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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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04 December 2020

Kernel tops the list of VAT refund recipients in Ukraine

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Kernel agroholding headed the November 2020 list of VAT refund recipients among the agri-food companies in Ukraine. In particular, Kernel’s subsidiary Kernel-Trade received $33.6 million in VAT refunds. Another agroholding, Nibulon, was ranked fourth having received a refund of $13,8 million. Kernel operates 530,000 hectares of farmland and is the...

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03 December 2020

AgroVista to get $10 million from American investor

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AgroVista, a Ukrainian large-scale crop and livestock producer, has signed a deal with an American investment fund to receive a $10 million loan. The company will use the attracted investment to maintain liquidity and develop its trade and logistic activities. AgroVista operates 80,000 hectares of farmland and has one-time grain storage capacity of...

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03 December 2020

Cygnet completed sugar season

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Cygnet, a vertically integrated Ukrainian agroholding, reports to have completed sugar season 2020 at its sugar plant. In 2020, the company produced 18,900 tonnes of sugar from 140,300 tonnes of sugar beets. This year’s season became the shortest in the history of the plant due to unfavorable weather conditions and, accordingly, declined sugar...

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02 December 2020

Cresud: agribusiness net profit down 600% in Q1 FY 2021

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Cresud, an Argentina-based company engaged in large-scale agricultural and real estate business, has reported net profit of $2 million for Q1 FY 2021 (July 2020 – June 2021) in agribusiness segment, a 590%-decrease as compared to net profit of $13.8 million in Q1 FY 2020. Gross profit declined from $21.8 million to $24.6 million, while operating...

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