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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.


21 March 2023

Alfons Balmann at the webinar “Ukrainian agriculture on the way to the EU”

IAMO director Alfons Balmann stressed in the webinar of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club, that Ukraine, together with some other EU countries, may improve the speed of the necessary agricultural reform process in the EU. (YouTube recording, panel discussion starting at 58:38.)

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20 March 2023

IAMO Newsletter 01/2023 released

Early bird registration for the IAMO Forum 2023 from 27 March until 7 May +++ IAMO expanding cooperation with Uzbek universities +++ Second phase of the APD Western Balkans started +++ Interviews with Alfons Balmann +++ Ukraine-Analyses on EU integration and rural development +++ and much more.

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14 March 2023

Migration and Development in Serbia and Kosovo - TraFFF project launched

The project “Transnational Families, Farms and Firms: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Kosovo and Serbia from the 1960s to today” (TraFFF) held its first thematic workshop.

The TraFFF team gathered in Beograd on 2-3 March 2023 to discuss “Migration and Development”. The researchers from the implementing research institutes IAMO, IOS, and Viadrina discussed the complexities of the migration-development nexus with...

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Latest Press Release

Flag of China in front of stock market values

16 August 2022 | PM 06/2022

Keep calm and trade on: China’s decisive role in agricultural markets under turmoil

IAMO Policy Brief 45 looks at how China is ensuring its domestic food security in the face of recent crises

China is the world’s largest consumer and importer of agricultural goods. As a result, its trade strategies influence international markets and affect consumers worldwide. However, rising domestic demand for food and limited land and water resources...

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