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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's in Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy from the University of Montpellier and SupAgro, France, in 2008. She completed her traineeship at OECD, Paris, and worked for two years as a lecturer at Northeast Normal University, Economics Department, China. In 2016, she received her PhD in Agricultural Economics from Martin Luther University, Germany. Since 2010 she has been working as a researcher at IAMO.

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