About 70 kilometres north-west of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, and about 400 kilometres from the Russian border lies the T.O.O. Rodina farm, an arable, seed producing and dairy farm with 62,000 hectares under cultivation. Here the smallest field is 400 hectares and the average field size is 1,000 hectares. It also has 1,500 dairy cows plus followers and has its own dairy, making a range of dairy products marketed by the company. The livestock enterprise currently accounts for 40% of the total profit. The aim is to increase this share to 60% in the future.
Olive groves and vines as far as the eye can see, red soil, gentle hills. The sun is shining. Picture-book Spain. Juan Ángel Martín Gómez, owner and agricultural engineer, says this is his favourite place. He runs 'Viñedos des Vistalegre', the farm established by his father in Granátula de Calatrava in the Castilla-La Mancha region, approximately 200 km south of Madrid. When his father took over the 600 hectare farm in 1970 its focus was on cereals and livestock, but over the last 20 years the family has gradually converted to growing olives, wine and almonds.
Sugarcane as far as the eye can see. TPC Limited, one of the four largest sugar producers in Tanzania, owns a 15,000 hectare estate including about 8,000 hectares of sugarcane and 4,600 hectares of forest and nature reserve. This Tanzanian company was founded in the 1930’s as the ‘Tanganyika Planting Company Ltd’ and is now part of the Alteo Ltd group of companies, based in Mauritius. It produces 100,000 tonnes of sugar annually, all sold on the Tanzanian market.
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