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30 April 2019

Interactive seminar conducted with Uzbek rainfed grain farmers

In scope of the project KlimALEZ, IAMO researchers have been organizing a series of extension seminars for local farmers in the province of Jizzakh, Uzbekistan, this April.

A team of IAMO PostDocs and PhD students conducted interactive workshops with over 200 farmers in rainfed grain production on risk management and agricultural investment. The aim was to gain insight into farmers’ understanding of and interest in...

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23 April 2019

Summer School in Agricultural Economics: Apply until 6 May 2019!

As part of the Summer School in Agricultural Economics, a course on “Scientific Writing for Agricultural Economists” will take place at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), Ukraine, from 28 to 31 May 2019. The summer school is aimed at doctoral candidates.

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11 April 2019

Abstract submission deadline for the workshop “Agriculture and society” extended until 18 April 2019

A workshop entitled “Agriculture and society: A multi-stakeholder dialogue for stable and sustainable development” (UaAgriDialog) for researchers, academics and representatives from practice, politics and civil society will take place in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.

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10 April 2019

IAMO newsletter 1/2019 issued

+++ IAMO Forum 2019: Registration for early bird ticket prices +++ Workshop on tensions between agriculture and society +++ Effects of social media on the marketing of agricultural products +++ These and more reports in the current IAMO newsletter

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03 April 2019

Restructuring in the Uzbek agricultural sector

In March 2019, researchers Martin Petrick and Nodir Djanibekov published the IAMO Policy Brief 36 entitled “Farm Restructuring in Uzbekistan: What Next?”.

In January 2019, the Uzbek government initiated a new wave of farm consolidation. In order to enable a successful transformation of agriculture, the output and factor markets must be gradually liberalized and care taken to ensure that all farmers...

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03 April 2019

Vacancies

The Agricultural Policy department and Structural Change department (TRAFOBIT project) are looking for student assistants in order to support the research activities.

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28 March 2019

German-Ukrainian Agricultural Economics Summer School

The German-Ukrainian Summer School in Agricultural Economics “Foundations of Agricultural Economics” was held from 3 to 17 March, 2019 at IAMO in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Twenty participants came from eleven Ukrainian agricultural universities, research and government institutions, including Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University and CoopAcademy, Kyiv School of Economics, National Bank of Ukraine, National...

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28 March 2019

Registration for the workshop “Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies” until today

The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), IAMO and Welthungerhilfe are conducting an international and interdisciplinary workshop on “Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies” from 2 to 3 April 2019 in Bonn, Germany.

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26 March 2019

Kick-off workshop for the PhD program has started

As part of the cooperation project “Structured Doctoral Programme on Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia” (SUSADICA), a kick-off workshop will be held from 26 to 27 March 2019 at IAMO in Halle (Saale), Germany. The event is being jointly organised by IAMO, Justus Liebig University...

The workshop was launched by SUSADICA project leader Martin Petrick, Professor of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy at JLU, the Prorector for International Cooperation at TIIAME, Abdulhakim Salokhitdinov, and the SUSADICA project...

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25 March 2019

Similar views on GM crops and food within families and groups of friends

Researchers at IAMO and the Czech University of Life Sciences have published a study on acceptance of genetically modified crops and foods in the online journal PLOS ONE. The focus of the research is upon the extent to which attitudes towards genetic modification in the agri-food sector correlate or...

Years of discussion and the exchange of information on GM crops and food have by no means resulted in the emergence of a consensus amongst consumers regarding the technology. Opinions are widely divided on the extent to which the state should...

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