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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:

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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29 May 2020

Cold War spy images get a second life

Researcher Catalina Munteanu examines the relation between agriculture and the declining marmot population in Kazakhstan, published on The World

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27 May 2020

IAMO erwartet schwere Wirtschaftskrisen weltweit (IAMO expects severe economic crises worldwide)

IAMO researchers speak about the impact of the corona pandemic concerning international trade and food security, published on

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25 May 2020

Kriseninterventionen und ihr Einfluss auf den Agrarmarkt (Crisis interventions and their impact on the agricultural market)

In an interview, agricultural economist Linde Götz talks about crises in the food sector and political interventions in agricultural trade, published on (website of the Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a Globalised World”)

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23 March 2020

Найбільші фактори дефіциту для фермерів України та ЄС — це земля і робоча (The major deficits for Ukrainian and EU farmers are land and labor)

Interview with IAMO director Alfons Balmann on the challenges facing the Ukrainian agricultural sector compared with the situation in the EU, published on www.

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