Edition 2/2021, 3 June 2021

News in this edition:

IAMO Forum 2021 +++ Extension of the German-Sino Agricultural Center project +++ IAMO library receives fresh look and new information center


Harvest yields © branex | Adobe Stock

From 7 to 9 June 2021, IAMO Forum on “Agrifood systems in the bioeconomy” will take place online. Registration for the conference is open until 3 June 2021 and the programme is available.

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Conference with audience © Right 3 | Adobe Stock

The Agribusiness Conference entitled “Approaches to sustainable and modern agriculture” is organized by the German-Sino Agricultural Center (DCZ) in Nanjing, China, from 2 to 3 June 2021. The conference can also be followed via online streaming.

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Dr. Inna Levkovych
Tel.: +49 345 2928-232

Processing in the food industry © hedgehog94 | Adobe Stock

At the end of the VALUMICS project, the research results of the four project years will be presented from 7 to 8 September 2021.

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Dr. Ivan Duric
Tel.: +49 345 2928-241


German-Chinese cooperation © luzitanija | Adobe Stock

The bilateral cooperation project has been extended until 31 March 2022. The project brings together experts from politics, academia and agricultural industry in order to promote the exchange of experience in the field of agricultural and food sector between the two countries.

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Dr. Inna Levkovych
Tel.: +49 345 2928-232

Discussion between NUBiP and IAMO © NUBiP

Representatives from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP) and IAMO met online on 20 April 2021 to exchange ideas on closer collaboration in education and research.

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

Studying farming methods in Mongolia © Mongolian Re

As part of the KlimALEZ project, IAMO researchers have successfully piloted a market-oriented crop insurance product based on satellite data in cooperation with the local insurance company Mongolian Re.

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

Recent IAMO research projects

Agriculture and animal farm concept © arrowsmith2 | Adobe Stock

Towards resilient and sustainable integrated agro-ecosystems through appropriate climate-smart farming practices (TRUSTFARM) +++ Promoting resilience and food security through risk-contingent credit in Africa (Risk-Contingent Credit for Resilience)

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IAMO Annual 2021 © IAMO

Land rights in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan +++ Land market regulation +++ Climate impacts on wheat yields in Ukraine +++ Supermarkets and nutrition in China +++ Quality of life in rural areas (in German only)

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IAMO Policy Brief 40 © IAMO

The publication focuses on current developments in international maritime food trade and the pandemic-related effects on freight and food prices.

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Maximilian Heigermoser
Tel.: +49 345 2928-133

News from IAMO institute

Library and information center © IAMO

IAMO’s new-look library and information center reopened on 1 June 2021 following extensive renovations.

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Katharina Loos
Tel.: +49 345 2928-423


+++ Dr. Alena Petrushkevich was a visiting researcher in IAMO's Agricultural Markets department from March to May 2021. She is an associate professor in international economics at the Belarus State Economic University (BSEU). Her research project on FDI&ODI in the Eurasian Economic Union was supported by the Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA. +++ Researcher PD Dr. Dietmar Müller accepted the position of deputy professorship in the field of Cultural History for Eastern Europe at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Leipzig University, Germany, from 1 April 2021. Further cooperation with IAMO regarding a book project on globalisation in the Black Sea region is planned. +++ Dr. Florian Schierhorn received an award as one of the best reviewers of the renowned journal "Environmental Research Letters" in 2020. +++ On 12 April 2021, Kerstin Marit Uhl successfully defended her dissertation on “Russian market power in international wheat trade and implications for global food security”. +++ IAMO is pleased to welcome the researchers Lucia Batereanu, Jiao Chen, Yuan Hu, Jian Liu, Ruth Njiru as well as the Coordinator for Equality and Diversity, Kristin Leimer, and Franziska Pohl in the field of processing of external funds as new staff members. +++

Further selected publications

; ; (2021) Exploring policy options in regulating rural–urban migration with a Bayesian Network: A case study in Kazakhstan. European Journal of Development Research 33 (3): 553-577.

; ; (2021) Editorial. Special Issue: Growth of agroholdings and mega-farms in transition and emerging market economies: Institutional and organizational aspects. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (4): 581-592.

; ; ; (2021) Determinants of corporate social responsibility among farms in Russia and Kazakhstan: A multilevel approach using survey data. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (4): 697-716.

(2021) Aspekte der Agrarpolitik 2020. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 70 (Supplement): 1-12.

; ; (2021) The ethics of corporate hypocrisy: An experimental approach. Futures 131

; (2021) Can self-sufficiency policy improve food security? An inter-temporal assessment of the wheat value-chain in Uzbekistan. Eurasian Geography and Economics 62 (1): 1-20.

; ; (2021) Price bubbles in agricultural commodity markets and contributing factors: Evidence for corn and soybeans in China. China Agricultural Economic Review 13 (1): 91-122.

; ; (2022) The influence of Russia's 2010/2011 wheat export ban on spatial market integration and transaction costs of grain markets. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 44 (2): 1083-1099.

; ; ; ; (2021) Corporate governance and firm performance within the Russian agri-food sector: Does ownership structure matter?International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (4): 649-668.

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