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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.


31 March 2021

Project German-Sino Agricultural Center continues

The bilateral cooperation project German-Sino Agricultural Center (DCZ) has been extended until March 2022.

The DCZ brings together political stakeholders and experts from economy, academia and agricultural industry and promotes the exchange of experience and knowledge in the field of agricultural and food sector between the two countries. The project is...

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30 March 2021

Göttingen fireside talks on agricultural law with Alfons Balmann

IAMO Director Alfons Balmann was a guest at the Göttingen virtual fireside talks on agricultural law. See the video here (only in German):

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30 March 2021

IAMO Forum 2021: Interview with keynote speaker Alina Osmakova (BioTech2030, Russian Federation)

“It is Essential to develop biotechnology despite natural resource abundance in Russia.”

The transition to a bioeconomy is a potential game changer that may have a large impact on food and nutrition security, as well as on the ways in which agri-food systems are designed and operated. In view of the upcoming IAMO Forum 2021 that is...

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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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