Focus topics

Climate change, digitalization in agriculture, agroforestry & biodiversity and vertical farming have been the focus topics at the Hans Eisenmann Forum for Agricultural Sciences since 2021.

Further information on the topic pages:

Our members

29 chairs at TUM with an agricultural science orientation are members of the Hans Eisenmann Forum. Crop and livestock sciences play a role, as do agroecology, agricultural engineering and agricultural economics. Their publications can be found on the following pages.

News from Research

Better alignment with the market is one of the goals pursued by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in recent decades. One of the measures used to achieve this was to decouple direct payments from production. Agricultural economists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now found that this form of direct payments makes farms more productive. Despite higher productivity, the…

Minimizing the use of antibiotics without compromising animal welfare: Julia Steinhoff-Wagner, Professor of Animal Nutrition and Metabolism at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is working on a new research project to ascertain how this can be achieved in the field of poultry farming. In this interview, she explains how antibiotic use relates to animal health and nutrition.

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have found that in the early season, insects such as wasps, beetles and flies play a crucial role in pollinating plants in urban environments. Moreover, for biodiversity that is so important, the food supply is more crucial than, for example, land sealing. This gives gardeners a key role in biodiversity and pollination in urban areas.

Interview with TUM Professor Roosen about consulting for the EU: A working group consisting of scientists from all over Europe has outlined for the European Comission how European food consumption can become healthier and more sustainable. Jutta Roosen, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), contributed to this report. The results are expected to…

A new technology will facilitate quick, easy and precise fertilizing in the field in the future. Thanks to the combination of biosensor test strips and satellite-based remote sensing data, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is developing a method for determining the nutritional condition of cereals and the perfect amount of fertilizer. Automatic provision of digital analytical data to the…

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