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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 September 2020

Prämien für Junglandwirte sind Verschwendung von Steuergeld (Young farmer payments are waste of tax money)

In the context of the SURE-Farm project, the generational renewal problem in the agriculture is discussed, published on

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29 July 2020

Alles Bullerbü in Bayern? (Everything is “Bullerbü” in Bavaria?)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann on the structures of enterprises in livestock farming, published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

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21 July 2020

Nachgefragt - Grüne Gentechnik im Fokus (Enquiries - green genetic engineering in focus)

In an interview, IAMO PhD student Gabi Waldhof talks on her exhibit in the exhibition “bioeconomy”, published on

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13 July 2020

Fleischindustrie: Export als Problem? (Meat industry: Export as a problem?)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann explains why consumer behaviour and slaughter costs lead to higher meat exports, published on Deutschlandfunk

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29 June 2020

Vom Ferkel zum Nackensteak: Die Spur des Fleisches in Mitteldeutschland (From piglet to neck steak: The trace of meat in Central Germany)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann on working conditions in the meat industry and livestock farming, published on MDR AKTUELL online

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23 June 2020

Was Corona ans Licht bringt (What Corona uncovers)

IAMO director Thomas Herzfeld on the conditions of livestock farming and meat processing, published in the radio program “Redezeit” on NDR Info (from minute 4:15)

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22 June 2020

"Czech food, not expensive waste from the EU" ("Tschechische Lebensmittel, nicht teurer Abfall aus der EU")

Agricultural economist Linde Götz spoke to the FAZ about current developments in the meat industry in Central and Eastern European countries. These countries are increasingly focusing on their own supply - and on labour from neighbouring countries.

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18 June 2020

Weg und hin: Wie junge Rückkehrerinnen Kosovo verändern (Away and back: How young female returnees change Kosovo)

IAMO researcher Janine Läpple talks about how young women from Kosovo try to change gender stereotypes after the stay abroad, published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung podcast

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17 June 2020

COVID-19: Ölpreisverfall und Ernährungssicherheit einkommensschwacher Staaten (COVID-19: Oil price slump and food security in low-income countries)

IAMO director Thomas Glauben and researcher Maximilian Heigermoser on falling crude oil prices and related challenges for low-income countries, published on

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03 June 2020

Die Rückkehrerinnen (The female return migrants)

IAMO researcher Janine Läpple talks to young and well-educated women who stand up for progress in Kosovo. She wants to find out how female return migrants change their environment through new values, attitudes and perspectives, published in "leibniz" (magazine of the Leibniz Association)

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