Leibniz Research Alliance „Food and Nutrition”



Day of Nutrition Science

19. June 2019 | Cluster Nutrition Science Brandenburg

For the 9th time the German Capital Region will be meeting for the Day of Nutrition Science, organized by the  Cluster Nutrition Science Brandneburg. Join the dialogues "Healthy Growth - But How?" between practitioners, experts and the actors of the cluster. For the developement of project-oriented solutions there will be four expert pannels: 1. Robotics and Automation - Solutions for the Middle Class in Brandenburg. 2. (Specialized) Staff - The Achilles Heel of Growth? 3. Convenience - Neu Business Models for Changing Consumer Behaviour. 4. Sustainability Yes - But Who Will Pay?

As a highlight the Ministry of Economics Brandenburg will be awarding the winners of the Nutrition Science Innovation prise.

(The language of the event is German)

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Start of Research Project DAKIS

11.April 2019| ZALF The future of agriculture is digital. Beginning the BMBF research project "Agrosystems of the Future: DAKIS- Digital Knowledge and Informationsystem for Agriculture".  The goal is the development of a worldwide unique new information and management system. A digital decision system supported by robotics, sensor technology and computer models for the practical application of economically efficient as well as ecologically sustainable cultivation. The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) is the coordinator of this project. Project Partners: ATB, IHP ,ZALF


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Press Release: Digitalization in Agriculture: Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food & Nutrition' in German Parliament

11.02.2019 | Berlin. The topic of 'Digitalization in Agriculture', together with 'Protein Research' and 'Digitalization and Nutrition' are the cross-sectioning topics of the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food & Nutrition'.

In addition to questions about the various potentials of digitalization, e.g. for the improvement and implimentation of transparency and sustainability along the entirity of the food value-chain, an important part of the discussion must be guaranteeing transparent and responsible handling of data. This includes the allocation of responsibilities to politics, the scientific and economic community and to civil society.

These topics were a part of the public meeting of the Committee of the Bundestag for food and agriculture 'Chances and Risks of Digitalization', at which the research alliance was represented by Prof. Dr. Brunsch (Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, ATB; Speaker of the research alliance) and Prof. Dr. Bellingrath-Kimura (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, ZALF).

The press release (german).

Welcome to our Leibniz Research Alliance - Leibniz-Institute for High Performance Microelectronics!

11.12.2018 | Leibniz-Alliance "Food & Nutrition".  We are glad to welcome the Leibniz-Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (Frankfurt, Oder) in our Research Alliance.The IHP is member of the Leibniz Association and performs research and development in the fields of silicon-based systems, highest-frequency integrated circuits, and technologies for wireless and broadband communication. The focus of research at the institute is oriented towards issues relevant for business, resulting in applications for telecommunications, semiconductor and automotive industries, aerospace, telemedicine, and automation technologies.

to the website of the IHP

New publication: Insects for Food and Feed

26.11.2018 | ATB. The growing world population is causing a high demand of protein sources for human nutrition and feed. One alternative protein source is the black soldier fly larvae, which suitability as fish meal replacement is discussed in this scientific paper.

to the abstract

Project CITYFOOD - New Solutions for Urban Farming Systems

09.11.2018 IGB. Feeding rapidly growing urban populations requires innovative solutions that ensure efficient water, energy, and nutrients management. CITYFOOD investigates quasi-closed loop integrated aqua-agriculture (IAAC) systems to address this global challenge.

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New publication: Working Paper of the German Committee Future Earth und DFG

Delzeit et al. (2018). "How the sustainable intensification of agriculture can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals"

The development of future-complaint and sustainable intensification strategies is one of the biggest challenges in inter- and transdisziplinary research. more information

Spacefood for Cows

20.06.2018  PIK. Scientists from the PIK published results of their research about alternatives in feed production. Therefore is it possible to replace the land- and ressource-intensive feed production with an industrial production of protein-rich microbes. More information as text and video

BMBF Approved Second Nutri-Act-Funding Period with 6.4 Mio. Euro

01.06.2018 | DIFE. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research will subsidize the regional (Berlin/Brandenburg) competence cluster:  Nutritional Intervention for Healthy Aging: Food Patterns, Behavior, and Products (established in 2015) for another three years. more information

TrenntMagazin - Topic Nutrition

Here the TrenntMagazin No. 15 is served! The world population will grow to 10 Billion people until 2050. How will we fed everyone? Curious? more information.

Long Night of Science (Berlin/Brandenburg) 2018

At the Long Night of Science on Saturday,  9th of June 2018 we showed exciting scientfic topics and results to an interested public audience.more information 

Protein paradox: More or Less Protein – What Is Better for Your Health?

15.02.2018 | Ernährungsumschau. The 'protein paradox' under discussion at a scientific conference at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE). more information 

Expert Panel Discussion at the GFFA

On Thursday 18th of January 2018, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm our scientists together with further experts discussed crucial challenges and opportunities as well as innovative options and imperative needs for a future-proof and sustainable feed production at the 10. Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) held at the CityCube Berlin. Our topic: 'Feed for Life!  Alternatives in the Feeding Sector'.

Small Stakeholder Meeting (SSM)

LRA FN's very first Small Stakeholder Meeting (SSM) took place on the 7th of September 2017 parallel to the international insect-venue INSECTA. The platform, provided by LRA FN's joint project 'Protein Paradoxes', presented scientists, politicians and representatives of the industrial sector with the opportunity for exchange and networking.

Kick-Off: Protein Project

In December 2016 the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' began the project Protein Paradoxes: Protein supply under the conditions of climate change – production, consumption and human health. The undertaking is funded by the Leibniz Association and investigates possible protein supply strategies for future generations facing climate change, as well as a rapidly growing world population.


Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition'

Dr. Vera Tekken (Scientific Coordinator)

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100
14469 Potsdam

Ph: +49 331 - 5699 854
E-Mail: vtekken@atb-potsdam.de