17 June 2020
In the scope of the IAMO Forum 2020 a Kids Session entitled “Bits, Bytes & Burger?! Digitalization in Food Production” will take place on 26 June 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm.
15 June 2020
The IAMO Forum 2020 will take place as an online conference on the topic “Digital transformation – towards sustainable food value chains in Eurasia” from 24 to 26 June 2020.
15 June 2020
Science to Business and Policy: IAMO scientists support the launch of satellite-based index insurance for Mongolian wheat producers
In the scope of the project KlimALEZ, IAMO researchers Ihtiyor Bobojonov, Lena Kuhn, Sarvarbek Eltazarov and Thomas Glauben have successfully supported the launch of Mongolia’s first index insurance product for wheat growers. Since 2017, the KlimALEZ...
10 June 2020
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research recognizes successful IAMO cross-country research projects on Central Asia
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) gave the projects AGRIWANET and ANICANET a special mention as examples for successful projects of BMBF-funded international scientific cooperation.
The two network projects AGRIWANET (Agricultural Restructuring, Water Scarcity and the Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Asia: A Five-Country Study) and ANICANET (Revitalising animal husbandry in Central Asia: A five-country analysis) aimed at...
05 June 2020
In the Leibniz magazine, political scientist Janine Läpple talks about how young and well-educated women who returned to Kosovo from abroad are changing their environment through new values, attitudes and perspectives.
04 June 2020
Spring 2020 has been one of the sunniest, driest and warmest springs since the launch of systematic weather records. Another drought would considerably harm German farmers, who already suffered heavy yield losses in 2018 and 2019.
Digital technologies are becoming a crucial tool to establish support mechanisms in coping with increased climate risks. This was already described in the IAMO Policy Brief 35 on “Landwirtschaft in Zeiten der Dürre: Wie Digitalisierung ein...
02 June 2020
The conference registration deadline has been extended until 17 June 2020. The IAMO Forum 2020 will take place as an online conference on the topic “Digital transformation – towards sustainable food value chains in Eurasia” from 24 to 26 June 2020.
30 May 2020
Daniel Müller and Catalina Munteanu published a study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, which uses historical spy satellite images to demonstrate a long-term decline in the marmot population in response to the expansion of croplands.
In the 1960s, some of the first satellites that made it into Earth’s orbit were designed for espionage purposes. They collected Google Earth-like images from across the world in search of nuclear missiles. The long forgotten historical data is now...
29 May 2020
In an interview with the Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a Globalised World”, agricultural economist Linde Götz talks about crises in the food sector and political interventions in agricultural trade. (in German only)