Leibniz Research Alliance „Food and Nutrition”


Sustainable food production and healthy nutrition

The Leibniz Research Alliance "Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition" - abbreviated as "Food and Nutrition" - pools the competence of thus far 14 Leibniz institutes and one associated partner from several disciplines in the field of food production and nutrition. It serves as a joint platform for decentralized 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.


"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.