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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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10 December 2018

Natalia Mamonova: The development of large-scale agriculture in Russia and Ukraine follows a very similar trajectory despite legislative, institutional and political differences

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Russia and Ukraine are often compared to each other with regard to their agricultural and rural development. These countries are the region’s major agricultural producers, in which farmland is the target for national and international capital investments. Despite the slightly different institutional design and the speed of the post-Soviet land...

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14 December 2018

Marfrig repaid a $ 900 million loan

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The Brazil-based beef producer Marfrig reports to have repaid a $ 900 million bridge loan for the acquisition of the National Beef Packing Company LLC. The repayment became possible due to the sale of Marfrig’s US subsidiary Keystone Foods to Tyson Foods for $ 2.4 billion.  In November 2018 Marfrig reported the transfer of $ 1.4 billion from Tyson...

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14 December 2018

IMC reports a bumper harvest of corn

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IMC, one of the leading agroholdings in Ukraine, completed the harvesting campaign of corn. In total, more than 762,000 tonnes of corn were harvested from 68,400 hectares. The average yield amounted to 11.1 tonnes per hectare, 44% more than the average countrywide figure of 7.7 tonnes per hectare and a record high over 11 years of the company’s...

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14 December 2018

Cherkizovo purchased Altaisky Broiler for $69 million

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Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat producer in Russia, reported the acquisition of the poultry producer Altaisky Broiler from Prioskolie agroholding. The enterprise consists of a hatchery, a feed mill, four feedlots, a slaughterhouse and a poultry processing plant. The total worth of the transaction is estimated at RUB 4.6...

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13 December 2018

Marfrig buys QuickFood from BRF for $ 55 million

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The Brazil-based beef producer Marfrig signed an agreement with the food company BRF for the acquisition of its Argentine unit Quickfood SA. The total worth of the transaction is $ 54.9 million. Quickfood is the leading producer of beef derived products in Argentina. The company operates three plants located in San Jorge, Baradero and Arroyo Seco,...

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