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Together with the journal "Sustainability", the Thünen Institute is working on a special issue on the subject of food waste. In terms of content, it is primarily concerned with national strategies for the prevention and monitoring of food waste.


Already for the 3rd time a workshop took place within the framework of the Thünen-coordinated MACS G20 Initiative Food loss and waste. To mark World Food Day on 16 October 2019, the Thünen Institute organised an event for Southeast and East Asia together with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture,…


The 59th Annual Conference of the German Society of Economic and Social Sciences in Agriculture (GEWISOLA) will be held from Wednesday, 25 September to Friday 27 September 2019 at the Thünen Institute in Braunschweig (Germany). The local organizers are the Thünen Institutes of Farm Economics, of…


In the course of the MACS-G20 Collaboration Initiative Food Losses and Wastes coordinated by Thünen Institute, an annual workshop is organised as one among various activities. This year, Thünen Institute arranged a workshop on Food loss and waste (FLW) in cooperation with local partners in Buenos…


In the course of its membership within the ‘Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists of G20 States’ the Thünen Institute took part in this year’s meeting in Argentina. The Institute presented its international cooperation related to food waste prevention and visited two Food Banks.


Companies and farmers require market information for their short- and long-term planning. Data on market balances and developments in agricultural markets serve as one important background information for investment decisions. Where this information is missing, market partners have to rely on…


In 2013 the farmers’ share of consumers’ expenditure on food in Germany increased in comparison to previous years. A quarter of these expenditures accrue to farmers with the remainder going to food processing and food marketing activities.


The free trade agreement between the EU and the USA (TTIP) is highly controversial. What are the consequences for European farmers, if tariffs will be reduced and production standards would be adapted?


Food from animals fed with GMO feed has not to be labelled yet. The governing parties in Germany intend to expand the labelling requirements to these products.


The reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy, new trade agreements, global trends: How may these factors influence the German agriculture? A newly released study of the Thünen Institute models various data and gives a projection of the expected trends within the next 20 years. The Thünen Baseline…


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