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Department Structural Change

Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas

This department researches process complexities of agrarian structural change. Special focus is placed on inherent dynamics, influencing factors and effects, which are analyzed on various analytical levels by means of a broad array of methodical instruments.

Research subjects are, firstly, the development of enterprises in the agricultural and food sector, including their strategies and organization. Secondly, the effects that changing framework conditions such as agricultural policies have on agricultural businesses and structural change are analyzed. Thirdly, institutional economics and system theory questions relating to the role of nonprofit organizations and civil society engagement in the agricultural and food sector are investigated. A fourth focus is on interdependencies between the environment, resources, structural change and growth, in which context the changes of land use are studied or agricultural production potentials are assessed.

The department’s key methodical competencies are in the field of computational economics, particularly agent-based modeling. Further methodological expertise has been developed in spatial econometry, data mining, econometric methods, as well as productivity and efficiency analyses.

Latest publications of the department

; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2018) Modeling and mapping the burden of disease in Kenya. Scientific Reports 8: 1-9.

; ; ; (2018) Wake up “boiling frogs”: a study on animal husbandry under climate change in Northern China. Environmental Earth Sciences 77 (12): 1-8.

; ; ; (2018) Biocluster: Anaylse und politische Implikationen - erste theoretische Überlegungen. IAMO Jahreszahl 20: 81-90.

; ; ; ; (2018) Effects of multi-stakeholder platforms on multi-stakeholder innovation networks: Implications for research for development interventions targeting innovations at scale. PLOS ONE 13 (6)

; ; (2018) Analyse historischer Landnutzungsänderungen anhand von Spionagesatellitenbildern aus der Ära des Kalten Krieges. IAMO Jahreszahl 20: 55-62.

; (2018) Großbetriebliche Landwirtschaft im internationalen Kontext: aktuelle Entwicklungen, gesellschaftliche Streitfragen und zukünftige Forschungsagenda. IAMO Jahreszahl 20: 11-22.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2018) Mapping the timing of cropland abandonment and recultivation in northern Kazakhstan using annual Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment 213: 49-60.

; ; (2018) Dimensions of SURE-Farm farm typology for farm resilience assessments (Horizon 2020 SURE-Farm project public deliverables D1.3). 0

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2018) Assessing the impacts of extreme agricultural droughts in China under climate and socioeconomic changes. Earth’s Future 6 (5): 689-703.

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (2018) Report on resilience framework for EU agriculture. 0

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