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28 May 2021 | Press Release 08/2021

IAMO Forum 2021 looks at agrifood systems in the transition to a bioeconomy

IAMO Forum 2021 “Agrifood systems in the bioeconomy” will take place from 7–9 June 2021. The focus of this year’s IAMO Forum is the transformation of agrifood systems in the transition to a bioeconomy. It will be held together with the International...

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21 May 2021 | Press Release 07/2021

Covid-19, unequal economic recovery and maritime food trade

IAMO Policy Brief 40 looks at the effects of the pandemic on international freight and food prices

The global economy was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. One year later the consequences are still being felt, not least in the form of high sea freight costs and rising food prices. In IAMO Policy Brief 40, IAMO Director Thomas Glauben and...

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03 May 2021 | Press Release 06/2021

Is there empirical evidence of market power and land concentration to justify regulatory interventions in land markets?

Several new laws have recently been proposed to regulate the agricultural land market. The goal is to prevent market power by limiting high levels of land concentration and to encourage a wider distribution of land ownership. A recent policy brief...

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04 March 2021 | Press Release 05/2021

The futures markets look promising for farmers

IAMO Policy Brief 39 highlights the benefits of futures markets for farmers and suggests a departure from the widely-used minimum variance hedge (MVH) ratio.

Futures­­ transactions serve a number of important functions in agriculture. These include, in particular, protecting farmers against price fluctuations, stabilising income and increasing market transparency. In the scientific literature, the minimum...

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09 February 2021 | Press Release 04/2021

Agricultural strategies in the face of pandemics and climate change

Panelists from politics, industry and academia came together to discuss food security

Fluctuating rainfall patterns, extreme temperatures and soil degradation pose significant challenges to agriculture. Climate change as well as regional and international crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and African swine fever, are increasingly...

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21 January 2021 | Press Release 03/2021

Challenges of food security in times of pandemics and climate change

Virtual panel discussion on 22 January 2021 at the GFFA

Under the title “How to better cope with change: New approaches for food system resilience to pandemic and climatic shocks”, IAMO in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) organise an expert panel. Representatives from politics,...

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20 January 2021 | Press Release 02/2021

How to align formal land rights with farmers’ perceptions in Central Asia?

IAMO Policy Brief 38 reveals substantial mismatches between legal land rights and farmers’ perceptions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

In many transition economies, land governance systems are still undergoing a reform process. But a well-functioning legal system requires acceptance and enforcement on the ground (rule of law). Recent evidence from a farm survey in Kazakhstan and...

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08 January 2021 | Press Release 01/2021

Saxony-Anhalt’s land market reform bill: Is it viable?

The federal state of Saxony-Anhalt has drafted a bill that seeks to implement far-reaching reform to the agricultural land market. A recent policy brief issued by the DFG-funded research group FORLand takes a critical look at the bill, which has...

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22 December 2020 | Press Release 10/2020

Approaches to food security under conditions of pandemics and climate change

GFFA expert panel takes place online on 22 January 2021

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 “How to better cope with change: New approaches for food system...

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01 September 2020 | Press Release 08/2020

Policy options for resilience-enhancing farm demographics

IAMO publishes policy brief as part of the SURE-Farm project

The EU-funded SURE-Farm project contributes to a better understanding of the sustainability and resilience of European agricultural systems. A recent policy brief discusses policy options to address demographic challenges of the agricultural sector.

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