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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.


24 March 2017

Open PhD position in the project „TRAFOBIT“

IAMO is looking for a PhD student to the issue “Biocluster development pathways in different regional innovation systems”.

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20 March 2017

President of the Leibniz Association visits ScienceCampus Halle

On Friday 17 March Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, visited the Leibniz ScienceCampus Halle - Plant-Based Bioeconomy (WCH). It was the first visit of a Leibniz President to a ScienceCampi. IAMO is a founding member of the WCH.

Together with Udo Sträter, Rector of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the WCH speakers - among them IAMO Director Alfons Balmann, Kleiner discussed the cooperation between the non-university and university institutions under...

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Latest Press Release

20 February 2017 | Press Release 05/2017

Social transfers in rural China: Do they contribute to poverty reduction?

IAMO Policy Brief 31 identifies problems in the allocation of social transfers

Despite large achievements in poverty reduction, a certain fraction of the Chinese rural population is still living in absolute poverty. A state-run social assistance program aims at reducing poverty by providing a minimum income to the most...

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01 February 2017 | Press Release 04/2017

In times of political transformation, we leave stronger environmental legacies for the future

Historic maps and satellite imagery reveal the high environmental responsibility we carry for future generations.

Our land use decisions today can affect landscapes for hundreds of years later, and the impacts will be bigger in times of political change. These are the findings of Dr. Catalina Munteanu, researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural...

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