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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:

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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26 March 2019

Finanz- oder Nahrungsmittel? (Financial resources or food?)

Agricultural economist Sören Prehn elaborates on the backgrounds of agricultural speculation, published in Leibniz journal 1/2019

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01 March 2019

Darum treiben die Direktzahlungen die Pachtpreise nur wenig (For this reason, the direct payments push lease prices only slightly)

IAMO scientist Marten Graubner looks at the impact of direct agricultural payments on lease prices, published on

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12 February 2019

The Dormant Breadbasket of the Asia-Pacific

Florian Schierhorn talks about the grain import from East Asia and Southeast Asia, published on

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17 January 2019

Damit alle Menschen satt werden (Ensuring that every person has enough to eat)

IAMO director Thomas Herzfeld is speaking about the production and distribution of food, published on the radio programme „Redezeit“ (NDR Info)

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17 January 2019

Dürre: Digitalisierung kann Risikomanagement unterstützen (Drought: Digitization can support risk management)

IAMO scientist Lena Kuhn on sustainable risk management in agriculture, published on

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16 January 2019

Gegen den Trend: In Sachsen-Anhalt steigt die Zahl der Bauernhöfe (Bucking the trend: The number of farms in Saxony-Anhalt is increasing)

IAMO direktor Alfons Balmann speaks about the situation of farms in Saxony-Anhalt, published on

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01 January 2019

Russlands Aufstieg zum weltweit größten Weizenexporteur (Russia's rise to the world's largest wheat exporter)

IAMO researcher PD Dr. habil. Linde Götz spreaks about the development of the grain production and export in Russia, published in Osteuropa Informationen 1-2/2019 (page 16-17)

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