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The state of global food security

January 24, 2023

The main goal is clear defined: to end world hunger and undernourishment in all its forms by 2030. The challenges to reach this goal grow with the COVID-19 pandemic, consequences from climatic change as well as due to violence conflicts.

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Foto des Nordeingangs des Berliner Messegeländes im Gegenlicht mit wehenden Grüne-Woche-Fahnen.
The Thünen Institute at the Green Week

After a break due to Corona, the International Green Week is taking place again this year in Berlin as a trade fair for the general public. The Thünen Institute will participate with various activities.

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Podcast: What kind of trees do we need in future?

Climate change is taking its toll on forests. There is no question: the forests must be made fit for the challenges of the coming years. But what will the forest of the future look like? Will there still be beech, oak, pine and spruce? Or will exotic species take over?

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Christian Hundt bei seinem Vortrag in der Harvard Business School in Boston.
Christian Hundt gives keynote speech at Harvard Business school

In his keynote address at Harvard Business School in Boston, Christian Hundt, director of the Thünen Institute of Rural Economics, presented research findings on the economic development of rural areas in Germany.

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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.

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Employees, 573 of them scientists


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


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Closing date 28. January 2023

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Institut für Marktanalyse, Braunschweig
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Institut für Ökologischen Landbau, Trenthorst
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Institut für Waldwirtschaft, Hamburg-Bergedorf

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    Mehl P, Kordel S, Meschter D, Schneider H, Spenger D, Weidinger T (2023) Alltagsmobilität und Erreichbarkeit: Schlüsselfaktoren für Teilhabechancen und Bleibeorientierungen der Geflüchteten in ländlichen Regionen. In: Mehl P, Fick J, Glorius B, Kordel S, Schammann H (eds) Geflüchtete in ländlichen Regionen Deutschlands. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp 161-190, DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-36689-6_7

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    Zubizarreta M, Arana-Landin G, Wolff S, Egiluz Z (2023) Assessing the economic impacts of forest certification in Spain: a longitudinal study. Ecol Econ 204, Part A:107630, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107630

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    Kordel S, Gasch S, Glorius B, Mehl P, Osigus T, Schammann H, Schneider H, Spenger D, Weidinger T, Younso C (2023) Bleibeorientierung Geflüchteter, die Rolle der Aufnahmegesellschaft und Haltestrategien der Lokalpolitik [online]. In: Mehl P, Fick J, Glorius B, Kordel S, Schammann H (eds) Geflüchtete in ländlichen Regionen Deutschlands. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp 127-159, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 15.11.2022], DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-36689-6_6

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    Haeler E, Bolte A, Buchacher R, Hänninen H, Jandl R, Juutinen A, Kuhlmey K, Kurttila M, Lidestav G, Mäkipää R, Rosenkranz L, Triplat M, Vilhar U, Westin K, Schueler S (2023) Forest subsidy distribution in five European countries. Forest Pol Econ 146(Jan. 2023):102882, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102882

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    Westin K, Bolte A, Haeler E, Haltia E, Jandl R, Juutinen A, Kuhlmey K, Lidestav G, Mäkipää R, Rosenkranz L, Triplat M, Skudnik M, Vilhar U, Schüler S (2023) Forest values and application of different management activities among small-scale forest owners in five EU countries. Forest Pol Econ 146(Jan. 2023):102881, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102881

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