Current Projects

  1. Food4Future

    The F4F project is based on a novel and radical approach: The mega trends – “Designed Food” and “Natural Food” – in their impact as “creative disrupters”, will not only dominate future diets, but also replace traditional agricultural production. This will be done against the background of two profound scenarios – “No Land” and “No Trade”. Challenged by these extreme settings, the overall objective of the F4F project is to develop innovative solutions in the food and agro-sector for the sustainable securing of adequate and healthy nutrition. Project partners: IGZ, ZMT, ATB, DIfE, HU, FU

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  2. Climasteppe

    Russian dry steppe is a belt region, where negative impacts of climate change are projected. The adoption of climate-smart agriculture may allow the reduction of these negative impacts, a cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and result in defragmentation of steppes. Recent plans about recultivation of steppes underscore the importance to evaluate the trade-offs between agricultural expansion and ecosystem services. Project partners: PIK, Iamo, Steppe Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Münster, Siberian Ecological Centre

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  3. Leibniz Science Campus Phosphorus Research Rostock

    The ScienceCampus brings together the expertise of its members and thus provides the basis for a comprehensive investigation of the essential element phosphorus, its diverse chemical compounds and its modes of action in agriculture and the environment as well as in technical and industrial processes. Project partners: FBN, IOW, INP, IPK, LIKAT, Universität Rostock

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  4. OptAKlim

    The goal of the project is to further develop cultivation strategies and procedures adapted to climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture considering the changing phytosanitary procedures, productivity of cultivation methods and crop-distribution. While developing the procedures special focus is put on the trade-offs made between the new practices, environmental goals and interactions on a landscape level. Project partners: ZALF, PIK, JKI, JLU

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    Project objective: Within the framework of the planned project work, the application of spectral optical contamination detection methods with a tailor made influence through the use of plasma technology will be coupled by way of example for different production routes in the food sector (fresh plant and animal products). Thus, in the sense of sustainable production, the process technologies can be optimally aligned for efficient energy and material cycles, ie the realization of tailor-made sanitization along the production chain "on demand". Project Partners: ATB, INP, FreshDetect GmbH, Walter Gerätebau GmbH

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  6. DAKIS - Digital Knowledge and Information systems for Agriculture.

    Tomorrow's agriculture is digital. The goal is the development of a worldwide unique new information and management system. A digital decision system supported by robotics, sensor technology and computer models for the practical application of economically efficient as well as ecologically sustainable cultivation. The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) is the coordinator of this project. Project Partners: ATB, IHP ,ZALF

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  7. VolCorn

    The objective of the VolCorn project is the identification of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), that are built by the plant microbiome protecting it from the effects of stress. Over the course of the next three years, a consortium of four extramural research institutes will be investigating how the protection of wheat, from illnesses and infestation, in situations of climate related stress, can be improved by the formation of VOCs. Project Partners: ZALF, IGZ, IPK, iDiv

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  8. NutriAct

    "NutriAct: Nutritional Intervention for Healthy Ageing: Food Patterns, Behavior and Products" The purpose of the cluster is to identify dietary patterns of Berlin’s and Potsdam’s population (aged between 50 and 70). Based on the findings NutriAct aims to develop strategies for a wider acceptance of healthy food.  Project partners 27 partners from science and economy, includingATB, DIfE, IGZ, ILU, University of Potsdam, Charité Berlin, TU Berlin.

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    The planned project „WHEATSCAN- reasons for wheat intolerances. The scientific objective of the Wheatscan Consortium is to elucidate the pathomechanism of wheat sensitivity, also known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Project partners Projektpartner IPK, LSB@TUM,  Johannes-Gutenberg University, Uni Erlangen-Nürnberg, Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich

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  10. I4S- Intelligence for Soil

    The aim of "I4S - Intelligence for Soil - Integrated System for Site-Specific Soil Fertility Management" is the development of an integrated system for site specific management of soil fertility, which provides recommendations for fertilisation and other management options to improve soil functions and to reduce environmental impacts. Project partners: ATB, ZALF, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Leibniz Ferdinand Braun Institute, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, TU Munich, University of Bonn.

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Leibniz Research Alliance "Food and Nutrition"