Research & innovation
BMEL research is closely linked to the future-centric topics climate protection, renewable resources and feeding the global population. One of the main goals is to protect the natural environment through sustainable agricultural production. At the same time, perspectives are to be created for rural areas. Last but not least food safety and a healthy diet are other important research topics.
Around 400 million Euro are made available every year in order to achieve progress in BMEL research on these topics. Research needs for the next few years are specified in the BMEL Research Plan.
The departmental research units are the main source of scientific findings for the preparation of the political decisions of the BMEL. Furthermore, the BMEL promotes research projects from the Innovation Programme and in the areas of Renewable Resources and Organic Farming.
- Information System for Agriculture and Food Research
- Friedrich Loeffler Institute - Federal Research Institute for Animal Health
- Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
- Julius Kuehn Institute - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
- Max Rubner-Institute - Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food
- Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute - Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
- Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies
- Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
- Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering
- Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops
- German Research Centre for Food Chemistry
- FNR - Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (Agency for Renewable Resources)
- German Biomass Research Centre
- Federal Institute for Risk Assessment