Edition 3/2022, 21 September 2022

News in this edition:

Save the Date IAMO Forum 2023 +++ New Southeast Europe International Research Group established at IAMO +++ IAMO Policy Brief 45 on China’s role in agricultural markets under turmoil published in German, English and Chinese


International transportation vessel loading grain for export

IAMO Forum 2023 entitled “International Agricultural Trade, Geopolitics and Global Food Security” will take place in Halle (Saale), Germany, from 21 to 23 June 2023. // read more //

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


Opening of IAMO Forum 2022 by Thomas Herzfeld © IAMO | Markus Scholz

IAMO Forum 2022 took place in Halle (Saale) from 22–24 June. Over the three-day conference, 154 participants came together to discuss the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on rural development in transition economies in regions including Southeast Europe and Central and Southeast Asia. Discussions primarily focused on how agricultural systems can better react to crises in the future. // read more //

Mariia Bogonos spoke about the impacts on agriculture © IAMO

A special working session of the IAMO Forum 2022 focused on the effects of the Russian attack on Ukraine. Four experts presented insights on the situation of education and the state of agriculture in Ukraine and also highlighted the impact on the neighboring regions of Central Asia and Moldova. All of the contributions illustrated how the war is… // read more //

Braiding vinoks with Anke Blankenburg | Photo: Markus Scholz © IAMO

The Long Night of the Sciences in Halle (Saale) was held again on 1 July 2022 after a long corona break. The well-attended program at IAMO addressed various issues concerning agriculture in Ukraine in response to the current situation. // read more //

Project news

Albania | Photo: Wiebke Meyer © IAMO

IAMO's Southeast Europe Interational Research Group was established in 2022 as an interdepartmental network. A particular focus is on the Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. // read more //

Dr. Judith Möllers
Tel.: +49 345 2928-245


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

TraFFF Kick-off meeting Regensburg | Photo: Franz Kurz © IOS

On 4/5 July 2022, the project "Transnational Families, Farms and Firms: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Kosovo and Serbia from the 1960s to today" (short TRaFFF), funded by the Leibniz Association within the framework of Leibniz Collaborative Excellence, was officially launched with a kick-off meeting in Regensburg. // read more //


In the current IAMO Policy Brief 45, Lena Kuhn, Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani, Sören Prehn, Zhanli Sun, and Thomas Glauben analyze China's domestic food security measures in light of the current crises and assess their impact on global markets. // read more //

Dr. Lena Kuhn
Tel.: +49 345 2928-323

Photo: yanadjan © Adobe Stock

In order to secure the world's food security, plant-based nutrition should be supported and the production and consumption of animal-based products should be reduced - scientists propose. // read more //

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

Photo: Daniel Quiceno M © Unsplash

If a dairy farm converts its production from conventional to organic, it can reduce its climate footprint by up to nine percent. This is shown in a new study led by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). // read more //

Dr. Florian Schierhorn
Tel.: +49 345 2928-335

Lake Kolduk in Kyrgyzstan | Photo: Aydin Hassan, Unsplash

Water is a scarce and unevenly distributed resource in Central Asia with a significant transboundary context. IAMO-researchers Atabek Umirbekov and Daniel Müller co-authored the new CAREC Policy Brief on this topic. // read more //

Atabek Umirbekov
Tel.: +49 345 2928-338


+++ The IAMO Graduate School now has its own website and provides information for doctoral researchers who want to advance their doctoral studies in the field of agricultural and food economics. +++ Inna Levkovych and Vasyl Kvartiuk have been awarded the special prize of the IAMO Alumni Association for their great commitment to people from Ukraine. +++ Antje Jantsch has been selected for the Leibniz Mentoring program. The program promotes the best scientific talents and accompanies them on their further career path. +++ Ilkay Unay-Gailhard started her short-term research stay at the University of Chicago on the topic "Online alternative food movements run by institutions to promote youth engagement". +++ Since September, Johanna Jauernig holds a fellowship as an IAMO Visiting Research Fellow. She is currently conducting research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for the Philosophy of Fredom at the University of Arizona. +++ We are pleased to introduce new staff members at IAMO: Alexander Mkrtchian in the Department of Structural Change and Hua Zhang in the Department of Agricultural Markets. A warm welcome! +++

Further selected publications

; (2023) Predator or prey? Effects of farm growth on neighbouring farms. Journal of Agricultural Economics 74 (1): 214-236.

; ; ; ; (2022) Producer organisations in an export-oriented value chain: What motivates small-scale farmers in Kosovo to collaborate?European Countryside 14 (2): 379 - 396.

; ; (2022) Dark side or bright side: The impact of alcohol drinking on the trust of Chinese rural residents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19 (10)

; (2023) More competitive than you think? Pricing and location of processing firms in agricultural markets. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 105 (3): 784-808.

; (2023) Rethinking human-nature relationships: Daoism’s contribution to transcultural sociotechnical imaginaries. The Professional Geographer 75 (2): 269-277.

; (2023) Industrialization in a small grain economy during the First Globalization: Bulgaria c. 1870-1910. The Economic History Review 76 (1): 169-198.

; ; ; (2022) Price relationships along the Norwegian salmon value chains: A comparative study of the leading consumption market in France and the largest processing industry in Poland. Aquaculture Economics & Management

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