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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:

19 February 2021

Wieso Sachsen-Anhalt seit Jahren am Bodenmarkt-Gesetz scheitert (Why the land market reform of Saxony-Anhalt has been failing for years)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann on the resistance of farmers regarding a land market reform in Saxony-Anhalt, published on MDR Sachsen-Anhalt radio

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01 February 2021

Die eigene Position kritischer hinterfragen (A critical view of one's own position)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann discusses the gap between society and agriculture and presents possible solutions, published in the magazine “Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft”

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27 January 2021

Kritik am Agrarstrukturgesetz reißt nicht ab (Criticism on land market reform bill does not end)

The assumptions on the agricultural structure in Saxony-Anhalt fail the fact check, says IAMO director Alfons Balmann, published in Bauernzeitung

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22 January 2021

Growth center: Sino-German Agricultural Centre

Article on Sino-German bilateral cooperation in areas of food and agriculture, published on the portal of the largest Chinese press agency "China Daily"

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13 January 2021

Experten kritisieren geplantes Agrarstrukturgesetz in Sachsen-Anhalt (Experts criticise planned land market reform bill of Saxony-Anhalt)

Agricultural experts, including IAMO director Alfons Balmann, see deficiencies and a lack of consistency in Saxony-Anhalt’s land market reform bill, published on

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09 January 2021

Kaufen Investoren zu viele Felder? (Are investors buying too much land?)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann criticises the draft for Saxony-Anhalt’s land market reform bill submitted in November 2020, published in Mitteldeutsche Zeitung | text: Walter Zöller

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07 January 2021

IAMO Direktor kritisiert falsche Ausrichtung (IAMO director critical about wrong direction)

The arguments put forward in Saxony-Anhalt’s land market reform bill and the mission statement are contradictory and do not stand up to a fact check, says IAMO director Alfons Balmann, published on Agra-Europe

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27 November 2020

Im Einklang mit den Ansprüchen (In accordance with the requirements)

IAMO researcher Christa Gotter on agricultural work with livestock, published in the Bauernzeitung

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19 November 2020

Sachsen-Anhalt will Boden vor Finanzinvestoren schützen (Government of Saxony-Anhalt wants to protect agricultural lands against financial investors)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann comments critically on the new draft law of the state government, published on the radio news MDR AKTUELL (from minute 2:05)

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11 November 2020

Bauern oder Investoren? - Die Ost-West-Dimension der Landwirtschaft (Farmers or investors? - The East-West dimension of agriculture)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann on agriculture myths, farm succession and farm management, published on

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