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21 September 2022

IAMO newsletter 03/2022 published

Save the Date IAMO Forum 2023 +++ New Southeast Europe International Research Group established at IAMO +++ IAMO Policy Brief 45 on China’s role in agricultural markets under turmoil published in German, English and Chinese

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05 September 2022

Policy recommendations for food security and a liveable future in the new policy brief

In order to secure the world's food security, plant-based nutrition should be supported and the production and consumption of animal-based products should be reduced - scientists propose.

Under the motto "Zukunft Pflanzen, Nahrung Sichern #Ährensache" (Planting the Future, Securing Food is a Matter of Honor), scientists propose in a new policy brief concrete political measures for sustainable global food security.

The global food...

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Screenshot of IAMO Policy Brief 45

05 August 2022

IAMO Policy Brief 45 published

In the current IAMO Policy Brief 45, Lena Kuhn, Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani, Sören Prehn, Zhanli Sun, and Thomas Glauben analyze China's domestic food security measures in light of the current crises and assess their impact on global markets.

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15 July 2022

Migration Resources and Activities in Rural Serbia and Kosovo - TraFFF project launched

On 4/5 July 2022, the project "Transnational Families, Farms and Firms: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Kosovo and Serbia from the 1960s to today" (short TRaFFF), funded by the Leibniz Association within the framework of Leibniz Collaborative Excellence, was officially launched with a kick-off meeting in...

Over the next three years, IAMO will be conducting research in rural Serbia and Kosovo. The focus will be on the question of migrant resources and activities, which will be studied in terms of the impact they have in rural communities in the origin...

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08 July 2022

Long Night of the Sciences at IAMO on the topic of agriculture in Ukraine

The Long Night of the Sciences in Halle (Saale) was held again on 1 July 2022 after a long corona break. The well-attended program at IAMO addressed various issues concerning agriculture in Ukraine in response to the current situation.

In a series of presentations, IAMO directors Alfons Balmann and Thomas Herzfeld as well as IAMO researcher Taras Gagalyuk discussed the consequences of the Ukraine war on global food security and rising food prices. The development and social...

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06 July 2022

Extensive damage caused by the war to education, research, agricultural markets, and neighboring states

A special working session of the IAMO Forum 2022 focused on the effects of the Russian attack on Ukraine. Four experts presented insights on the situation of education and the state of agriculture in Ukraine and also highlighted the impact on the...

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04 July 2022

Dairy farms: Conversion to organic production reduces carbon footprint

If a dairy farm converts its production from conventional to organic, it can reduce its climate footprint by up to nine percent. This is shown in a new study led by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies...

"Our study shows that there does not have to be a contradiction between environmentally friendly production and maintaining the productivity of a farm," says Arthur Groß from the Institute of Agricultural and Food Sciences at MLU. The team studied...

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17 June 2022

IAMO newsletter 02/2022 published

IAMO Forum 2022 +++ Long Night of the Sciences in Halle (Saale) again in presence +++ Help for researchers at risk +++ Climate analyses for agriculture in Southern Caucasus and Ukraine published +++ IAMO Policy Brief 44 evaluates global impact of war on food markets

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03 June 2022

IAMO publishes climate analyses for agriculture in Southern Caucasus and Ukraine

IAMO conducted a study on climate change in Southern Caucasus on behalf of the German Sparkassenstiftung for International Cooperation and now makes the results available with comprehensive interactive map material.

Climate change is already posing major challenges to agriculture and food security. Rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and increasingly frequent extreme weather events are threatening harvests and the livelihoods of many farmers.


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31 May 2022

IAMO supports researchers at risk within the Philipp Schwartz Initiative

IAMO helps researchers who have been forced to leave their home countries or who are subject to repression and persecution because of their work in their home countries. At IAMO, a Philipp Schwartz Fellowship has now been awarded for the first time to a threatened scientist from Belarus.

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative was launched in 2015 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation together with the Federal Foreign Office and enables German universities, colleges and non-university research institutions such as IAMO to host threatened...

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