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Leibniz Strategy Forum on Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

The ATB participates in the Leibniz Strategy Forum "Sustainable Agri-Food Systems".

Leibniz Strategy Forums

Research and topics areas that concern several Leibniz Institutes are frequently based on existing interdisciplinary profiles of the Leibniz institutions and are identified by the Leibniz Association Sections and Executive Board. This process receives additional support from Leibniz Strategy Forums, which consider and report on shared concerns and developments. The Executive Board (or a project group responsible for the topic) nominates, on the recommendation of the President, scientific leaders, depending on the topic in question.

Leibniz Strategy Forum "Sustainable Agri-Food Systems"

The role of the Leibniz Strategy Forum on Sustainable Agri-Food Systems is to ascertain the Leibniz Association’s interdisciplinary expertise for overcoming conflicts of objectives in agricultural and aquatic production systems. As we now know, agriculture and fisheries are drivers of soil and water eutrophication, biodiversity loss and climate change. Conversely, far-reaching structural change and climate change pose major challenges for farming, fisheries, and aquaculture. What strategies exist to minimise these conflicting objectives? How can production systems that were previously considered separately be connected? How can global interactions be taken into account? There is a lack of holistic, forward-looking models and transferable solutions. New technologies and digital transformation could close this gap and enable sustainable biomass production.

The members of the two-year strategy forum are working together, and with stakeholders, to develop a methodological framework and research approach for sustainable biomass production systems.

More Information:

Flyer Agricultrual, Food and Nutrition Research (PDF)

Members of the Startegy Forum on Sustainable Agri-Food Systems (PDF)

Leibniz Innovation Farm