ZEF theme: Land, water, food and energy

Land, water, food and energy

Research on land, water, food and energy is broadly based on new nexus thinking. Water and food security, the most basic human demands, are the central elements from which many other development demands derive. In our globalized world, these problems cannot be solved using purely national or regional approaches. We need to consider the sustainability of growth and the use of land and water for competing purposes. In parallel to the pivotal challenge facing human kind of reducing hunger and extreme poverty, the need to create and expand efficient systems of energy supply and use in emerging economies highlights the need for research on alternative forms of energy use, in particular the role of biomass.


Asian countries: strong roadmaps to bioeconomy
March 15, 2019.

 ZEF-Director Joachim von Braun attended the meeting of the International Advisory Council this week in Beijing, China, kicking-off activities for the next Global Bioeconomy Summit, which will take place in autumn 2020 in Berlin.

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ZEF in the press


PARI Project at the 30th ICAE 2018

Africa’s rural youth – An underutilized resource for the transformation of African agriculture