Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 26/Jun/2019
8:00am Registration
9:00am
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9:15am
Conference opening
Location: Lecture hall

Thomas Herzfeld (IAMO, Germany)

9:15am
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11:00am
P1: Plenary Session 1: Small family farms: Taking stock
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Thomas Herzfeld

 

The Economic Lives of Small Family Farmers

George Rapsomanikis

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Italy



East European informal food production and distribution: socially resilient, economically diverse and quietly sustainable

Petr Jehlička

The Open University, United Kingdom

11:00am
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11:30am
Coffee break
Location: Foyer
11:30am
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1:00pm
A1: Small farm diversification
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Tom Dufhues
 

Looking beyond the Farm and Household: Determinants of On-farm Diversification in India

Varun Kumar Das

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India



Crop diversification among Thai smallholder rice farmers: Determinants, benefits and limitations

Isriya Nitithanprapas Bunyasiri, Prapinwadee Sirisupluxana

Department of Agriculutral and Resource Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Thailand



Determinants of farm and nonfarm employment: Evidence from rural Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Golib Sanaev1, Nodir Djanibekov1, Martin Petrick2, Shavkat Hasanov3, Abdusame Tadjiev1

1: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany; 2: Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany; 3: Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Uzbekistan

B1: Farm structures and typologies
Location: Conference room I
Chair: Axel Wolz
 

Family farms ‘typology as a tool for developing a sustainable agricultural policy in Moldova

Dragos Cimpoies

State Agrarian University of Moldova, Republic of Moldova



Factors influencing farm structures in times of demographic change-The case of Albania

Edvin Zhllima, Orjon Xhoxhi, Drini Imami

Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Agriculture and Economy, Albania,



Small farms typology for targeted policy support

Diana Caporale1, Danilo Bertoni1, Daniele Cavicchioli1, Roberto Pretolani1, Pauline Lécole2, Sophie Thoyer2

1: Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; 2: Montpellier Supagro, CEE-Mresearch unit



Area-Based Development Approach: Improving the Economic Prosperity of Rural Smallholders in the Western Balkans’ Cross-Border Regions

Dori Pavloska Gjorgjieska1, Boban Ilic1, Benjamin Mohr2, Irena Djimrevska2, Katerina Kolemisevska1

1: Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in SEE (SWG), Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of; 2: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

C1: Smallholder strategies
Location: Conference room II
Chair: Zarema Akhmadiyeva
 

Farmers’ Sensitivity to Crop Loss: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Farm Survey in India

Md Riyazuddin Khan1, Mohammad Imdadul Haque2

1: University of Delhi, New Delhi, India; 2: Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Crop Production as a Coping Strategy following an Economic Shock – Evidence from Kyrgyzstan

Hanna Freudenreich1, Tilman Brück1,2

1: Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany; 2: ISDC



The economic importance of livestock keeping for farming households in Azerbaijan and Georgia

Naiba Allahverdiyeva1,2, Niyaz Mammadov2, Regina Neudert3

1: University of Kassel, Germany; 2: Azerbaijan State Agrarian University, Azerbaijan; 3: University of Greifswald, Germany

1:00pm
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2:30pm
Lunch break
Location: Foyer
2:30pm
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4:30pm
A2: Organized Session
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Zhanli Sun
 

农业,去哪儿呢? Current challenges and way forward for Chinese agriculture after 40 years of rural reforms

Zhanli Jerry Sun1, Lena Kuhn1, Minjuan Zhao2, Elena Meyer-Clement3, Yu Sheng4, Nico Heering5, Lan Fang6, Xinli Ke7, Rong Kong2, Shuyi Feng8

1: IAMO, Germany; 2: Northwest Agriculture and Foresty University, China; 3: Free University of Berlin, Germany; 4: Peking University, China; 5: Wageningen University, Germany; 6: Shaanxi Normal University, China; 7: Huazhong Agricultural University, China; 8: Nanjing Agricultural University, China

B2: Cooperatives
Location: Conference room I
Chair: Rustam Rakhmetov
 

Re-emergence of agricultural service cooperatives in Russia

Renata Yanbykh1, Valeriy Saraikin2, Zvi Lerman3

1: Institute for Agrarian Research of Higher School of Economics; 2: Nikonov Russian Institute of Agrarian Issues (VIAPI); 3: Department of Environmental Economics and Management, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel



What explains collective action in the context of a transition economy - Economic versus Social determinants

Engjëll Skreli, Klodjan Rama, Drini Imami, Orjon Xhoxhi

Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania



The Development of the Agricultural Cooperatives in Kyrgyzstan

Nazik Beishenaly

Honorary President of the Cooperatives Union of Kyrgyzstan, Independent Researcher



Analysis of the economic performance of small farmers in post-Soviet Eastern countries: case of Georgia and Moldova

Samuel Ahado1, Jiri Hejkrlik2, Tomas Ratinger3

1: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic; 2: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic; 3: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

C2: Organized Session
Location: Conference room II
Chair: Kanat Tilekeyev
 

Development of small-scale farms in Kyrgyzstan: policy challenges and productivity driving factors

Kanat Tilekeyev, Baimat Niiazaliev, Dilbara Kirbasheva

UCA, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic)

4:30pm
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5:00pm
Coffee break
Location: Foyer
5:00pm
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6:30pm
Special Session: 30 years transition of European agriculture - 25 years IAMO
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Thomas Herzfeld

Welcome address:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld (Director, IAMO)

Thomas Wünsch (State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation Saxony-Anhalt)

Michael Stübgen (Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner (President, Leibniz Association)

Simultaneous interpretation (German-English) available

 

Development in the post-socialist small open economies: economic history and modern agricultural credit

Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

St. John's University, United States of America

6:30pm End of Conference Day 1
6:45pm Reception: 25 Years IAMO
Location: IAMO
Date: Thursday, 27/Jun/2019
8:00am Registration
9:00am
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11:00am
P2: Plenary Session 2: Policy environment of small farmers in large Eurasian countries
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: J Möllers
 

The future of smallholders in Russia

Stephen K Wegren

Southern Methodist University, United States of America



Small farms and policy development in China

Heather Xiaoquan Zhang

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

11:00am
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11:30am
Coffee break
Location: Foyer
11:30am
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1:00pm
A3: Organized Session
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: William Meyers
 

The role and development of agricultural cooperatives in promoting smallholders in transition economies

William H. Meyers2, Axel Wolz1, Jolanta Drozdz3, Jia Lei4, Shemei Zhang5

1: IAMO, Germany; 2: Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri; 3: Vilnius university, Lithuania; 4: Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Economics, China; 5: Sichuan Agricultural University, China

B3: Cooperation
Location: Conference room I
Chair: Jana Katharina Demoustier
 

Common herding in the South Caucasus – What motivates smallholders and how do they sustain cooperation?

Regina Neudert1, Naiba Allahverdiyeva2,3, Volker Beckmann1

1: Greifswald University, Germany; 2: Azerbaijan State Agrarian University; 3: University of Kassel



Understanding (informal) cooperation among smallholder farms – the case of Kosovo

Theresa Baeuml, Judith Moellers

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany



Intermediaries’ power and trading relationship performance – can intermediaries’ bargaining power improve farmers' business?

Orjon Xhoxhi1, Drini Imami1, Jon Hanf2, Ekrem Gjoka3

1: Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania; 2: Hochschule Geisenheim University; 3: University of Pristina



Agricultural Transition and Technical Efficiency: An Empirical Analysis of Wheat-Cultivating Farms in Samarkand Region, Uzbekistan

Sherzod Babakholov

Samarkand Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Uzbekistan

C3: Farm size and growth
Location: Conference room II
Chair: Eduard Bukin
 

Productivity in Dairy Farming – Does size matter?

Eva Scheichel, Klaus Salhofer

Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria



Can large-scale farmland transfer improve agricultural productivity? Evidence from rural Jiangsu, P.R. China

Lan Zhang, Shuyi Feng

Nanjing Agricultural University, China, People's Republic of



The growth of dairy farms: A Hungarian-Slovenian comparison

Imre Ferto1, Zoltan Bakucs2, Stefan Bojnec3

1: Institute of Economics, CERS-HAS, Hungary; 2: Institute of Economics, CERS-HAS, Hungary; 3: University of Koper



Characteristics and Spillover Effects of Medium-Scale Farms: Evidence from Tanzania

Ayala Wineman2, Thomas S. Jayne3, Emma Isinika Modamba1, Holger A. Kray1

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington, United States of America; 3: Michigan State University, United States of America

1:00pm
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2:30pm
Lunch break
Location: Foyer
2:30pm
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4:30pm
A4: Organized Session
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Thomas Herzfeld
 

The political economy of agricultural policies

Vasyl Kvartiuk1, Tinoush Jamali1, Henry Thomson2, Ekaterina Gataulina3, Aleksandr Petrikov3

1: IAMO, Germany; 2: Arizona State University, USA; 3: VIAPI, Russian Federation

B4: Technologies for small farms
Location: Conference room I
Chair: Frans Hermans
 

Do remittances facilitate utilization of pressurized irrigation systems? The evidence from the Republic of Moldova

Tereza Pilařová, Miroslava Bavorová

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague - Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech Republic



Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties (STRV) adaptation practices in smallholder agriculture: emerging evidence from Chinese rice farming

Liqun TANG1, Ihtiyor Bobojonov2, Lena Kuhn2, Thomas Glauben2

1: China Jiliang University, China, People's Republic of; 2: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies



New digital farm technologies. Exploring bottom-up innovations in data & technology for smaller farms

Oane Visser

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Netherlands, The



Revisiting the story of mechanization of cotton harvesting in Central Asia: The case of Uzbek farmers

Nodir Djanibekov, Golib Sanaev

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany

C4: Markets and trade
Location: Conference room II
Chair: Linde Götz
 

What Drives Black Sea Grain Price Volatility?

Maximilian Heigermoser, Linde Götz, Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, Germany



The impact of the Russian agricultural import ban on domestic fresh apple market in Ukraine

Oleksandr Donchenko, Linde Götz, Ivan Đurić

IAMO, Ukraine



Does Currency Devaluation Increase Meat Import? An Empirical Evidence from Ukrainian Pork Industry

Pavlo Martyshev1, Volodymyr Vakhitov1, Sören Prehn2

1: Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine; 2: IAMO, Germany



How do world oil prices and exchange rate influence price developments on the Russian wheat market?

Stanislav Yugay, Linde Götz, Miranda Svanidze

IAMO, Germany

4:30pm
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5:00pm
Coffee break
Location: Foyer
5:00pm
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6:30pm
A5: Organized Session
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Henriette HAnf
 

Strategies to stimulate inclusive growth of small farms: Evidence from South East Europe

Henriette Hanf1, Boban Ilic2, Benjamin Mohr3, Drini Imami4, Slavisa Jovanovic1, Irena Djimrevska3, Johanna Grawunder1

1: GIZ - Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Germany; 2: Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in SEE (SWG), Macedonia; 3: GIZ - Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Macedonia; 4: Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

B5: Agricultural policies and farm resilience
Location: Conference room I
Chair: Christa Gotter
 

Effect of subsidies on farms’ exit decision

Roman Neyter

IAMO/Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine



Drivers of farm income in the EU regions. Does farm size really matter?

Łukasz Kryszak, Marta Guth, Bazyli Czyżewski

Poznan University of Economics and Businesss, Poland



The Role of Domestic and Supranational Bargaining Resources in Negotiations over Agricultural Transfers within the European Union

Jana Katharina Demoustier, Thomas Herzfeld

IAMO, Germany



The effects of the agricultural policy on the small farms resilience in Romania

Dan-Marius Voicilas, Lucian Luca

Romanian Academy-Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romania

C5: Land markets
Location: Conference room II
Chair: Igor Ostapchuk
 

Revealing farmers' behavioral intentions to recultivate agricultural land in Russia. A case study of Buryat Republic

Alexander Prishchepov1,2, Elena Ponkina3, Miroslava Bavorová4, Olga Yekimovskaja5

1: University of Copenhagen, Denmark; 2: Institute of Steppe of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation; 3: Altai State University, Russian Federation; 4: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic; 5: Baikal Institute of Natural Management, Russian Federation



Implications of Land Market Imperfections on Policy Design

Dan Tavrov, Oleg Nivievskyi

Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine



Improving fertilizer use efficiency of large-scale farming in China: Do plot size and tenancy duration matter?

Fang Li1,2, Shuyi Feng2, Hualiang Lu3,4, Futian Qu2, Marijke D’Haese1

1: Ghent University, Belgium; 2: Nanjing Agricultural University, China; 3: Changzhou University, China; 4: Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China



Comparing meat market institutions across transition economies: A new regulatory/business environment index

Rustam Rakhmetov, Thomas Prof. Dr. Herzfeld

IAMO, Germany

6:30pm End of Conference Day 2
7:30pm Conference Dinner
Location: Krug zum Grünen Kranze
Date: Friday, 28/Jun/2019
8:00am Registration
9:00am
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10:00am
A6: Organized Session
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Anna Hajdu
 

Dichotomy between small-scale and large-scale farms

Anna Hajdu1, William H. Meyers2, Oane Visser3, Brian Kuns4, Dilini Abeygunawardane5, Pascal Grouiez6

1: Iamo Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, Germany; 2: University of Missouri; 3: (ISS) International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam; 4: Stockholm University; 5: Earth and Life Institute; 6: Ladyss

B6: Extension services
Location: Conference room I
Chair: Golib Sanaev
 

Agricultural extension for women smallholder’s in Central Asia: Improving food security, nutrition, and income

Peter George Malvicini

Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan



Farmers` preferences towards extension services. Insights from a Discrete Choice Experiment in Kosovo

Egzon Bajrami, Thomas Herzfeld, Judith Moellers, Thomas Dufhues

Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (IAMO)

C6: Food security
Location: Conference room II
Chair: Antje Jantsch
 

Socioeconomic implications of sharing homegrown food: Insights from the Republic of Moldova

Simone Piras

The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom



Self-perception of food security among smallholder farmers in Poland

Agnieszka Poczta-Wajda, Agnieszka Sapa

Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland



Yerevan Brandy Company – Role model for smallholders’ integration in the grape sector

Linda Bitsch1, Silva Atoyan2, Jon H. Hanf1

1: Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany; 2: ICARE, Armenia

10:00am
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10:15am
Coffee break
Location: Foyer
10:15am
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11:45am
P3: Plenary Session 3: Addressing the needs of smallholders in transition economies
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Nodir Djanibekov
 

The future of smallholder farms in Central Asia: The World Bank's perspectives

Sergiy Zorya

World Bank, Uzbekistan



IFAD impact assessment agenda: a bridge between research and policy

Sara Savastano

IFAD, Italy



Regional policy dialogue and multi-stakeholder approach on socio-economic development of rural areas in the Western Balkans

Boban Ilic

Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in SEE (SWG), Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

11:45am
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12:00pm
Coffee break
Location: Foyer
12:00pm
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1:30pm
D1: Panel Discussion: The future of semi-subsistence farms and public policies towards inclusive agricultural development
Location: Lecture hall
Chair: Sophia Moissey Davidova

Panelists:

Lino M. Dias (Bayer AG, Germany)

Aleksandr Petrikov (VIAPI, Russian Federation)

Sara Savastano (IFAD, Italy)

Sergiy Zorya (World Bank, Uzbekistan)

Simultaneous interpretation (Russian-English) available

1:30pm
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1:45pm
Closing of Conference
Location: Lecture hall
1:45pm Lunch
Location: Foyer

 
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