Edition 4/2022, 15 December 2022

News in this edition:

Call for Submissions: IAMO Forum 2023 +++ New project on water governance and peacebuilding in Afghanistan started +++ IAMO supports the application of the city of Halle to become a Future Center +++ and much more.

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Next year's IAMO Forum entitled “International Agricultural Trade, Geopolitics and Global Food Security” will take place in Halle (Saale), Germany, from 21 to 23 June 2023. Submit your extended abstract or organized session proposal until 12 February 2023.

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On November 28, 2022, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IAMO held the workshop "Regional agricultural market information systems and policy monitoring." // read more //

Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld
Tel.: +49 345 2928-100

Agricultural Policy Forum 2022 with Dragi Dimitrievski, Boban Ilic, Frida Krifca, Krzysztof Sulima and Daniel Müller (from left to right) © SWG RRD

From 19th to 20th October 2022, members of the Southeast Europe Research Group participated in the 22nd Agricultural Policy Forum in Tirana, Albania. This year’s main conference topic was "Agriculture and rural development in the framework of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans". // read more //

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

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

Workshop participants © IAMO

In the framework of the "Structured doctoral programme on Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia" (SUSADICA), IAMO researchers contributed to a workshop, which was held in the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers in Uzbekistan on 29 September 2022. // read more //

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

Project news

Cultivated fields in Afghanistan | Photo: EJ Wolfson © Unsplash

On December 01, 2022, the project "Water Governance and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan" (AWAGO) was launched. The aim is to provide an explanation of the prevailing patterns of cooperation and conflict in water management and to identify potentials that can develop in different political regimes. // read more //

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

Moshfeq Timory
Tel.: +49 345 2928-138


Thomas Glauben at the launch ceremony © IAMO

In the face of present global food security challenges, the Global Food Security Association was formally established on 2nd December, 2022. An international conference after the launching ceremony as well as the 1st Global Food Security Forum for Young Scientists followed. // read more //

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

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

Lucas F. Flöther, Viktor Yengibaryan and Thomas Glauben (from left to right) © IAMO

On November 19, 2022, the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia H.E. Mr. Viktor Yengibaryan accompanied by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in the Free State of Saxony Prof. Dr. Lucas F. Flöther visited IAMO. The guests were welcomed by IAMO Director Prof. Thomas Glauben. // read more //

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

Shukhrat G. Rasulov and Thomas Glauben at the signing ceremony © IAMO

The MoU between IAMO and the Uzbek insurance company Uzagrosugurta aims at an intensive transfer of research results and knowledge on index-based insurance for farmers. // read more //

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

IAMO Director Thomas Herzfeld (third from left) at the panel discussion in the Leopoldina | Photo: Thomas Ziegler © Stadt Halle

As an official partner, IAMO supports the application of the city of Halle (Saale) for the "Future Center German Unity and European Transformation". // read more //

Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann
Tel.: +49 345 2928-300

Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld
Tel.: +49 345 2928-100


Photo: Pascal Scholl © Unsplash

The scientists of the Leibniz Research Network Biodiversity and cooperation partners present concrete recommendations for action to preserve the biological diversity on earth. // read more //

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

In an article in issue No. 423 of Russia Analyses, IAMO researchers Maximilian Heigermoser, Linde Götz, and Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani analyze the development of Russia's trade relations with Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.

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The English version of IAMO Annual 2022 is now available.

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+++ Marten Graubner has been appointed deputy chair of the Chair of Agricultural Management at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. +++ On December 9, 2022, IAMO researcher Abdulla Primov successfully defended his dissertation at Tashkent State Agrarian University (TASU), Uzbekistan. The thesis was titled "Assessing the impact of agricultural crop diversification on farm economic efficiency." Congratulations! +++ We would like to add the dissertation of Christine Pitson on the topic: "Labour Supply, Resilience, and European Agriculture: Generational renewal in the Altmark and Flanders". Christine successfully defended her thesis on July 15, 2022 and we congratulate her on her achievement. +++ At IAMO we warmly welcome the new staff members Arbnora Shala and Johnson Kansiime in the Agricultural Policy Department. We wish them much success for their activities and PhD projects at IAMO. +++ Latest job vacancy: IAMO is offering a PhD position (m/f/d) in the project "The role of the status quo bias in the perpetuation of farm work and remaining in situ - exemplified with data from Southeast Europe". The application deadline ends on December 24, 2022. +++

Further selected publications

; ; (2022) The role of sustainability in the emergence and evolution of bioeconomy clusters: An application of a multiscalar framework. Journal of Cleaner Production 376

; ; ; (2023) The impact of agricultural extension type and form on technical efficiency under transition: An empirical assessment of wheat production in Uzbekistan. Economic Analysis and Policy 77: 203-221.

; ; ; ; (2023) Don’t look up! Individual income comparisons and subjective well-being of students in Thailand. Journal of Happiness Studies 24 (2): 477-503.

; ; ; ; ; (2024) Migrant agency in an institutional context: The Akmola-Astana migration system. Europe-Asia Studies 76 (3): 433-460.

; ; ; ; ; ; (2022) Field-level land-use data reveal heterogeneous crop sequences with distinct regional differences in Germany. European Journal of Agronomy 141

; ; (2023) The green-restructuring of clusters: Investigating a biocluster's transition using a complex adaptive system model. European Planning Studies 31 (9): 1842-1867.

; (2023) Why do farmers seek office? Regulatory capture in Russian agricultural subsidization. Eastern European Economics 61 (2): 111-130.

; ; (2022) Adaptive approaches to REDD+ are needed for countries with high forest cover and low deforestation rates. Environmental Research Letters 17 (11)

; ; (2023) Spatial transmission of price promotion for German beer retailers. Regional Studies 57 (10): 1967-1980.

; ; ; ; ; (2022) Gender heterogeneity and politics in decision-making about green public procurement in the Czech Republic. Politics and Governance 10 (3): 239-250.

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