portal Investory News shows that in the last five years a half out of eight publicly listed agroholdings lost in market capitalization while another half managed to increase it. In particular, Avangard agroholding lost 96% in its...

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