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22 December 2017 | Press Release 10/2017

Involuntary return migration to Kosovo: Tackling challenges for successful reintegration

IAMO Policy Brief 33 discusses opportunities and risks for successful reintegration

Kosovo currently faces the challenge of reintegrating thousands of migrants returning from Western Europe. In addition to low educational levels and qualifications of the returnees, their reintegration is hindered above all by the generally poor job...

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23 November 2017 | Press Release 09/2017

Potential and visions in Ukrainian agriculture

Discussion event at the Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover

On 14 November 2017 the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) hosted a discussion event at the Agritechnica in Hanover, in co-operation with the German Agribusiness Alliance of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA),...

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27 August 2017 | Press Release 08/2017

The EU-Georgia Trade Agreement: The Impact on Agricultural Trade and Welfare

IAMO Policy Brief 32 names adaptation strategies for the new trading conditions

September 2014 saw the signing of the so-called Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between the European Union (EU) and Georgia. Two years later the agreement entered into effect, enabling both partners to trade within the scope of...

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18 July 2017 | Press Release 07/2017

World-wide cooperation needed to redesign global food systems for a sustainable future

International scientists met with representatives from politics and business at the IAMO Forum 2017 in Halle (Saale), Germany, from 21 to 23 June 2017 to discuss food security and trade in the context of globalization and geopolitical tensions.

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) performs basic and applied research in the agricultural and food sector as well as rural areas of the formerly centrally planned economies of Europe and Asia against the...

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31 May 2017 | Press Release 06/2017

Food Economy between Globalization and Geopolitics

The international conference on "Eurasian Food Economy between Globalization and Geopolitics" will be held from 21 to 23 June in Halle (Saale), Germany

International researchers will meet with representatives from politics and business in Halle (Saale), Germany, from 21 to 23 June for the IAMO Forum 2017. The focus of this year’s Forum will be on "Eurasian Food Economy between Globalization and...

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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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18 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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