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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. 

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01 March 2018

Large companies more capable of adopting new technologies – Alex Lissitsa

Opinion -

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.

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30 March 2018

The sowing campaign will cost UkrLandFarming $ 100 million

News -

UkrLandFarming has reduced its land area by 70,000 hectares since 2014. Now the company controls about 570,000 hectares. The CEO of the holding, Oleg Bakhmatyuk, estimated the costs of sowing at $ 100 million for 2018. $ 60 million have been already spent, additional $ 30 million have been attracted as a loan while $ 10 million are still missing.

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28 March 2018

Positive dynamics of M&A transactions will continue in 2018

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In 2017, there was a positive dynamics of M&A transactions in the agricultural sector of Russia. During the first six months they amounted to $ 1 billion. During the second half of the year, there were fewer M&A transactions, but nevertheless, by the end of the year, the volume of M&A in the agricultural sector reached $ 1.5-1.6 billion. This trend will continue in 2018.

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27 March 2018

Resilient lost lease rights for 180 hectares

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Resilient, a Ukraine-based 8.5 thousand hectares agroholding, lost the lease rights for 180 hectares of land in 4 different villages of the Kiev region. All the lease contracts were concluded for 7-10 years and were registered in the State Register of Property Rights since 2014. Landowners received their rent payments timely, but, all of a sudden, submitted a complaint to the Ministry of Justice and asked to declare the lease contracts for invalid.

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