The Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition' - abbreviated as Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' - pools the competence of 13 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.
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The ALDI Nord Stiftungs GmbH holds a strong social commitment to partners and projects which promote community and environment. For its commitment in the field of sustainable food production and healthy nutrition, the ALDI Nord Stiftungs GmbH supports the Leibniz Research Alliance Food and Nutrition, in particular the project ‘Protein Paradoxes: Protein supply under the conditions of climate change – production, consumption and human health’ with a generous financial grant. These funds will contribute to the continued research and development of the project, which aims to develop a strategy for the protein supply of the future.
With pleasure we inform you that the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) has now stepped into the world of Social Media. We set up an officially verified Facebook and Twitter account. Keep yourself informed as well on the social channels and find news, event announcements and other knowledgeable information about the ATB.
We are proud to announce the master thesis of Siiri Mäkelä, which was curated by Dr. Florian Schierhorn from the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in the LRA FN's joint project 'Protein Paradoxes': Effectiveness of policy instruments to reduce the environmental impact of livestock production in the EU.
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.
On the 6th of July 2017 we invited you to get to know LRA 'Food and Nutrition's' new project 'Protein paradoxes' during the Days of dialogue 'Food economics' on Berlin's Washingtonplatz.
The 'Smartest Night of the Year' drew an international and local audience to the atrium of the Leibniz Association in Berlin to discover the project 'Protein Paradoxes' of the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition'.
The LRA 'Food and Nutrition' is partner to the first tagesspiegel World Food Convention (WFCon), which took place on the 22nd of June 2017 in Berlin.
The joint project 'protein paradoxes' of LRA 'Food and Nutrion' was presented to a broad audience during the Potsdam Day of Science (PTdW) on the 13th of May 2017.
On the 19th of January 2017, the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' took part in the panel discussion From toilet to table: how wastewater can contribute to food security and was represented by Prof. Dr. Werner Kloas (IGB/LFV). The panel was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In cooperation with the Institute for Water, Environment and Health of the United Nations University (UNU-INWEH) and the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO (UNESCO-IHP), LRA 'Food and Nutrition' tackled the grand challenges concerning water, wastewater and the role of agriculture in this multidimensional puzzle.
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.