Funding topic 2: Sustainable nutrition and sustainable food handling

The basis of sustainable nutrition is resource-conserving and animal-friendly methods of production, processing and provision of food, as well as increased consumer awareness of the environmental and climate protection effectiveness of food choices. Crop production and animal husbandry are still often associated with negative impacts, especially on soil, biodiversity, water and air quality.

The funding aims to reduce environmental impacts at the various stages of the food value chain (e.g. processing, trade), including primary agricultural production. Another urgent problem is avoidable food losses, which occur on a significant scale along the food value chain and especially during consumption. In reducing these losses, all parties involved in the process, but especially consumers, have a great responsibility. Better knowledge of sustainable food production, manufacturing, marketing, storage and preparation is needed. The competencies of all those involved in the process must be strengthened in terms of sustainable nutrition and behavioral alternatives must be created Product- and process-related information on sustainability that is made accessible to consumers in an understandable form can make an important contribution to this.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:

Project examples from this funding topic:

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Dr. Cornelia Soetbeer
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturg├╝terschutz, Internationale F├Ârderung: Abteilungsleitung
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Dr. Alexander Bittner
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturg├╝terschutz, Internationale F├Ârderung: Formale Bildung und Zivilgesellschaft
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Verena Exner
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturg├╝terschutz, Internationale F├Ârderung: Berufsbildung und Konsum
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Dr. Thomas Pyhel
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturg├╝terschutz, Internationale F├Ârderung: Informelle Bildung und Medien
+49 541 9633-432
Melanie Vogelpohl
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturg├╝terschutz, Internationale F├Ârderung: MINT-Bildung und Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung
+49 541 9633-410
Dr. Susanne Wiese-Willmaring
DBU: Umweltforschung: Lebensmittel
+49 541 9633-360
Dr. Nino Weber
DBU: Umweltforschung: Landnutzung und Digitalisierung
+49 541 9633-340