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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.


12 June 2019

IAMO Forum 2019: Interview with keynote speaker Aleksandr Petrikov (VIAPI)

This year's IAMO Forum is dedicated to smallholder farming. Farms measuring less than two hectares produce one-third of the world's food, they boost agricultural growth and strengthen rural areas. But a lack of junior staff and agricultral policy programmes, which tend to benefit medium-sized and...

Prof. Petrikov, you are analyzing the development of small farms in Russia at your institute. How exactly are the smaller farms set up, what is their size?

Small farms in Russia are represented by two major groups: commercial and non-commercial...

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06 June 2019

Leibniz institutions invited to handicrafts campaign on Diversity Day

On the occasion of the 7th German Diversity Day on 28 May, IAMO, together with the other local institutions of the Leibniz Association, the Institute for Economic Research in Halle (IWH), the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry (IPB) and the WissenschaftsCampus Halle - Plants-based Bioeconomy...

Interested pedestrians were invited to create a mosaic through tinkering colourful and multifaceted stones upon a wood plate between 12.00 and 14.00, with the Leibniz Association‘s logo in the middle, tinkered with blue stones. The two initiators,...

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30 May 2019

Health Action Day at IAMO

In scope of the healthcare management, IAMO organized a Health Action Day for its employees for the second time on 29 May.

Various information and consulting services were offered at IAMO’s Health Action Day. About 170 employees had the opportunity to visit the lectures entitled “Stress and stress management” (in German and English). The presentations included the...

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Latest Press Release

18 April 2019 | Press Release 03/2019

Farm restructuring for promoting agricultural competitiveness in Uzbekistan

IAMO Policy Brief 36 analyses farm restructuring in Uzbekistan and suggests the next steps for enhancing productivity and raising the competitiveness of agriculture

Along with the plans to diversify agriculture, downsize cotton area and promote rural industry clusters, the government of Uzbekistan initiated a new wave of farm optimization in January 2019. Given the momentum of agricultural policy reform, IAMO...

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