To strengthen the fields of sustainable production, processing and marketing of food, FoodBerlin has a wide range of activities in the following areas:

Supporting research

Innovative research to improve our food systems emerges at the interfaces between disciplines. Consequently, FoodBerlin initiates and supports interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Cooperation is also the basis for applying for third-party funding from various research sponsors and facilitates access to international funding programs that are difficult to reach for individual groups. Usually, scientists and doctoral or graduate students work together in the projects.

Thematic fields in which collaborative projects exist are:

> Animal Health
> Intensive agricultural production systems
> Food Safety
> Sustainable and resilient food systems in politics and society
> Sustainable value chains for food security in Africa

Promoting young talent

The rapid development in the field of food systems requires experts who are familiar with the newest international trends and can shape innovative concepts of food production, processing and marketing. FoodBerlin imparts this expertise. In addition to university teaching, the members of FoodBerlin offer students and doctoral candidates numerous opportunities to deepen their knowledge in this field:

> Annual PhD day
> Summerschool
> Graduation theses, doctoral thesis topics

Consulting and qualification

The groups organized in FoodBerlin (see list of members) offer a broad pool of expertise covering the entire food value chain, from primary production, processing and marketing to agricultural economics and consumer behavior.

We advise on decisions, provide expert opinions and offer training events   >Offers for Externals


To raise public awareness for sustainable food systems, FoodBerlin organizes high-profile events and draws attention to the activities of other actors.

Food for the Future“: a series of lectures with internationally renowned speakers (in English)

> “Science in the Dinosaur Hall“: a series of lectures on topics of life sciences, organized by the Faculty of Life Sciences of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Museum of Natural History Berlin. Lectures in German

> Calendar of Events: Members inform about events