IAMO Forum 2019
Small farms in transition: How to stimulate inclusive growth?
26 – 28 June 2019 │ Halle (Saale)
Farms below two hectares produce one third of the global food supply. Furthermore, they are engines of agricultural growth, a reserve employment source and an important element in securing social stability in rural areas of many European and Asian transition economies. However, their future is uncertain due to a low interest in farming of the younger generation and because agricultural policy instruments rather benefit medium-size and large farms. Against this background, the IAMO Forum 2019 addresses important challenges and focuses on the interlinkages between small farm development as well as agricultural and public policies. The drivers and consequences will be debated from a social sciences perspective, including economics, political sciences, sociology, anthropology and history. The regional focus lies primarily on Europe, Central Asia and China.