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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 May 2017

IAMO Forum 2017: Few days left to register for the conference

Registration for IAMO Forum 2017 ends 31 May at midnight. This year’s Forum deals with "Eurasian Food Economy between Globalization and Geopolitics" and is held 21 - 23 June at IAMO in Halle (Saale), Germany.

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16 May 2017

First Health Action Day at IAMO

IAMO for the first time organized a Health Action Day for its 128 employees. The event took place on May 16th under the motto "Healthy diet and strong back" and was supported by the Techniker Krankenkasse, a German health insurance company.

Various information and consulting services were offered at IAMO’s Health Action Day. After a lecture entitled "Healthy, strong back" there was the opportunity to use the spinal screening service. Based on the results of the three-dimensional image...

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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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