Skip to main content
[Translate to English:]
© Thünen-Institut/Dietmar Pietschok



July 1, 2024

Horticulture is diverse, both in terms of products and production systems. Facts and figures on the degree of self-sufficiency in local fruit and vegetables, on particularly favoured fruits or on the development of strawberry cultivation can be found in the updated horticulture fact sheets on fruit crops and fruit crops-strawberries.

Read more


Various rubbery fishing lures that look like fish lie on the palm of one hand.
Harmful substances in soft plastic lures: Risks for anglers and the environment

An interdisciplinary research team demonstrated in their new study that harmful phthalates and endocrine disruptors are released from common soft plastic baits

Read more
Members of the Advisory Council deliver the statement to the BMEL representative
Strengthening democracy in rural areas: SRLE recommendations

In a recent statement, the German Advisory Council of Rural Development (SRLE) at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture recommends a quick implementation of the recently adopted Federal Government's Democracy Strategy and gives further advice with respect to rural areas.

Read more
Shaping the forests of the future – IUFRO World Congress in Stockholm

The 26th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) starts on Sunday in Stockholm. For one week, forestry experts from more than 220 countries will come together to shape a sustainable future for forests and society.

Read more

The Thünen Institute.

Research and policy advice on rural areas, agriculture, forests and fisheries.

As a research institute in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), we work at the interface of science, politics and society.

More about the Thünen Institute


Employees, 573 of them scientists


Institutes conduct research in the fields of rural areas, agriculture, forestry and fisheries


Lectures in 2021


Publications in 2021


New publications

  1. 0

    Bergschmidt A, Geef L, Gröner C, Johns J, Over C, Prottengeier B, Treu H, Wieczorreck L, Krieter J, Krugmann K, Heil N, Koch M, Lühken S, Kauselmann K, Brinkmann J, Frieten D, Magierski V, March S, Lugert V, Reiser S, et al (2024) Monitoring animal welfare in agriculture and fish farming at a national level. In: UFAW International Animal Welfare Conference 2024 : scientific programme, 10 - 11 July 2024, Porto, Portugal. p 19

  2. 1

    (2024) UFAW International Animal Welfare Conference 2024 : scientific programme, 10 - 11 July 2024, Porto, Portugal.

  3. 2

    Matthews P S, Baumann M, Levers C, Kuemmerle T, le Polain de Waroux Y (2024) Troubled waters at the frontier: Mapping forest-dependent people’s access to surface water in the Dry Chaco. Appl Geogr 169:103342, DOI:10.1016/j.apgeog.2024.103342

  4. 3

    Knoke T, Elsasser P, Kindu M (2024) Considering the land-cover elasticity of ecosystem service value coefficients improves assessments of large land-use changes. Ecosyst Services 68:101645, DOI:10.1016/j.ecoser.2024.101645

  5. 4

    Köthke M, Lippe M, Elsasser P (2024) Ein Vergleich von EUTR und EUDR : im Hinblick auf Unternehmen und Kontrollbehörden sind einige Auswirkungen zu erwarten. Holz Zentralbl 150(20):338-339

Scroll to top