Today, Thursday, Environment Minister Axel Vogel and State Secretary Anja Boudon handed over a grant to the Institute for Food and Environmental Research for the Coordination Office for Research-Based Experimentation, which will thus be expanded to include coordination of the topics of climate and bioeconomy. The Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection is supporting the establishment and work of the coordination office with a grant of 447,200 euros.

With this project, the Institute for Food and Environmental Research e.V. in Bad Belzig, which was founded in 1991, becomes a link between science and practice. Here, questions of environmentally sound food production are dealt with as well as those of sustainable agriculture. Close cooperation with other national and international scientific institutions enables application-oriented research that directly benefits Brandenburg’s farms.

A new approach is to initiate projects in direct cooperation with farms in order to support application-oriented research worthy of the name in the short term. This creates the basis for exchange between agricultural science and practice.