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FORLand – Agricultural Land Markets – Efficiency and Regulation

Research domain:
Natural resource use

Project duration:
01.08.2017 - 30.09.2021

The lease and purchase prices of agricultural land have risen steadily in recent years. The DFG research group “Agricultural Land Markets - Efficiency and Regulation” (FORLand) deals with the functioning and efficiency of agricultural land markets and land market regulation. The project objectives are to develop a better understanding of land purchase and lease prices, to assess the impact of market mechanisms and rising prices on society and the environment, as well as the impact of government intervention in the land market. Within the research group, IAMO staff members analyse spatio-temporal interdependencies between market outcomes and environmental impacts, the ethical question of land markets, and whether state regulation of land markets can meet the expectations placed on them.


  • Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany Website
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany Website
  • Georg August University Goettingen, Germany Website
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria Website
  • Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn, Germany Website