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16 August 2022 | PM 06/2022

Keep calm and trade on: China’s decisive role in agricultural markets under turmoil

IAMO Policy Brief 45 looks at how China is ensuring its domestic food security in the face of recent crises

China is the world’s largest consumer and importer of agricultural goods. As a result, its trade strategies influence international markets and affect consumers worldwide. However, rising domestic demand for food and limited land and water resources...

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05 July 2022 | Press Release 05/2022

No one-size-fits-all solution for resilient rural development

IAMO Forum 2022 took place in Halle (Saale) from 22–24 June. Over the three-day conference, 154 participants came together to discuss the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on rural development in transition economies in regions...

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Man in protective suit disinfects cow shed

16 June 2022 | Press Release 04/2022

IAMO Forum 2022 focuses on the impact of the pandemic on rural development

IAMO's annual conference will be held in Halle (Saale), Germany, June 22-24, 2022, on the topic "Enhancing resilience in a post-pandemic era: challenges and opportunities for rural development".

The Corona pandemic has affected rural areas worldwide...

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Combine harvester in action

29 April 2022 | Press release 03/2022

Global trade not self-sufficiency is key to overcoming food shortages in times of war and crisis

IAMO Policy Brief 44 examines the effects of the war in Ukraine on global food markets

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent prices soaring for agricultural commodities such as grains, vegetable oils and fertilizers. This could destabilize food security, particularly in import-dependent countries in the Middle East and North Africa...

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11 February 2022 | Press Release 02/2022

Challenges for sustainable land use

Panellists discussed ways to better use soil resources

Climate change, land degradation and water shortages threaten soil fertility - the foundation of agriculture. One particular challenge lies in satisfying the growing demand for agricultural commodities while maintaining environmental integrity. With...

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25 January 2022 | Press Release 01/2022

New approaches for sustainable and optimized land use

Virtual panel discussion on 27 January 2022 at the GFFA

Within the framework of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), IAMO and the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) organize an expert panel entitled “Securing #soilidity. Challenges and solutions for sustainable land use” on 27 January 2022....

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20 December 2021 | Press Release 16/2021

Food policy response measures to COVID-19 in Central Asia and Caucasus

IAMO Policy Brief 43 presents a taking stock from the first year of the pandemic

IAMO researchers Nodir Djanibekov and Thomas Herzfeld, look at the impacts of the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture, food security, and rural communities in the countries of Central Asia and Caucasus, and provide options to...

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07 December 2021 | Press Release 15/2021

Centre for Food and Land Use established at the Kyiv School of Economics

A new research centre has been established as part of the Pilot project for the sustainable internationalization of Ukrainian research structures in the context of the globalization of the Ukrainian food sector (UaFoodTrade), funded by the German...

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15 November 2021 | Press Release 14/2021

Memorandum of Understanding signed between IAMO and Uzbekistan's Ministry of Agriculture

On 11 November, the Uzbek Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev and IAMO Director Thomas Glauben signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Munich to further intensify the cooperation between the institute and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The document establishes four main points: Firstly, the cooperation in modernising the education system of Tashkent State Agricultural University and other universities as well as various research institutes of the Ministry will be further developed....

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15 November 2021 | Press Release 13/2021

Challenges for sustainable use of soil resources

GFFA expert panel takes place online on 27 January 2022

Within the framework of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), IAMO in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) organise a virtual panel discussion entitled “Securing #soilidity. Challenges and solutions for sustainable land...

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