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BIOKUM at the ÖGA conference 2021

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Astrid Artner-Nehls and René Méité presented results of their work at this year’s ÖGA conference. The agro-sociologist and the agronomist linked parts of their PhD projects to the contribution “Thematizing N mitigation strategies in scientific and technical press”. On September 16-17, 2021, the 31st annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Agricultural Economics was held… Read More »BIOKUM at the ÖGA conference 2021

Presentation at the Rural Studies Workshop at the Thünen-Institute in Braunschweig

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On 09.09.2021 and 10.09.2021 a PhD workshop took place at the Thünen-institute in Braunschweig under the topic “Everyday life and tensions in rural areas”. In this context, Jonathan Friedrich presented the results of his dissertation project in a lecture entitled “What does research of imaginations contribute to the analyses of… Read More »Presentation at the Rural Studies Workshop at the Thünen-Institute in Braunschweig

German Sustainability Science Summit – Dr. Jana Zscheischler invited to comment on the position paper

On 8 and 9 July 2021, the German Sustainability Summit 2021 took place as an interactive virtual event. As part of the Summit, the German Committee for Sustainability Research presented its new position paper, which is to be developed into a joint research agenda for the coming years. Dr. Jana… Read More »German Sustainability Science Summit – Dr. Jana Zscheischler invited to comment on the position paper

BIOKUM at GEWISOLA 2021

At this year’s annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus e.V. (https://www.gewisola.de/), which will take place online from 22-24 September 2021 at the Humbold University of Berlin, at the Department of Agricultural Economics, BIOKUM will also be present with two poster presentations. In the context of… Read More »BIOKUM at GEWISOLA 2021

Publication: Bioeconomy and Social-Ecological Transformation

Newly published study analyses bioeconomic innovations in terms of their contribution to a socio-ecological transformation The current environmental crises underline the urgent need for a global socio-ecological transformation of the agricultural and food system. In this context, the bioeconomy and bioeconomic innovations are often seen as an instrument for more… Read More »Publication: Bioeconomy and Social-Ecological Transformation

What do working conditions in the meat industry have to do with a sustainability transformation?

For us, too, it’s not always just about manure. Taking into account complex interrelationships in the agri-food system, we also look at other aspects that are relevant in a sustainability transformation. In a scientific article, published in the first issue of GAIA in 2021, Jonathan Friedrich, Jana Zscheischler and Heiko… Read More »What do working conditions in the meat industry have to do with a sustainability transformation?

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Interviews underway for the sub-project “Insects in the bioeconomy”

In the scope of the BioKum sub-project „Insects in the Bioeconomy“, Ingrid Bunker has started carrying out interviews. The aim of the interviews is to explore the soceital acceptibility of cultivating insects on manure and the use of insects as protein-rich feed and to capture the attitudes, opinions, and concerns… Read More »Interviews underway for the sub-project “Insects in the bioeconomy”

Presentation at Workshop: “It‘s the (bio)economy, stupid!” in Jena

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From 07.10.2020 to 08.10.2020, Jonathan Friedrich and Jana Zscheischler participated in the workshop “It’s the (bio)economy, stupid!” organized by the BMBF junior research group flumen. with a paper and presentation. The workshop focused on multiple perspectives on bio-economic transformation processes and their societal contexts and implications. In the workshop, which… Read More »Presentation at Workshop: “It‘s the (bio)economy, stupid!” in Jena

Jana Zscheischler awarded with “Transformative Science” research prize

Dr. Jana Zscheischler has received the research award for “Transformative Science” of the Wuppertal Institute. The co-leader of BioKum convinced the jury with her theoretically sound research as well as methodical and practical implementation. Her work on the potential in sustainable land management is particularly emphasized. The “Transformative Science” research… Read More »Jana Zscheischler awarded with “Transformative Science” research prize