Agricultural Research

Handvoll Erde

This Division deals mainly with the research topics “Sustainable Plant Production”, “Agricultural Ecology and Biodiversity”, “Harmful Organisms and Allergens in and on Plants and Plant-based Products”, “Animal Feeding and Feedstuffs” and “Foodborne Diseases and Zoonoses”, as well as “Bee Protection”.

Research focuses on causal studies, method development, generating data and basic principles, as well as on measures and recommendations for avoiding or minimising the contamination of food and feedstuffs, soil, water and air, for food security, for sustainable and environmentally friendly, integrated agriculture and for optimisation strategies for the increasingly scarce and expensive resources soil, water/irrigation and use of operating materials and equipment in sustainable production systems.  

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Handvoll Erde

This Division deals mainly with the research topics “Sustainable Plant Production”, “Agricultural Ecology and Biodiversity”, “Harmful Organisms and Allergens in and on Plants and Plant-based Products”, “Animal Feeding and Feedstuffs” and “Foodborne Diseases and Zoonoses”, as well as “Bee Protection”.

Research focuses on causal studies, method development, generating data and basic principles, as well as on measures and recommendations for avoiding or minimising the contamination of food and feedstuffs, soil, water and air, for food security, for sustainable and environmentally friendly, integrated agriculture and for optimisation strategies for the increasingly scarce and expensive resources soil, water/irrigation and use of operating materials and equipment in sustainable production systems.  

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Food security

Der Welternährungsgipfel definierte “Food Security” als gegeben: “wenn alle Menschen - jederzeit - ausreichenden Zugang zu sicheren, nahrhaften Lebensmitteln haben, um ein gesundes und aktives Leben führen zu können”.

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