German Agricultural Society (DLG)

The DLG is a leading organisation in the German agricultural and food sectors. The DLG’s mandate is to promote technical and scientific progress.

Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants

The Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, is both a federal research institute and a higher federal authority. The Institute does research in the fields of plant genetics, cultivation of crops, plant nutrition, soil science, plant protection and plant health. Its broad competence enables the JKI to develop holistic concepts for crop cultivation as a whole, ranging from crop production to plant care. Climate change is also one of its research topics. JKI is the editor of the online database on climate change and plant protection (KLIMAPS).

KATALYSE Institute for Applied Environmental Research

KATALYSE, the Cologne Institute for Applied Environmental Research, was one of the first independent environmental institutes in Germany. Since 1978, the team of scientists, drawn from a broad range of disciplines, has been working to protect the environment and human health and to promote sustainable development in North and South. KATALYSE promotes the use of low-energy and low-resource, environmentally sound and health compatible building materials and types of construction.

Institute for Technology and Ressources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT)

The ITT is an applied research and teaching institute at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (TH Köln) with a problem oriented and stakeholder centered research strategy. Its research follows a holistic approach, which jointly considers biophysical, environmental, economic and social issues. In its research structure, the ITT integrates different disciplines and methods in adequate platforms for the analysis and development of natural resources management solutions.