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30 November 2015 | Press Release 16/2015

Urbanisation and migration from rural areas challenging agriculture in Eastern Europe

Agricultural Policy Symposium at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture on 14 January 2016

IAMO and the German Agribusiness Alliance of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA) will hold an agricultural policy symposium at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) within the framework of the International Green Week...

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22 November 2015 | Press Release 15/2015

Wearing eyeglasses improves the educational performance of near-sighted children in rural China

IAMO Policy Brief 23 expounds on strategies to improve vision care

More than 20 per cent of children who live in rural Chinese areas and children who migrated with their parents from the countryside to the city suffer from near-sightedness.  Although wearing glasses easily corrects this visual defect in most cases,...

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30 September 2015 | Press Release 12/2015

Mass exodus from Kosovo: How a struggling state loses its citizens

IAMO Policy Brief 24 analyzes key migration drivers and provides recommendations for policy makers

In the beginning of September, the European Commission has proposed a common European list of safe countries of origin. Previously Germany already classified Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina as safe. The Commission now proposes to add Kosovo...

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28 September 2015 | Press Release 11/2015

COMPETE demands a branch compliant and coordinated promotion of the international competitiveness of European food supply chains


After three years of research, the results from the COMPETE project were presented on 22 September 2015 in the General Agency of the Land of Saxony-Anhalt in Brussels, Belgium. The policy recommendations for the improvement of the competitiveness of...

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21 August 2015 | Press Release 10/2015

Expected and unexpected effects of the Russian food import ban

According to speakers at a IAMO symposium, the Russian import ban and the rouble devaluation led to plummeting food imports and rising domestic prices in Russia in 2015.

As the Russian government struggles to revitalise the agrarian economy in view of economic downturn and budgetary constraints, quick import substitution of livestock products appears unlikely. Contrary to expectations of positive effects for member...

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13 August 2015 | Press Release 09/2015

Large agribusiness management strategies

Conference "Large Farm Management 2015" from 16th to 18th September 2015 in Kiev

More than 500 guests from business, science and politics are anticipated to attend the sixth international conference "Large Farm Management 2015" in Kiev, Ukraine. The event will take place from 16th to 18th September 2015. In the CIS countries...

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09 July 2015 | Press Release 08/2015

The Challenges of Climate-Aware Agricultural Production

The scientists participating in the 2015 IAMO Forum presented the newest insights into climate change adaptation. The scientists also discussed strategies to avoid greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change significantly affects the transformation economies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Central Asia and China. In temperate zones, climate change may alter the growth phases of field crops and extend northward. By...

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17 June 2015 | Press Release 07/2015

Analysis of long-term agricultural land-cover change reveals limited potential for cropland expansion in the former Virgin Lands Area of Kazakhstan


Global agricultural production will need to supply substantially more feed, food, and bioenergy in the coming decades, but most fertile lands are already under cultivation and yields are stagnating. At the same time, cropland abandonment has become a...

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09 June 2015 | Press Release 06/2015

Connections between Climate Change and Agricultural Production

The IAMO Forum 2015 presents current research findings on the prevention of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation strategies for climate change in transition countries

The agriculture industry accounts for one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, primarily due to fertiliser use, livestock farming and changes in land use. At the same time, farming is the sector most heavily impacted by climate change and must...

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18 May 2015 | Press Release 05/2015

IAMO launches new website

New website of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) went live

The new website of IAMO makes information about the research institute easier to access. As well as refreshed design and navigation, the site has been enhanced with new content. The new website offers a clear overview about the institute and its...

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