The International Competence Center on Large Scale Agriculture (LaScalA) is the project that brings together the network of international researchers in the sphere of large scale farming. The project aims to investigate the organizational and ethical aspects of large scale agriculture as well as institutional frameworks that enable development of large agricultural enterprises.
The general director of IMC, one of the largest agroholdings in Ukraine, Alex Lissitsa has long been known in the Ukrainian agri-food business as a professional lobbyist. Five years ago he left the lobby for big agricultural business, but he keeps an eye on what is generally happening in the industry. Lissitsa, who will give a keynote speech at the upcoming IAMO Forum in June 2018, talks about the main aspects of today’s large scale farming in an interview to LaScalA.
Polish egg producers are concerned about competition with Ukraine after the European Commission allowed the Ukrainian company Avangard to export eggs to the EU. The share of imports of eggs and processed products from Ukraine to the EU is systematically increasing: at the end of 2014 it was 4%, and in 2016 - 50%.
Agroholding HarvEast will launch a seed plant in the Donetsk region of Ukraine in August 2018. Investments before the launch will amount to $ 3 million. Additional investments in logistics and warehouse capacity will amount to another $ 1 million. The plant will produce seeds of sunflowers, peas, lentils, as well as of wheat and barley.
Lincolnshire Field Products operates 7,500 ha in the UK. Since the average farmer in the UK operates 300-700 ha, Lincolnshire Field Products can be called a large farm. The main activities of the company include crop growing (sugar beet, potatoes, vegetables, wheat). The annual turnover of the company is $ 55 million.
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