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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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14 June 2019

Top 10 Ukrainian land users 2019

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Latifundist.com issued an update of its ranking of top Ukrainian agroholdings based on farmland area. The top 10 agroholdings operate 2.5 million hectares of farmland in 2019, a slight decrease compared to 2.9 million hectares in the previous year. The largest landowner, Kernel, operates the same farmland area as a year ago. The size of the last...

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14 June 2019

Tasmania follows farm consolidation trend

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The latest agriculture research of The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) shows that the number of farms in Australia has been continually reducing 5% per year over the past decade. However, both the volume and value of agricultural production have been increasing 5% per year within the same period. The Tasmanian agricultural sector...

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13 June 2019

20 Australia’s largest farms own 70 million hectares

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The Weekly Times’ latest annual study discloses the owners of almost 1000 Australia’s farms and shows the large-scale trend in Australian agriculture. In particular, the 20 largest Australian landholders occupy a total of 70 million hectares of farmland, exceeding the total area of France (64.4 million hectares). The rating is headed by the...

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13 June 2019

MHP: net profit fell 63%

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MHP, Ukraine’s leading agroholding, has reported a net profit of $ 33 million in Q1 2019, a 63%-decrease compared to the same period in 2018. Revenue rose 42% to $ 436 million, while operating profit shrank 19% to $ 50 million. EBITDA decreased 7% to $ 83 million. MHP claims the decrease in financial results was caused by non-cash income from...

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12 June 2019

Adecoagro in search for milk suppliers

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The Argentinian agroholding Adecoagro wants to increase the production capacity of its dairy plant in Morteros, Province of Cordoba, acquired from Sancor in early 2019. As reported by Adecoagro, the lack of raw milk from its own dairy farms slows the production process.  In this regard, the company is exploring the opportunities of cooperation with...

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