Leibniz Research Alliance „Food and Nutrition”




26.06. - 28.06.2019 | Halle (Saale)

This year the topic will be "Small farms in transition: How to stimulate inclusive growth?".

The IAMO Forum 2019 focuses on the interlinkages between small farm development as well as agricultural and public policies. The drivers and consequences will be debated from a social sciences perspective, including economics, political sciences, sociology, anthropology and history. The submissions of papers addressing the following issues with a regional focus on Europe, Central Asia and China are welcomed:

  • Role of small farms for agricultural growth, food security and resilience
  • Public policies promoting competitiveness of small farms and enabling livelihood strategies of rural households
  • Political economy of agricultural and pro-poor public policies
  • Commercialization and smallholder participation in value chains
  • Role of corruption and informality for small farms
  • Interaction between corporate agribusiness and small farms
  • New forms of cooperation in rural areas
  • Allocation of land and tenure security
  • Access to production inputs and financeRole of women in small farm development and income diversification

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07.05.2019 | Berlin

What does the future of our global food system look like?

How can we persevere our planet and feed nine billion people by 2050? What is the future of our global food system and what role does the consumer play? What does the future of agriculture look like? How can technology help to fuel change in the food market? By 2050 nine billion people will need to be nourished, in a preferably even, healthy and sustainable manner. The latter seems to be a mission impossible. The only conceivable solution to the food paradox of the 21st century is a radical change to the way we eat, produce food and govern global food systems - and these are the issues the World Food Convention 2019 aims to tackle.

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Interview with our speaker Dr. Reiner Brunsch

Leibniz-Journal 4/2014 - topic: agriculture


Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition'

Dr. Vera Tekken (Coordinator)

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100
14469 Potsdam-Bornim

'     +49 331 - 5699 854
E* vtekken@atb-potsdam.de