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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.


20 February 2017

PhD students from Central Asia take part in AGRICHANGE Winter School

For the second time a Winter School is to be hosted at IAMO in the framework of the project "AGRICHANGE - Institutional change in land and labour relations of Central Asia’s irrigated agriculture".

From 20 February until 24 March fourPhD students from Central Asia are staying in Halle (Saale). The guests come from the Samarkand Agricultural Institute in Uzbekistan, from the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC) in Almaty,...

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17 February 2017

Open PhD position in the project „agrimyth“

IAMO is looking for a PhD student within the ScienceCampus Halle project „The Ethics and Economics of Modern Agricultural Myths“ (agrimyth).

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Latest Press Release

16 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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