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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.


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01 December 2022

New project on water governance and peacebuilding in Afghanistan

On December 01, 2022, the project "Water Governance and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan" (AWAGO) was launched. The aim is to provide an explanation of the prevailing patterns of cooperation and conflict in water management and to identify potentials that can develop in different political regimes.

The uncertain political situation in Afghanistan, which has persisted since the return of the Taliban, is also putting the organization of water management in the country under strain. The AWAGO research project intends to contribute to a better...

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29 November 2022

Ambassador of Armenia visits IAMO

On November 19, 2022, the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia H.E. Mr. Viktor Yengibaryan accompanied by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in the Free State of Saxony Prof. Dr. Lucas F. Flöther visited IAMO. The guests were welcomed by IAMO Director Prof. Thomas Glauben.

The discussion focused on the possibilities of scientific cooperation and exchange between the Institute in Halle and research institutions and universities in Armenia. His Excellency the Ambassador and Thomas Glauben saw interesting perspectives for...

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28 November 2022

IAMO Scientists at the Agricultural Policy Forum 2022 in Tirana, Albania

From 19th to 20th October 2022, members of the Southeast Europe Research Group participated in the 22nd Agricultural Policy Forum in Tirana, Albania. This year’s main conference topic was "Agriculture and rural development in the framework of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans".

The two-day conference, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe, brought together more than 140 experts from 12...

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16 August 2022 | PM 06/2022

Keep calm and trade on: China’s decisive role in agricultural markets under turmoil

IAMO Policy Brief 45 looks at how China is ensuring its domestic food security in the face of recent crises

China is the world’s largest consumer and importer of agricultural goods. As a result, its trade strategies influence international markets and affect consumers worldwide. However, rising domestic demand for food and limited land and water resources...

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