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.
12 May 2021
In an interview with MDR AKTUELL, IAMO director Alfons Balman talks about what agriculture has to achieve with regard to environmental protection and animal welfare. (from minute 11:44)
12 May 2021
On 6 May 2021, IAMO researcher Florian Schierhorn spoke on global and European trends in climate change at the online event of the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD). (in German only)
04 March 2021 | PM 05/2021
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...