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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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16 January 2019

Misconduct in agroholdings. The case of JBS.

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Over the past 20 years, Brazil’s economy has been overshadowed by a number of large corruption scandals that cost it dozens of billions reais and severe reputation losses. Unfortunately, agri-food business  has been part of the problem. The present article describes the case of JBS S.A., one of the largest meat manufacturers in the world.

JBS's rise...

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18 January 2019

Milk Alliance to invest $7 million in business development

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Milk Alliance, one of the leading Ukrainian milk producers, intends to invest UAH 200 million ($7 million) in business development in 2019. In particular, UAH 150 million ($5.3 million) will be invested in dairy production facilities, and up to UAH 44 million (about $1.6 million) will be allocated for the construction of two waste treatment plants...

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18 January 2019

Rusagro confirmed the FMD infection at its pig farm

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Rusagro Group, Russia’s third largest pork producer, reported on the detection of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at one of the farms of its Rusagro-Primorie subsidiary in the Primorsky region of Russia. Thus, the company has taken quarantine measures and will destruct 481 pigs at that farm.

Rusagro has been investing in the Rusagro Primorie...

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17 January 2019

Eurodon detected bird flu at its poultry farm

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Eurodon, a Russia’s leading poultry producer, reported on the detection of bird flu at one of the four production sites of the Ursdon subsidiary of Eurodon in the Rostov region. So far the losses amounted to 6,355 turkeys from the parent flock, or 9% of the total number of the parent turkeys at the subsidiary. According to the company, the...

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17 January 2019

MHP: Employees to be engaged in creative work while analytics to be performed by computers

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Head of human resource management department at the Ukraine-based agroholding MHP Ksenia Prozhogina summarized the results of the company’s staff policy in 2018 and shared the plans for 2019 in her interview to Latifundist.com. Last year, the company succeeded in implementing digital consulting projects called MHP Accelerator and How to Startup for...

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