Edition 1/2024, 28 March 2024

News in this edition: Registration for IAMO Forum now open +++ Call for Papers: "Central Asia in the Face of Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and Migration Challenges" +++ 10 new must-knows about biodiversity +++ Ukraine-Analyses on the consequences of the Russian war for Ukrainian agriculture +++ Alumni network launches own web presence +++ and much more.

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This year, IAMO Forum will take place about "The Functions of Land in Times of Change: Environmental, Social, and Economic Perspectives" from 26 to 28 June 2024 in Halle (Saale), Germany. Registration for the event is now open, early bird tickets are available until 5 May. // mehr lesen //

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From 15–16 October 2024, the conference "Beyond Borders: Central Asia in the Face of Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and Migration Challenges" in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, will provide a unique academic exchang. Contributions can be submitted from now on. // read more //

Dr. Nodir Djanibekov
Tel.: +49 345 2928-128

Dr. Kathleen Hermans
Tel.: +49 345 2928-142

Project news

Tashkent International Agrarian University (IAU) © IAMO

The German-Uzbek Chair of Central Asian Agricultural Economics (GUCAE) at the Tashkent International Agrarian University (IAU) was established in 2018 by IAMO in cooperation with Uzbek partners and with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation. // read more //

Dr. Ihtiyor Bobojonov
Tel.: +49 345 2928-247

Latest research projects at IAMO


Report "10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Science 2024" │ © Leibniz Biodiversity

The Leibniz Research Network Biodiversity publishes "10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Science" for 2024. 64 researchers across all disciplines contributed their findings and recommendations to the report. // read more //

Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller
Tel.: +49 345 2928-328

Two years after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the current issue of Ukraine-Analysen looks at the impact on Ukrainian agriculture. // read more //

Dr. Franziska Hauff (formerly Schaft)
Tel.: +49 345 2928-229

Dr. Taras Gagalyuk
Tel.: +49 345 2928-326

Review: conferences and international meetings

Meeting between IAMO Director Thomas Glauben and the Tunisian Minister for Agriculture HE Mr. Abdelmonaam Belaati and the Tunisian Ambassador H.E. Wacef Chiha © IAMO

IAMO Director Thomas Glauben met Minister for Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of Tunisia, HE Mr. Abdelmonaam Belaati, and Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Wacef Chiha, for a discussion at the Embassy of Tunisia in Berlin on 21 January 2024. Researchers Osama Ahmed and Ihtiyor Bobojonov also participated in the meeting. // read more //

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Thomas Glauben
Tel.: +49 345 2928-200

Panellists Anastasiia Bilych, Franziska Appel, Mariya Yaroshko and moderator Dirk Stratmann (f.l.t.r.) at the GFFA 2024 | Photo: Daniela Schimming © IAMO

On 19 January 2024 at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), international panel guests from politics, economics and science discussed the topic of "Sovereign, resilient, sustainable. World food and agricultural production of the future on the Eurasian continent". The event took place as part of the International Green Week in Berlin. // read more //

Dr. Franziska Appel
Tel.: +49 345 2928-117

News from IAMO institute

Screenshot map from Alumni webpage © IAMO

From now on, a new website will provide information about the Institute's alumni work and its constantly growing network of former employees. As a special feature, there is a world map with the current locations of the alumni. Interested parties can join the network or get involved in the work of the association. // mehr lesen //

IAMO in the Media

IAMO in the media | Photo: Shary Reeves © Pixabay

To this day, the debate about subsidies for agriculture remains heated. IAMO researchers have been asked to give their views on the situation on numerous occasions in recent months. A selection of the media articles published can be found here: // mehr lesen //


Congratulations to our researchers Rammohan Kamath and Egzon Bajrami on successfully completing their doctorates. On 25 January 2024, Rammohan Kamath defended his thesis on "A complex adaptive system perspective of the green-restructuring of clusters". On 29 January 2024, Egzon Bajrami presented his doctoral thesis "Evaluating the Agricultural Policy in Kosovo: lessons learned and the pathway forward". +++ We also would like to congratulate IAMO researcher Savarbek Eltazarov, whose article "Improving risk reduction potential of weather index insurance by spatially downscaling gridded climate data - a machine learning approach" was recently named Big Earth Data Best Paper. The award recognizes the best papers published in Big Earth Data in the respective year of publication. +++ IAMO Director Alfons Balmann was elected as a new member of the DLG Supervisory Board on 20 February 2024. +++ Deputy Head of the Agricultural Markets Department Michael Kopsidis is now a member of the Leibniz Association's Diversity Working Group. The working group is currently drafting a mission statement on diversity for the Leibniz Association. +++ We welcome new staff members at IAMO: doctoral researcher Ketevan Melkadze and visiting scientist Jiajia Li in the Department of Agricultural Markets and doctoral researcher Setenay Kizilkaya in the Department of Agricultural Policy. A warm welcome to the team and a successful time at IAMO! +++

Further selected publications

; ; ; (2024) Heterogeneous effects of weather extremes on different dimensions of poverty in Kyrgyzstan. Environmental Research Letters 19 (1)

; ; (2024) Being well-in with the Joneses? A lab-in-the-field experiment on conspicuous consumption among rural communities. Journal of Development Studies 60 (6): 956-974.

; ; ; (2024) Assessing peer influence on farmers' climate adaptations: An experimental adoption of index insurance and savings in Uzbekistan. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 56 (1): 1-20.

; ; ; ; (2024) Household resilience and coping strategies to food insecurity: An empirical analysis from Tajikistan. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

; ; ; ; ; ; (2024) Using farm typology to understand banana Xanthomonas wilt management in Rwanda. NJAS: Impact in Agricultural and Life Sciences 96 (1)

; ; (2024) Can digitalization facilitate low carbon lifestyle? --Evidence from households' embedded emissions in China. Technology in Society 76

; ; ; (2024) Salmon trade duration: The application of firm‐level trade transaction data from the Norwegian salmon industry. Agribusiness: An International Journal 40 (2): 325-348.

(2024) Social capital effects on resilience to food insecurity: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Journal of International Development 36 (1): 435-450.

; ; (2024) Impact of the Ruble exchange rate regime and Russia's war in Ukraine on wheat prices in Russia. Agricultural Economics 55 (2): 384-411.

; ; ; ; (2024) Evolving patterns of agricultural production space in China: A network-based approach. Geography and Sustainability 5 (1): 121-134.

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