Edition 4/2021, 15 December 2021

News in this edition:

Call for Submissions: IAMO Forum 2022 +++ Memorandum of Understanding signed between IAMO and Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan +++ IAMO successful at Leibniz Competition +++ and much more.


Next year's IAMO Forum entitled “Rural Resilience in a Post-pandemic Era: Challenges and Opportunities” will take place in Halle (Saale), Germany, from 22 to 24 June 2022. Submit your extended abstract or organized session proposal until 6 February 2022. // read more //

Within the framework of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), IAMO in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) organise a virtual panel discussion on “Securing #soilidity. Challenges and solutions for sustainable land use”. // read more //

Participants of the conference © IAMO

The two-day online conference from 22 - 23 October 2021 on "Natural Resource Management and Public Policy" ended successfully. The event was co-organized by Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), IAMO, and the University of Melbourne. // read more //

Dr. Zhanli Sun
Tel.: +49 345 2928-331

International cooperations

IAMO Director Thomas Glauben and Uzbek Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev © IAMO

The Uzbek Minister of Agriculture, His Excellency Jamshid Khodjaev, and IAMO Director Thomas Glauben signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further intensify the cooperation between IAMO and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan. // read more //

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

Project news

Team of German-Ukrainian project office at KSE © IAMO

As part of the BMBF-funded pilot project UaFoodTrade, a new Research Centre for Food and Land Use has been established at the Kyiv School of Economics in Ukraine, which in the future will be dedicated to researching and evaluating socio-economic developments in the Ukrainian agricultural sector. // read more //

Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk
Tel.: +49 345 2928-236

The senate of the Leibniz Association has approved funding for 29 projects totaling 27.6 million euros for the Leibniz Competition 2022. Among them are two projects based at IAMO. // read more //

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

Dr. Antje Jantsch
Tel.: +49 345 2928-125

Drones in Chinese agriculture © nuttawutnuy | Adobe Stock

On 11 November, a consortium of German and Chinese researchers launched the project "Digital transformation of China’s agriculture – resources, trade and food security" (DITAC). // read more //

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

Dr. Zhanli Sun
Tel.: +49 345 2928-331

KlimALEZ stakeholder workshop © IAMO

On 18 November, IAMO organized an online dissemination workshop on "Digital Innovations in Agricultural Insurance" for stakeholders from business, politics and research. The event was part of the KlimALEZ project. // read more //

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

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

Weather data in Uzbekistan © IAMO

As part of the project “Increasing climate resilience via agricultural insurance – Innovation transfer for sustainable rural development in Central Asia” (KlimALEZ), a platform for climate services has been created that enables easy access to satellite-based weather data. // read more //

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

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

Participants of the meeting © IAMO

On 12 November, IAMO hosted a meeting with relevant stakeholders from Western Balkan countries as part of the Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) Western Balkans project. // read more //

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

Recent IAMO research projects

Rural well-being in transition: multidimensional drivers and effects on (im)mobility (RuWell) +++ Transnational Families, Farms and Firms: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Kosovo and Serbia from the 1960s to today (TRaFFF) +++ Study of best practices and potential of participation of the smallholders in the short value chains in the Western Balkans region and Turkey (Short Value Chains Western Balkans)  +++ German-Ukrainian Centre of Excellence for Smart Agriculture and Food Economics (GUCE-SAFE) +++ Agricultural Policy Dialogue Germany - Western Balkans (APD Westbalkan

// List of projects //


IAMO researchers have published two articles in the new issue of Russian Analytical Digest. Florian Schierhorn observes the impact of climate change on Russian agriculture; Taras Gagalyuk and Anna Hajdu shed light on CSR measures of Russian agricultural enterprises. // read more //


+++ The dissertation of agricultural economist Antje Jantsch "An investigation into the relationship between subjective well-being and (relative) wealth in Germany" was recently awarded the "2021 Best Dissertation on quality of life, happiness & well-being, Second Place Award" of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies. Congratulations! +++ Two new members have joined IAMO's Board of Trustees: We welcome Michael Lehmann, Head of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Research, and Simone Fritz, Head of the Department of Sustainability, Environmental Alliance and Research of the Ministry of Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt. +++ Elections for the PhD Council have taken place at IAMO. We congratulate all new and re-elected members and wish them continued success in representing the interests of doctoral students at IAMO. +++ So far in 2021, Kerstin Marit Uhl, Yangyi Zeng and Arjola Arapi-Gjini have successfully defended their dissertations. We wish Max Heigermoser and Zarema Akhmadiyeva all the best for their upcoming defenses! +++ IAMO welcomes Yi Cui (Department of Agricultural Markets), Samuel Brea Martinez-Collado (Department of Structural Change), Salima Bekbolotova and Moshfeq Timory (Department of Agricultural Policy) as new staff members at IAMO. +++

Further selected publications

; (Hg.) (2021) Challenges of the food economy: Selected topics from Eurasian countries. Journal of New Economy, Vol. 22, No. 3.

; (2021) Social capital in cooperatives: An evolutionary Luhmannian perspective. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 31 (4): 1317–1331.

(2021) Assessing the current situation of the world wheat market leadership: Using the semi-parametric approach. Mathematics 9 (2)

(2021) Role of risk preferences, incentives, and governance structures on pesticide use in vegetable production in China. Halle (Saale): Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) .

; ; ; ; (2021) The impact of COVID-19 on the dietary diversity of children and adolescents: Evidence from a rural/urban panel study. China & World Economy 29 (6): 53-72.

; ; ; (2021) Broadening the scope of instrumental motivations for CSR disclosure: An illustration for agroholdings in transition economies. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (4): 717-737.

; (2021) Explaining German economic modernization: The French Revolution, Prussian reforms, and the inevitable continuity of change. Annales : Histoire, Sciences Sociales 72 (4): 729-766.

; ; ; (2021) Gaining trust in the digital age: The potential of social media for increasing the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises. Sustainability 13 (4)

; ; (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.

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