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Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) analyses economic, social and political processes of change in the agricultural and food sector, and in rural areas. The geographic focus covers the enlarging EU, transition regions of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Asia.


12 May 2021

More environmental protection and animal welfare in agriculture

In an interview with MDR AKTUELL, IAMO director Alfons Balman talks about what agriculture has to achieve with regard to environmental protection and animal welfare. (from minute 11:44)

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12 May 2021

Event “Climate change - current changes in EU agricultural policy” watch now

On 6 May 2021, IAMO researcher Florian Schierhorn spoke on global and European trends in climate change at the online event of the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD). (in German only)

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10 May 2021

Land market regulation

IAMO researchers Franziska Appel, Florian Heinrich and Alfons Balmann published a paper entitled “Land market regulation: Between Expectation and Effectiveness”. (in German only)

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Latest Press Release

04 March 2021 | PM 05/2021

The futures markets look promising for farmers

IAMO Policy Brief 39 highlights the benefits of futures markets for farmers and suggests a departure from the widely-used minimum variance hedge (MVH) ratio.

Futures­­ transactions serve a number of important functions in agriculture. These include, in particular, protecting farmers against price fluctuations, stabilising income and increasing market transparency. In the scientific literature, the minimum...

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