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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 April 2017

Can I bring my kids?

The daycare canceled on a short-term notice? The kindergarten is closed on a bridging day? There are many reasons why parents sometimes have to bring their kids into the workplace. In order to make such days more enjoyable for parents and children, two mobile play boxes are available at IAMO since...

The boxes are filled with age-appropriate toys for children up to three years as well as for children from four to eight years. The mobile play boxes can be borrowed free of charge by the Equal Opportunities Commissioners or by the Visitor Services....

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19 April 2017

IAMO Forum 2017: First conference program available

The IAMO Forum 2017 will take place from 21 – 23 June 2017 with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in partnership with the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA). The focus of this year’s conference will be on "Eurasian Food...

An exciting program awaits you with top keynote speakers and stimulating parallel sessions where leading scholars will present their work. For more information on the conference structure and details of the parallel sessions, please visit

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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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