Prof. Dr. Folkhard Isermeyer

Prof. Dr. Folkhard  Isermeyer
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 1002
+49 531 596 1099

Curriculum vitae

  • 2009 President of the Thünen Institute
  • since 1996 Honorary Professor at the University of Göttingen 
  • 1990 – 2009 Director of the Institute of Farm Economics of the Federal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL) (since 2008: Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute) in Braunschweig
  • 1987 – 1990 Scientist at the University of Göttingen
  • 1987 Doctorate in agricultural sciences
  • 1978 - 1982 Studies in agricultural sciences at the University of Göttingen

Membership of boards and committees

  • Chairman of the advisory board of the initiative animal welfare (Initiative Tierwohl, since 2015)
  • Member of the brains trust animal welfare at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Kompetenzkreis Tierwohl, since 2014)
  • Member of the Bio Economy Council (Bioökonomierat, since 2009)
  • Member of the founding board of the German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA, since 2009)
  • Initiator and coordinator of the European Dairy Farmers (EDF), of the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) (1997 – 2005) and the global network agri benchmark (since 2006)
  • Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (2003 – 2011)
  • President of the Umbrella Association for Agricultural Sciences („Dachverband Agrarforschung“, DAF) (2001 – 2009)
  • Chairman of the scientific advisory board and member of the founding board of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe  (IAMO) (1996 – 2003)
  • Chairman of the advisory board of the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) (1997 – 2000)

Documents (in German) for the lecture "Standortlehre" (University Göttingen)

Standortlehre Weltagrarwirtschaft (PDF)

Standortlehre agri benchmark (PDF)

Standortlehre - Skriptum zur Vorlesung (PDF)

Karten zur Standortlehre (PDF)

Wohin wandert die Milch? (PDF)

Nutztierstrategie (PDF)

Wiederholungsfragen (PDF)