Agricultural Systems of the Future

Innovative Approaches for a Sustainable Agricultural Production

food4future is one of eight joint research projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the funding line "Agricultural Systems of the Future" (Agrarsysteme der Zukunft in German), which develop the agricultural systems of tomorrow using innovative and novel approaches.

Existing agricultural systems are facing profound changes. Ensuring food security increasingly gets more challenging for current production systems in view of (adverse) effects of climate change, increasing scarcity of cultivation areas and a steadily increasing world population.

To pave the way ahead in agriculture, the eight inter- and transdisciplinary consortia explore and test innovative approaches for the Agricultural Systems of the Future. Aside from food4future, these are:

  • CUBES Circle | Future Food Production
  • DAKIS | Digital Agricultural Knowledge and Information
  • ONFIELD/Fahrerkabine 4.0 | Development of the driver's cabin of the future for agricultural vehicles
  • GreenGrass | Innovative grassland management
  • NOcsPS | Agriculture 4.0 without chemical synthetic plant protective agents
  • RUN | Rural Urban Nutrient Partnership
  • SUSKULT | Bringing Agriculture into the City



Central Coordination Office Agricultural Systems of the Future

Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ)
Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1
14979 Großbeeren

Dr Philip Albers
+49 (0) 33701 78-162

Prof. Dr Monika Schreiner
+49 (0) 33701 78-304

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Eberswalder Straße 84
15374 Müncheberg​

Ulf Weddige, M.Sc.
+49 (0) 33432 82-4452

apl. Prof. Dr Thomas Weith
+49 (0) 33432 82-124