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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.


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08 July 2022

Long Night of the Sciences at IAMO on the topic of agriculture in Ukraine

The Long Night of the Sciences in Halle (Saale) was held again on 1 July 2022 after a long corona break. The well-attended program at IAMO addressed various issues concerning agriculture in Ukraine in response to the current situation.

In a series of presentations, IAMO directors Alfons Balmann and Thomas Herzfeld as well as IAMO researcher Taras Gagalyuk discussed the consequences of the Ukraine war on global food security and rising food prices. The development and social...

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06 July 2022

Extensive damage caused by the war to education, research, agricultural markets, and neighboring states

A special working session of the IAMO Forum 2022 focused on the effects of the Russian attack on Ukraine. Four experts presented insights on the situation of education and the state of agriculture in Ukraine and also highlighted the impact on the...

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04 July 2022

Dairy farms: Conversion to organic production reduces carbon footprint

If a dairy farm converts its production from conventional to organic, it can reduce its climate footprint by up to nine percent. This is shown in a new study led by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies...

"Our study shows that there does not have to be a contradiction between environmentally friendly production and maintaining the productivity of a farm," says Arthur Groß from the Institute of Agricultural and Food Sciences at MLU. The team studied...

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05 July 2022 | Press Release 05/2022

No one-size-fits-all solution for resilient rural development

IAMO Forum 2022 took place in Halle (Saale) from 22–24 June. Over the three-day conference, 154 participants came together to discuss the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on rural development in transition economies in regions...

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