Agriculture and food

Projects related to agriculture and genetically modified crops, as well as issues related to the future of food

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Im dichten Buchenwald TAB/stegmann
Near-natural forest conversion

In the face of climate change, Germany's forest ecosystems are under massive pressure. How can near-natural forest conversion be successful - from a forestry, technical and economic point of view?

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Luftaufnahme von Ackerland und unterschiedlich bepflanzter Felder
Measuring the agricultural system

Or: Which assessement approaches help paving the way to an economically viable, socially and environmentally compatible agricultural and environmental policy?

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Blick auf Ackerland mit holgrammartigen Icons (Sonne, Temperatur, Wassertropfen, Lupe, Suche, Wecker)
Digitisation of agriculture

Digitalisation raises hopes for more efficient and sustainable agricultural production. What would be the implications of a comprehensively networked agriculture?

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News on the topic
Screenshot der Microsite Foresight-Report 2024 - Ergebnisse der Analysen aus dem Resilienzradar. Future-proofing critical infrastructure – first Foresight Report published

The 2024 Foresight Report identifies trends and systemic risks for the critical infrastructure systems of energy, agriculture and food, and transport and mobility. The findings are available from today on our new microsite.

More11.06.2024 | Publikation
Cover TAB-Fokus no 43: Bacteriophages in medicine, agriculture and food industry – application perspectives, innovation and regulatory issues.Bacteriophages offer opportunities in the fight against multi-resistant pathogens

Bacteriophages are viruses that can specifically attack and destroy certain bacteria. A new TAB report provides a comprehensive overview of the applications and innovation potential of bacteriophages in medicine, agriculture and food management, and identifies options for their wider use. The corresponding Policy brief is now available in English.

More05.09.2023 | Publication
TAB report 197 Pflanzenzüchtung - plant breedingPlant breeding as a central element of a sustainable and future-oriented agriculture

New TAB report provides an overview of tasks and challenges of a diverse plant breeding that promotes diversity.

Mehr23.01.2023 | Publication

Projects on the topic

Publications on the topic


2021
Digitisation of agriculture: societal preconditions, frameworks and effects. TAB-Fokus
Kehl, C.; Meyer, R.; Steiger, S.
2021, September. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Digitisation of agriculture: technological developments and perspectives. TAB-Fokus
Kehl, C.; Meyer, R.; Steiger, S.
2021, September. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Paving the way to a sustainability assessment of farming systems. TAB-Fokus
Meyer, R.; Priefer, C.; Sauter, A.
2021, May. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2019
Climate neutral truck traffic due to algae-based fuels? TAB-Fokus
Schröter-Schlaack, C.; Revermann, C.; Grünwald, R.
2019, June. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2010
Opportunities and challenges facing new energy crops. Summary
Meyer, R.; Rösch, C.; Sauter, A.
2010. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137880Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2007
Opportunities and challenges facing new energy crops. Summary
Meyer, R.; Grunwald, A.; Rösch, C.; Sauter, A.
2007. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137978Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2005
Precision Agriculture. Summary
Rösch, C.; Dusseldorp, M.; Meyer, R.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137991Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Green genetic engineering. Summary
Sauter, A.; Hüsing, B.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137993Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Reduction of land use rate. Summary
Jörissen, J.; Coenen, R.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137539Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
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