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Prof. Dr. Folkhard Isermeyer

Thünen Institute

Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 1002
+49 531 596 1099

Curriculum vitae

  • since 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 brain trusts animal welfare at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Kompetenzkreis Tierwohl, 2014-2016, Kompetenznetzwerk Nutztierhaltung, since 2019)
  • Member of the Bio Economy Council (Bioökonomierat, 2009-2019)
  • Member of the founding board of the German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA, 2009-2011), since then permanent guest of the board
  • Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (2003-2011)
  • Member of the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) (since 2015)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • GeWiSoLa Award (1988)
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