The Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition' (LRA FN) is devoted to solving questions in the context of food production and healthy nutrition, with a strong emphasis on transdisciplinarity and sustainability. We are combining the expertise of 14 Leibniz Institutes with the highest level of scientific competence in agricultural, food and nutrition research.
  1. IGZ and ZALF head the Coordinating Office of the BMBF program “Agricultural Systems of the Future”
    02/04/2020 · ZALF

    Another success for Brandenburg’s non-university research institutes: The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) in Grossbeeren and the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Muencheberg were selected as the central coordinating bodies for “Agricultural Systems of the Future”. This underlines the nationwide competence of both institutions in the field of agricultural and nutrition research. Prof. Monika Schreiner and Dr. Philip Albers are responsible for the office at the IGZ and Senior Researcher Thomas Weith and Ulf Weddige are responsible at ZALF.

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  2. "Protein Paradoxes"- Workshop
    01/16/2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsverbund "Lebensmittel und Ernährung"

    The workshop "The Blue Sector at the Crossroad - Moving Aquaculture Into More Sustainable Waters" took place from 15th to 16th January. The workshop was jointly organized by the IGB and ZMT.

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  3. In Search of Balance
    01/11/2020 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

    In order to better harmonize agriculture and biodiversity, a new project is developing concepts for the protection of species in European agricultural landscapes.

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  4. FAO launches 2020 as the UN’s International Year of Plant Health
    12/17/2019 · FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations)

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020.

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  5. Global food production at risk of simultaneous heat waves across breadbasket regions
    12/10/2019 · PIK

    Certain patterns in the jet stream encircling the Earth can bring simultaneous heatwaves to breadbasket regions responsible for up to a quarter of global food production. Particularly susceptible are Western North America, Western Europe, Western Russia and Ukraine. Extreme weather events of such extent can significantly harm food production and thus make prices soar. In recent years, major food price spikes were associated with social unrest.

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  6. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development ICSD
    10/17/2019 · Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Food and Nutrition’

    Dr. Vera Tekken: 'Crosscutting research for a sustainable food system transformation – a solution-oriented approach'

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  7. New definition of cattle farming
    09/30/2019 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)

    Cattle farming is caught between global food security, animal welfare and environmental consequences. A new major (BovReg) project of the FBN will provide information that is urgently needed in practice and basic research.

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  8. The global potential of local agriculture in reducing the "food-print"
    08/29/2019 · Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

    From avocados to apples: Producing food closer to cities could help reduce climate emissions

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