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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.


29 November 2021

Stakeholder workshop on agricultural insurance in Central Asia

On 18 November 2021, IAMO organized an online dissemination workshop on "Digital Innovations in Agricultural Insurance" for stakeholders from business, politics and research. The event was part of the KlimALEZ project.

The project’s overarching goal is to increase the resilience of the Central Asian agricultural sector to climate risks, especially droughts, through innovations in agricultural insurance markets. About 80 international participants attended the...

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26 November 2021

Project DITAC kicked off

On November 11, a consortium of German and Chinese researchers launched the project DITAC - Digital transformation of China’s agriculture – resources, trade and food security.

The demand for high-quality, healthy and diverse food is growing globally. Countries such as China, which has a low level of natural resources per capita, must meet this demand by agriculture intensification and/or importing food from the world...

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24 November 2021

Two IAMO projects successful in Leibniz competition

The Senate of the Leibniz Association has approved funding for 29 projects totaling 27.6 million euros for the Leibniz Competition 2022. Among them are two projects based at IAMO.

One of the five funded Leibniz Junior Research Groups will be coordinated by IAMO scientist Dr. Antje Jantsch. The five-year research project "Rural well-being in transition: multidimensional drivers and effects on (im)mobility" (RuWell) will...

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15 November 2021 | Press Release 14/2021

Memorandum of Understanding signed between IAMO and Uzbekistan's Ministry of Agriculture

On 11 November, the Uzbek Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev and IAMO Director Thomas Glauben signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Munich to further intensify the cooperation between the institute and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The document establishes four main points: Firstly, the cooperation in modernising the education system of Tashkent State Agricultural University and other universities as well as various research institutes of the Ministry will be further developed....

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15 November 2021 | Press Release 13/2021

Challenges for sustainable use of soil resources

GFFA expert panel takes place online on 27 January 2022

Within the framework of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), IAMO in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) organise a virtual panel discussion entitled “Securing #soilidity. Challenges and solutions for sustainable land...

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