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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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25 November 2021

Does board gender diversity improve firm performance? The case of Russian agroholdings

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Large scale farming is believed to contribute to ensuring global food security amid increasing demand for food worldwide. However, frequent financial problems among large agri-food producers might jeopardize local economies as well as global agricultural market due to their enormous size and their share in food production. Thus, obviously, not only…

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15 December 2021

EkoNiva to continue cooperation with Rosselkhozbank

EkoNiva, Russia’s largest producer of raw milk and a subsidiary of German Ekozem-Agrar, will further receive funding from its major creditor Rosselkhozbank. The bank will extend a credit line for EkoNiva to complete the construction of its three dairy farms with a total annual production capacity of 100,000 tonnes of raw milk in the Moscow region…

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03 December 2021

MHP to pay $30 million in dividends

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MHP, Ukraine's largest poultry producer, is going to pay one-time special dividends to its shareholders in December 2021. The total volume of payments is estimated at $30 million ($ 0.2803 per share). Earlier this year, MHP has paid $30 million in dividends for the year 2020. MHP operates 370,000 hectares of farmland across Ukraine, and controls…

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30 November 2021

Olzha Agro to export flax to Belgium

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Olzha Agro, a Kazakhstan-based agroholding, will start exporting flax to Belgium. The company has signed a respective agreement worth $16 million with a Belgian company Vandeputte. Olzha Agro mainly exports grains and oilseeds to the countries of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan), Iran, Russia, and China. Olzha Agro operates a…

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26 November 2021

Kernel to boost sunflower processing

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Kernel, a Ukraine-based agroholding and leading sunflower oil producer, plans to process 3.8 million tonnes of sunflower in FY 2021/22 and therefore raise its oilseed processing volumes 18% as compared to the previous fiscal year. The key driver behind these expectations is record-high sunflower harvest this year countrywide. In Q1 FY 2021/22,…

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