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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:

24 January 2023

Future of agriculture - Alfons Balmann in interview

IAMO Director Alfons Balmann sees potential in digitalisation and mechanisation for the agriculture of the future. An interview with MDR Wissen.

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12 January 2023

Report Uzbek TV on visit of IAMO director Thomas Glauben in Samarkand

In January, IAMO director Thomas Glauben visited several Uzbek cooperation partners for bilateral meetings and exchange with students. Report in Samarquand Mtrk.

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14 November 2022

Ukraine - Serious reduction in grain production expected

Since the start of the war, the situation of agriculture in Ukraine has dramatically declined; in the areas affected by the war, production is almost impossible. IAMO Director Alfons Balmann expects a significant decline in cereal and oilseed production. Article: Schweizer Bauer.

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11 November 2022

Ukraine war - Significant reduction of cereal production expected

IAMO Director Alfons Balmann expects a significant decline of grain production in Ukraine. Article in agrarzeitung.

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19 September 2022

Switch to organic reduces carbon footprint

When converting from conventional to organic milk production, the climate balance changes significantly. This is shown by a practical study with the participation of IAMO scientist Florian Schierhorn - in Elite Magazine for Milk Producers.

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09 September 2022

Halle, the Future Center and the University

MLU Rector Becker referred, among others, to IAMO, which offers scientific expertise on transformation processes and thus strengthens Halle's suitability as a Future Center. Panel discussion with participation of IAMO director Thomas Herzfeld. In Campus Halensis.

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08 September 2022

Changing needs require the transformation of agriculture

IAMO Director Alfons Balmann gave an overview of the future of agriculture at the Sustainability Days in South Tyrol (Bolzano) and made clear that a transformation process is necessary. In Südtiroler News.

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24 August 2022

China's hunger for commodities: IAMO warns against agricultural hoarding and isolation

Excessive stockpiling removes large quantities of agricultural goods from world markets, leading to shortages. And block formation brings fragmentation of the world market. IAMO Policy Brief 45 in topagrar.

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27 July 2022

How the war effects Ukraine’s wheat exports

Mountains of grain are stuck at the Polish-Ukrainian border: wheat that’s needed in Europe, Africa and Asia. But transport over land by truck or train is complicated and time-consuming – and drives up the price. IAMO Director Alfons Balmann spoke with DW (Deutsche Welle) (min. 4:20).

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15 July 2022

Climate change and extreme weather events hang heavy over global breadbasket countries

Global breadbasket countries have had much to contend with in recent years, but it is climate change that presents their biggest challenge. IAMO-researcher Florian Schierhorn in Investment Monitor.

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