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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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13 January 2021

German farmland: good investment or consolidation tool?

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Today, German agriculture is generally represented by two different agricultural production systems with small-scale family farms prevailing in the West and large-scale corporate farms dominating the agricultural and farmland markets in the East of the country. What drivers influenced the structural development of agriculture in Germany in the past...

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27 January 2021

Kernel: grain storage volumes down 9% in H1 FY 2021

Kernel, one of Ukraine's largest agroholdings and the world's leading producer of sunflower oil, has stored 3.63 million tonnes of grains and oilseeds at its elevators in the first half of FY 2021, a 9%-decrease as compared to the same period of FY 2020. At the same time, the company has transhipped 2.4 million tonnes of commodities at its export...

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26 January 2021

Avangard to close further egg farms in 2021

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Avangard, Ukrainian large-scale egg producer and a subsidiary of an agroholding UkrLandFarming, plans to close several egg farms in 2021. In 2020, the company shut down eight of its 27 farms. The key reason behind the farm closure process which has already affected 3,500 Avangard’s employees is the long-lasting legal proceedings related to the...

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21 January 2021

Cygnet improved milk yields in 2020

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Cygnet, a vertically integrated Ukrainian agroholding, improved efficiency of its dairy production segment in 2020. In particular, the company’s annual raw milk output per dairy cow reached 10,000 liters.  Cygnet produced a total of 6 million liters of raw milk in 2020. In the nearest future, the company aims to improve the quality characteristics...

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21 January 2021

Doronichi to produce hatching eggs

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Doronichi, a Russia-based agroholding, reports to have relaunched the production of hatching eggs at its recently acquired poultry farm in the Ulyanovsk region. The farm was acquired by Doronichi’s subsidiary Aktion-Agro back in early 2020 when it filed for bankruptcy. After reaching full capacity, the facility will maintain 200,000 heads of parent...

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