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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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10 September 2019

Morality-driven changes in consumer demands revive the debate on intensive vs extensive farming

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In the view of constantly growing global population, modern agriculture faces the challenge of providing increased amounts of food with limited environmental resources like land, water and fossil fuels. Given that the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, and the global food demand is to grow 70% over the same time, the core...

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18 September 2019

Agroinvestgroup ready to restructure debts

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Agroinvestgroup, a Ukraine-based agroholding that went bankrupt in early 2019, is searching the opportunities to restructure its debts. The company is known to be involved in a fraud scheme which affected 60% of grain market players of Ukraine, both national and international.

Recently, the co-owner of Agroinvestgroup Vitalii Kucherenko announced...

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18 September 2019

Agroliga to generate energy from sunflower husk

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Agroliga Group, a Ukraine-based agroholding, completed construction of its new thermal power plant, designed to produce green energy from sunflower husk. The plant is expected to be launched by 2020. With this project, Agroliga will be able to avoid waste from sunflower production and to use generated energy for its production needs as well as to...

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17 September 2019

Ukraine: 1.2 million hectares of farmland under emphyteutic lease

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In the run-up to the launch of a full-fledged land market in Ukraine, planned for late 2019, the authorities reported that up to 1.2 million hectares from the total of 28 million hectares of farmland under moratorium are already under emphyteutic lease.

An emphyteutic lease agreement, which can be long-term or even unlimited, gives much more...

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16 September 2019

MHP to issue eurobonds worth $ 350 million

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MHP, Ukraine’s leading poultry producer, plans to issue eurobonds worth up to $ 350 million with expected annual return of 6.25% to be traded at London Stock Exchange. The eurobonds will have a maturity of ten years. So far, MHP holds 55% of the Ukrainian poultry market. The company increased its net profit 38% in Q2 of 2019, as compared to the...

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