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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:

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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11 July 2022

Dairy farms: Conversion to organic production reduces carbon footprint

If a milk farm converts its production from conventional to organic, it can reduce its climate footprint by up to 9 %. New study by MLU and IAMO, contributed by IAMO scientist Florian Schierhorn.

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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

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