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Dr. Ilkay Unay-Gailhard



Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Young farmers
Rural youth
Rural sociology
Digital communication
Agricultural, and environmental policy analyses
Discrete choice analysis

Personal details

Dr. Ilkay Unay-Gailhard got her Master degree on agricultural economics, and rural policy from University of Montpellier and SupAgro, Montpellier, France in 2008. She completed her traineeship at OECD, Paris and worked two years as a lecturer at Northeast Normal University, Economics Department, China. Since 2010 Dr. Unay-Gailhard working at IAMO. Her research projects have been funded by a variety of foundations including EU, German Research Foundation (DFG), and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

In 2020 Dr. Unay-Gailhard was awarded the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for her a research project “YOUNG FARMERS - What can digital communications do for generational renewal in farming?”, and currently hosting by UNESCO Chair for Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), USA as an UNESCO fellow for the years 2021-2023.