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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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21 May 2019

Top 10 Russian agricultural landowners 2019

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The ranking, produced by Russian consulting agency BEFL, discloses the top Russian agroholdings in 2019, based on farmland area under operation. In 2019, top 10 Russian agroholdings operate over 5.75 million hectares of farmland in total, a 12% increase compared to 2018. The current largest landowner, Miratorg, managed to expand its farmland 47% to...

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24 May 2019

Damate bought grain elevator from Rusagro

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Damate Group, the largest turkey producer in Russia, acquired the Kolyshleysky grain elevator from Rusagro Group. The total amount of transaction is RUB 480 million ($ 7.4 million).

The Kolyshleysky grain elevator is located in the Penza region of Russia, close to Damate’s turkey production facilities. The one-time storage capacity of the...

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24 May 2019

Agrosila to increase production of compound feedstuffs

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Agrosila, a Russia-based agroholding operating 324,000 hectares of farmland, intends to increase the production of compound feedstuffs 20% to 375,130 tonnes in 2019, compared to 312,850 tonnes in 2018. The company plans to completely offset the decline in the production of feedstuffs, which occurred in 2017-2018, and to reach the record volumes of...

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23 May 2019

CFG/Mriya to increase potato production

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CFG/Mriya, a Ukrainian-based agroholding established through a merger of Mriya agroholding and Continental Farmers Group, intends to increase potato production. The company plans to increase the farmland for potato cultivation by 300-500 hectares annually. So far, the farmland area under potatoes is 2000 hectares. Potato production is among the...

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23 May 2019

Miratorg to produce pasteurized milk

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Miratorg, a Russia-based agroholding, intends to launch production of bottled pasteurized milk under its own brand name. The production lines will be installed on one of Miratorg’s subsidiaries, Blagodatenskaya dairy farm in the Kursk region of Russia. The daily processing capacity of the farm is to reach 10 tonnes of milk. Bottled milk is to be...

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