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IAMO in the Media

Next to scientific publications of IAMO researchers, there are regular reports on the institute in specialised and daily press as well as on air and on Internet portals. Scientific findings of IAMO are picked on in the framework of current debates in politics and economic processes. Researchers of IAMO act as experts to communicate their findings in a generally understandable way to the broad public.

A selection of media reports is available here:

03 June 2022

Make money with wheat? Speculation with food on futures markets again under criticism

IAMO director Thomas Glauben and MLU professor Ingo Pies reject the criticism. They emphasize that futures market transactions are important to hedge risk for farmers, stockholders and traders. Article: Axel Mönch, Agrarzeitung, 22/22, p. 3.

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02 June 2022

How the Ukraine war & agriculture are connected - farmer explains

In the MDR video channel "Hundert Hektar Heimat" by young farmer, IAMO director Alfons Balmann explains how the Ukraine war is linked to increased production costs in agriculture and how this affects food prices.

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02 June 2022

Russia vs Ukraine War Update (Day 99)

Despite the broad coverage of impending food shortages, the real crisis in global supplies is yet to come, IAMO scientist Linde Götz cautions listeners in the DGAP Morning Briefing. A limited harvest in Ukraine and the loss of storage space will impact exports going forward.

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31 May 2022

German farmers in Ukraine suffer from price fluctuations and transport problems

As a result of the fact that Ukraine cannot deliver, the demand countries are competing for the grain on other markets. As a result of the enormous price increases, the poorest of the poor are possibly the ones who possibly cannot get any more grain - warns IAMO director Alfons Balmann on mdr.de.

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29 May 2022

Matif wheat in reverse

IAMO scientist Linde Götz considers it unlikely that Russia is misusing its own grain as a weapon of war. A much greater threat to food security in developing countries is Russia's blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea ports. Agra Europe / proplanta.de

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24 May 2022

Halle: Becoming more resilient to crises with bioeconomy

IAMO director Alfons Balmann at the International Bioeconomy Conference on the impact of the shortfalls in crop production in Ukraine and Russia on the German bioeconomy. Biooekonomie.de

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24 May 2022

Agricultural scientist Balmann: High prices not only because of the Ukraine war

IAMO director Alfons Balmann warns in the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung of rising prices due to low harvests worldwide and their impact on Germany. Especially fertiliser is lacking. © Mitteldeutsche Zeitung | Text: Steffen Höhne

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22 May 2022

The Ripple Effects of the War in Ukraine

The impact of the war on the European economy and society and how to address the fall out in the hardest hit sectors: IAMO Policy Brief 44 as part of "The Ripple Effects of the War in Ukraine" led by IAMO director Thomas Glauben in Intereconomics.

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17 May 2022

India's wheat export ban: "A bitter hit for the world food market".

India has almost completely stopped its wheat exports. IAMO director Thomas Glauben explains in the FAZ Wirtschaft why such export embargos ultimately harm everyone.

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12 May 2022

IAMO does not expect drastic changes in world agricultural trade volumes

On current indications, wheat markets are likely to be supplied in the current season. Exports from other countries compensate the lower amounts from Ukraine and Russia. IAMO Policy Brief 44 under lead by IAMO director Thomas Glauben in Agra-Europe 18/22

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