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2nd Cologne Conference on Food for Future 2020

14 - 15 September 2020


We would like to announce the

2nd Cologne Conference on Food for Future” to be held between 14 - 15 September 2020 in Cologne, Germany.

The general objective of the conference is to bring together scientists with different expertise to discuss cross-disciplinary aspects of the future of food production, development of new products & processes, land use change in urban and peri-urban agriculture and climate change adaptation to ensure global food and nutrition security. 
This year’s conference focuses on:

  • Functional Food
  • Plant-Environment Interactions
  • Urbanization and Development
  • Food and Rural Livelihoods

We aim to provide an opportunity for a lively exchange among all stakeholders in the Food Security field.

More information on the program and registration process will follow soon on this webpage.

The conference is jointly organised by the University of Cologne  Competence Area “Food Security” and the Institute of Geography.


Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Amelie Bernzen, University Vechta, Germany
  • Dr. Christine Bonnin, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Prof. Aedin Cassidy, Queens University, Belfast, UK
  • Christine Diepenbrock, PhD, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Dr. Alexander Follmann, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Dr. Ellen Mangnus, University Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Prof. George Owuor, Egerton University, Kenya
  • Prof. Emile Temgoua, University of Dschang, Cameroon
  • Prof. Mark Tester, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Mark Vicol, University Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Prof. Fang-Jie Zhao, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China

Organising Committee

  • Amelie Bernzen
    Institute for Spatial Analysis and Planning in Areas of Intensive Agriculture, University of Vechta
  • Alexander Follmann
    Institute of Geography, University of Cologne
  • Dorit Grunewald
    Coordinator Competence Area Food Security, University of Cologne
  • Timothy Jobe
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne
  • Stanislav Kopriva
    Speaker Competence Area Food Security, Botanical Institute, University of Cologne
  • Markus Stetter
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne


Administrative Support

  • Elke Henn
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne