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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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17 October 2019

Development of large scale farming in South America: The role of policies and institutions

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In South American countries, agriculture has traditionally been represented by small and medium family farms operating their own land and capital. However, in recent decades, a trend toward farm consolidation and the rise of large corporate farming structures has been observed in countries such as Argentina and Brazil. The present article describes...

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21 October 2019

Shares of Ukrainian agroholdings dropped

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The shares of Ukrainian publicly-listed agroholdings have fallen in the recent time. Among the main reasons are the expected launch of land market in Ukraine, growth of lease prices for farmland and drop in prices for agricultural commodities. For now, the list of affected companies includes Astarta, MHP, Kernel and Ovostar. In particular, Astarta...

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18 October 2019

Megamix to acquire Chuvashia-based agroholding

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Russia’s leading premix producer Megamix plans to acquire 72.9% of an agroholding Yurma, based in Chuvash Republic in the west of Russia. Yurma operates 20,000 hectares of farmland and is engaged in crop, poultry and pork production. In 2018, the company reported net profit of $ 4.1 million. Back in 2017, Yurma’s assets were estimated at $ 125...

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18 October 2019

MHP: poultry production up 18%

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MHP, a Ukraine-based vertically integrated agroholding, reports to have increased poultry production 18% to 540,130 tonnes within nine months of 2019, as compared to the same period last year. At the same time, poultry production in Q3 2019 rose 24% and amounted to 186,560 tonnes, as compared to Q3 2018. Such growth was due to the launch of new...

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17 October 2019

Cherkizovo to invest $ 101.5 million in oil refinery

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Cherkizovo, a Russia-based vertically integrated agroholding, plans to construct an oil refinery plant in the Lipetsk region of Russia in cooperation with Rosselkhozbank. The plant will produce soybean meal and oil. The worth of the project is estimated at $ 101.5 million. Daily processing capacity of the plant is expected to reach 2,500 tonnes of...

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