Leibniz Research Alliance „Food and Nutrition”

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Long Night of Sciences 2019 Berlin and Potsdam

As in previous years the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' and its member institutes will offer exciting insights into research and projects - adressing the following questions:

  • How can I cultivate my own superfood?
  • What are the newest findings about wheat intolerance?
  • Why could it be beneficial to become a mosquito hunter?
  • What is a drone doing above an orchard?

Try our hands-on experiments or support our research by completing a questionnaire about the role of digitalization on nutrition!

Visit our and the stands of our members between 5 and 12 pm in the atrium of the House of the Leibniz Society in Berlin (Chausseestraße 111).

We look forward to seeing you there!


26.06. - 28.06.2019 | Halle (Saale)

This year the topic will be "Small farms in transition: How to stimulate inclusive growth?".

The IAMO Forum 2019 focuses on the interlinkages between small farm development as well as agricultural and public policies. The drivers and consequences will be debated from a social sciences perspective, including economics, political sciences, sociology, anthropology and history. The submissions of papers addressing the following issues with a regional focus on Europe, Central Asia and China are welcomed:

  • Role of small farms for agricultural growth, food security and resilience
  • Public policies promoting competitiveness of small farms and enabling livelihood strategies of rural households
  • Political economy of agricultural and pro-poor public policies
  • Commercialization and smallholder participation in value chains
  • Role of corruption and informality for small farms
  • Interaction between corporate agribusiness and small farms
  • New forms of cooperation in rural areas
  • Allocation of land and tenure security
  • Access to production inputs and financeRole of women in small farm development and income diversification

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Long Night of Sciences in Halle

05. Juli 2019 | Halle (Saale)

Once again the Long Night of Sciences is taking place in Halle (Saale). The IAMO is inviting you to participate in an exciting programme with topics from the agricultural and nutritional sector. Besides multiple presentations and an information booth, old and young guests can expect a goose parade, drone flights and some tasty insect snacks to try on the IAMO grounds.

The Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food & Nutrition' will also be represented with a presentation.

"Meat-Fish-Flies- What will we eat tommorrow?"

When we eat, we ingest valuable proteins everyday. How this nutrient is associated with production, ecology and health will be explained by Vera Tekken from the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food & Nutrition'.

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PIK-Experts in the Exhibition ARTEFAKTE

Special Exhibition | Museum of Natural History Berlin

The special exhibition shows the marks humans are leaving in nature and asks: How do we want to treat our planet in the future? The exhibition showcases pictures of the American photgrapher J Henry Fair and as a part of the special exhibition, scientists are regularly present and avaliable for conversation. This includes scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).




Interview with our speaker Dr. Reiner Brunsch

Leibniz-Journal 4/2014 - topic: agriculture


Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition'

Dr. Vera Tekken (Coordinator)

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100
14469 Potsdam-Bornim

+49 (0)331 - 5699 854
E-Mail: vtekken@atb-potsdam.de