Leibniz Research Alliance „Food and Nutrition”


Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition

The Leibniz Research Alliance "Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition" - abbreviated as Leibniz Research Alliance "Food and Nutrition" - pools the competence of 15 Leibniz research institutes from several disciplines in the field of food production and nutrition. It serves as a joint platform for decentralised and independent research of the Alliance partners.

The Leibniz Research Alliance "Food and Nutrition" considers itself an interdisciplinary research structure facing two societal challenges: the sustainable production of food and the promotion of healthy nutrition. Employing a transfer-oriented and scientific approach the Research Alliance focuses on the correlations between these two issues. The Research Alliance Partners have renowned expertise in their respective specialities as well as competencies across all relevant scales. Developing systemic scientific basics which meet the requirements of this complex interdisciplinary challenge is the main objective of the Research Alliance. Guidance in terms of healthy nutrition is to be offered to the general public based on those principles. Further goals are the promotion of enhanced networking between the partner institutes of the Research Alliance, the development and support of mutual research activities and the conveyance of knowledge to public, politics and media.

First english brochure of the LRA

Fresh from the press this first english brochure of the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition' will facilitate the international cooperation and enhance the Research Alliances' visibility.

Legumes panel discussion

The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Research (ZALF) invited to the Leibniz Association's headquarters on the 28th of October 2016, to discuss the prowess of beans and their relatives.

HLPE Colloquium 2016

Scientists, politicians and civil society met at the University of Hohenheim to discuss the topic 'Food Security and Nutrition in the context of the 2030 Agenda: Science and Knowledge for Action'.


Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg (PPM) invited to the 2nd INSECTA conference to Magdeburg. Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) was co-organiser and LRA contributed to the events' success by presenting a poster.

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and BIOECONOMY

31st of August 2016
As of the 1st of September 2016, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim has a new name: "Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)". The acronym ATB is still valid.  

LRA speaker Prof. Dr. Brunsch cited

Prof. Dr. Reiner Brunsch (ATB) has been quoted talking about the Leibniz Research Alliance (page 8). The supplemental magazine "Lebensmittel" was published in July within the newspaper "DIE WELT" and takes on topics like quality, safety and relish of food.

Source: Reflex Verlag 2016; Publication: Lebensmittel, Supplemental Magazine in DIE WELT and DIE WELT KOMPAKT; Author: Claudia Harbinger; Title: Vertrauenssache

New Research Alliance brochure

Leibniz Research Alliance issues the latest version of its' German brochure.

BMEL shows LRA

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) promotes the successful expert panel discussion of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition" on the webpage of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), by using a picture of the event to illustrate its' panels. LRA hosted said expert panel discussion on the 16th of January 2016. ...more

ZMT becomes equal Research Alliance Partner

We are happy to announce that the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) is of now an equal partner in the Leibniz Research  Alliance "Food and Nutrition". Once an unanimous decision was reached, the Research Alliance takes on a new member for the first time since its foundation in 2012. ZMT will provide the perspective of sea and coasts and will contribute substantially to our current project "Protein Paradoxes" by its' expertise in aquacultures and marine protein sources. We wish all of us a good and fruitful cooperation and welcome ZMT in our ranks.


"Food's future - sustainabilty  and challenges" was topic of the pearls-Forum, which took place on the 16th of June 2016. The Research Alliance was present with an information booth. Host and initiator was German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE).

Long night of science - Berlin/Potsdam

On the 11th of June 2016 the Leibniz Research Alliance "Food and Nutrition" presented itself to the interested public.

Initiative Agriculture 4.0

On the 18th of May 2016 scientists of the "Initiative Agriculture 4.0" of LRA "Food and Nutrition" present the new statement paper about digitalisation of agriculture.