12 July 2019Overview -
Just as the fuss over the default of a well-known Ukrainian agroholding Mriya faded away, the Ukrainian agribusiness was shaken by another fraud scandal. Having affected 60% of grain market players, both national and international, the issue is believed to be the biggest grain fraud in the history of Ukrainian agriculture. The present article...
16 January 2019Overview -
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.
23 November 2018Overview -
Even if financial problems among large farming corporations are less frequent than those among smaller farms, they attract much more public attention due to the negative externalities they may cause. Alibi and KazExportAstyk in Kazakhstan, Belaya Ptitsa and Evrodon in Russia, Sintal Agriculture and Agroton in Ukraine, Pili in Uruguay, Clealco in...
16 November 2018Overview -
Largescaleagriculture.com starts a series of publications on financial distress in big agricultural companies based on evidences from a number of countries. The financial problems of some of the largest Kazakhstan-based agroholdings Alibi, Ivolga, KazExportAstyk and Atameken-Agro have recently become a well-known fact due to a wide coverage in loc...
26 June 2018Overview -
Large agricultural companies interact with tens of thousands of stakeholders as their operations are located in hundreds of communities. How do these companies address their stakeholders? An example from Ukraine, published on agroportal.ua, provides some answers to this question.
18 June 2018Overview -
International financial institutions (IFIs) play an important role in the capital formation of large agroholdings. In order to expand their businesses, agroholdings conclude many loan agreements with various IFIs every year. This allows agricultural companies to build new production facilities, invest in new technologies and expand their land operations. On the other hand, such activities are often criticized in Western countries, because IFIs get their funding predominantly from Western taxpayers.
31 December 2017Overview -
The rapid development of large farming structures in transition and emerging market economies not only challenges the traditional views on production organization, but also confuses the research community with respect to the very definition of an object of inquiry.
07 September 2017Overview -
Why should one start paying more attention to large scale agriculture? Coupled with new scientific findings about the effects of climate change, new consumer trends, sustainability and environmental problems, the issue of acquiring agricultural land has become more important recently.