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QUALITY.3 Economic development and Food Security

Research Domain FUNCT
FUNCT Functional Plant Biology
Research Domain MICRO
MICRO Plant-Microbe Systems
Research Domain MICRO
BIOINF Genomics and bioinformatics in horticulture
Research Domain QUALITY
QUALITY Plant Quality and Food Security
Publications of PA QUALITY, 2016-2019
QUALITY.1 Plant quality for human consumption
QUALITY.1.JR OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways
QUALITY.2 Food chemistry and human nutrition
QUALITY.3 Economic development and Food Security
Research Domain HORTSYS
HORTSYS Next-Generation Horticultural Systems
Description
Staff
Partners
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Head of RG QUALITY.3: Prof Dr Tilman Brück

Food insecurity and malnutrition are most prevalent in countries with low levels of economic development and high levels of institutional fragility. Extreme weather events caused by climate change will further aggravate this challenge, both in developing and developed countries.

 

Cooperation Partners

NAME
Location
Country
Leibniz-Institute of Agraricultural engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)
Potsdam-Bornim
Germany
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Hamburg
Germany
Humboldt University, Professor Bokelmann
Berlin
Germany
Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
Bremen
Germany
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural landscape research (ZALF)
Müncheberg
Germany
Thaer-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Berlin
Germany
Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (SLE)
Berlin
Germany
Welthungerhilfe
Bonn
Germany
University of Development Alternative
Bangladesh
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh
Lal Teer Seed Ltd.
Bangladesh
Grameen Bikash Foundation
Dhaka
Bangladesh
Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation Experiment & Training (CAMET)
Subarnachar
Bangladesh
Royal University of Agriculture
Cambodia
Agricultural Development Denmark Asia
Cambodia
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome
Italy
University of Central Asia (UCA)
Bishkek
Kirgisistan
Ministry of Health
Nepal
Agricultural and Forestry University
Nepal
Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal
Nepal
Horticulture Research Division, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Government of Nepal
Nepal
Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB)
Nepal
University of Santo Tomas
Philippines
World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)
Tainan
Taiwan
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington D.C.
USA

In QUALITY.3, we hence study the role of sustainable plant-based crop systems for food and nutritional security, both in conditions of poverty and institutional fragility and in more advanced economies, where rapid changes in human nutrition will also have to occur. Specifically, we pursue three related research themes. First, we analyze how plant-based food value chains can adapt to produce more diverse, healthier diets, especially in times of climate change. Second, we investigate if and how interventions such as school and home gardens can strengthen economic development, gender equality, food and nutritional security in low income settings. Third, we study how consumers adapt their behavior and preferences in general and their diets specifically in rapidly changing food systems. Methodologically, we will invest in primary panel data collection such as the “Life in Kyrgyzstan Study”, combining social science and natural science methods and data to advance our understanding of the horticultural value chain and its relation to food and nutritional security. For our work on home and school gardens, we will work with experts especially in Asia, for example in the Drivers of Food Choice project and in the Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) international expert network. We will also conduct experimental investigations in consumer behavior, exploring collaborations with other social and natural scientists as IGZ and beyond, for example in the “Food4Future” project.

Current Project

2019 - 2024

Econlab

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