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.
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.
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.