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20 February 2017 | Press Release 05/2017

Social transfers in rural China: Do they contribute to poverty reduction?

IAMO Policy Brief 31 identifies problems in the allocation of social transfers

Despite large achievements in poverty reduction, a certain fraction of the Chinese rural population is still living in absolute poverty. A state-run social assistance program aims at reducing poverty by providing a minimum income to the most...

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01 February 2017 | Press Release 04/2017

In times of political transformation, we leave stronger environmental legacies for the future

Historic maps and satellite imagery reveal the high environmental responsibility we carry for future generations.

Our land use decisions today can affect landscapes for hundreds of years later, and the impacts will be bigger in times of political change. These are the findings of Dr. Catalina Munteanu, researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural...

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30 January 2017 | Press Release 03/2017

Efficient Water Supply for Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Challenges and Solutions

Outcomes of a panel discussion at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin

An agricultural policy expert panel under the title “Everything Flows? Water as Decisive Resource and Factor for Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” took place on 19 January 2017 at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) held...

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19 January 2017 | Press Release 02/2017

Sustainable Water use in Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Expert panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin

As water scarcity increases, one of the major global challenges today is finding a way to sustainably use this vital resource, particularly in agriculture. Seventy percent of the fresh water used worldwide is used for the production of agricultural...

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16 January 2017 | Press Release 01/2017

International competence center on large scale agriculture to be established at IAMO

IAMO project successful in Leibniz Competition 2017

The project "International Competence Center on Large Scale Agriculture (LaScalA)" was recommended by the Senate of the Leibniz Association to be one of 25 successful research projects to receive funding within the Leibniz Competition 2017. A total...

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20 December 2016 | Press Release 22/2016

Agriculture and Water – Key to Feeding the World

IAMO to hold two expert panels at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin

In 2017, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) will take place during the International Green Week under the title “Agriculture and Water - Key to Feeding the World”. IAMO will organize two agricultural policy expert panels and as such...

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24 November 2016 | Press Release 21/2016

Battle over milk prices: challenges and adjustment strategies

Results of the EuroTier forum

The German raw milk market has experienced a dramatic price decline of more than 40 percent over the last two years. The low milk prices in Germany are attributed above all to the expansion of production resulting from the liberalization of the milk...

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15 November 2016 | Press Release 19/2016

Milk, Market and Power: Who Influences the Milk Price?

IAMO will host forum event at this year’s EuroTier in Hanover

Since the turn of the millennium, EU reforms liberated the dairy market systematically. Price support instruments such as intervention pricing for milk powder and butter as well as export subsidies no longer exist. The dairy market is now subject to...

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11 November 2016 | Press Release 18/2016

IAMO recognized for commitment to equal opportunities

TOTAL E-QUALITY award ceremony in Nuremberg

IAMO was honored with the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for gender equality at an official ceremony on 9 November 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany. The institute received the award for the second time in a row in recognition of its successful and lasting...

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10 November 2016 | Press Release 17/2016

Challenges of Agricultural Trade Policies in Central Asia and the South Caucasus

Samarkand Conference brings regional and international research exchange to the region

On 2 to 4 November, in cooperation with the Samarkand Agricultural Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IAMO organized an international conference on ‘Regional and International Cooperation in Central Asia...

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