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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:

01 July 2019

Nur auf dem Papier eigenständig (Independent only on paper)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann on the structural change in East German agriculture, published in agrarheute magazine

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26 June 2019

Stübgen gratuliert dem Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (Stübgen congratulates the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies)

Parliamentary State Secretary Michael Stübgen (BMEL) talks about IAMO research and its importance for the agricultural development, published on

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19 June 2019

Wenn Bauern aufgeben: Wie dramatisch ist das Höfesterben? (When farmers give in: How dramatic is farm perishing?)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann on the structural change and the decreasing number of farms in Germany, published on (Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag)

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20 May 2019

Agrarreform 2020 - Mehr "Öko" möglich? (Agricultural reform 2020 - Could we do more "eco"?)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann talks about the problem of direct payments in the agricultural sector, featured in the TV broadcast nano on 3sat

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16 May 2019

Umweltfreundliche Landwirtschaft? So blockiert die Agrarlobby Reformen (Environment-friendly agriculture? This is how the agricultural lobby blocks reforms)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann spoke about the problems of direct payments from the agricultural sector, featured in the Odysso broadcast on SWR television.

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14 May 2019

Genforscher sauer auf Monsanto (Gene-researchers on the edge with Monsanto)

IAMO scientist Gabi Waldhof talks about the acceptance of genetic engineering in society, featured in MDR AKTUELL

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13 May 2019

Bioökonomie ermöglicht neue Wege (Bioeconomics opens up new possibilities)

IAMO director Alfons Balmann discusses the potential of bioeconomics and genetic engineering in agriculture, featured on SWR2 in the Morning

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10 May 2019

„Es ist schwer, die Mentalität zu ändern“ (“It's tough to change mentality“)

IAMO scientist Osama Naser El-Din Ahmed describes new cultivation methods for wheat in Egypt, published in the Stuttgarter Zeitung

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27 March 2019

Agrarentwicklung in Zentralasien beschäftigt JLU Gießen (Agricultural development in Central Asia involves JLU Giessen)

IAMO Visiting Research Fellow Martin Petrick talked about doctoral training in agricultural development in Central Asia, published in Gießener Anzeiger

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