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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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03 December 2018

Natalia Mamonova: Rural population doesn’t oppose, but often welcomes large-scale land investments in Russia and Ukraine

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One of the main characteristics of agriculture in the post-socialist countries is its dualistic structure - large and small farms coexist in countries such as Russia or Ukraine beside each other. But how has the relationship between these two forms of farming been? Do they cooperate or compete against each other? In an attempt to answer these...

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07 December 2018

Damate to invest $30 million in lamb production

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Damate Group, a Russia-based agroholding, intends to invest RUB 2 billion ($30 million) in lamb production in the Stavropol region of Russia. The company plans to launch a feedlot for 32,000 heads, a slaughterhouse with a capacity of up to 400 heads per hour and a processing plant with a capacity of 96 tonnes of lamb meat per hour. The annual...

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06 December 2018

Prodimex and EkoNiva to launch dairy farms

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Prodimex, Russia’s largest landowner and leading sugar producer, intends to close its dairy farms for 4,500 cows in the Voronezh region of Russia. In addition, Prodimex will launch three innovative dairy farms for 8,400 cows in cooperation with Russia’s largest milk producer EkoNiva. One of the farms is to be launched in the upcoming days, while...

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06 December 2018

Rusmolco launched a seed plant

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Rusmolco, a Russian agroholding, affiliated with Singapore’s Olam International, started producing crop seeds. The company has already invested over RUB 300 million ($ 4.5 million) in the seed plant in the Penza region of Russia. Currently, the production capacity of the plant is 10 tonnes per hour and is expected to reach 25,000 tonnes per year....

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05 December 2018

Promagro to allocate 5,000 hectares for flax cultivation

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Promagro holding, a vertically integrated agroholding engaged in crop and pork production, intends to allocate 5,000 hectares in the Smolensk region of Russia for flax cultivation. According to the company, up to 40% out of this farmland area has been abandoned for about 20 years. The process of farmland reintegration is expected to be completed in...

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