Food Systems of the Future – The National Dialogue on the UNFSS in Germany

Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)

Time: Friday, 20. January 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Room: M6-M7

Languages: English, German


Over 1,600 participants discussed topics from five main themes relating to how food systems can be made resilient and climate-friendly.
One result was a focus on a more plant-based diet and on making the external costs of the current production methods and food systems visible.
In the panel, the participants of the processes will present results, identify the challenges for transforming the food systems and describe the requirements to be met by the transformation process.
The international perspective will also be addressed, and aspects shared with processes in other countries and the respective conclusions discussed with Stefanos Fotiou, the head of the UNFSS hub.

Panel Guests

Dr. Hanns-Christoph Eiden holds a doctorate in law and has been President of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) since 2010. The BLE implements a wide range of control, networking and communication measures in the field of agriculture and nutrition. As a project management agency, the authority is also responsible for research projects, including EU-wide, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
In the last year and a half, the BLE conducted the National Dialogue on Food Systems on behalf of the BMEL. Dr Eiden held the role of dialogue leader. Before taking on his current role at the BLE, Dr Hanns-Christoph Eiden held a variety of positions at the BMEL and was most recently in charge of European and international affairs as well as the German spokesperson on the EU’s Special Committee on Agriculture.

The CV is currently available only in German.


Jana Gäbert is an agricultural scientist and managing director at Agrargenossenschaft Trebbin eG. With a degree in agriculture, she enjoys bringing science and practice together at an agricultural cooperative in Brandenburg and is convinced that modern agriculture and biodiversity promotion go together perfectly. Jana Gäbert is committed to sustainable intensification that combines the advantages of organic and conventional farming. On her farm, an agricultural cooperative, she manages 4100 ha – 1200 ha of which is grassland – on an often low-yielding sandy site.


Britta Renner has held the Chair of Psychological Diagnostics and Health Psychology at the University of Konstanz since 2007. She studied psychology in Berlin and Landau; doctorate at the FU Berlin (2000).
A long-standing focus of her research is the study of psychological determinants of health behavior with a focus on dietary behavior and the development of mobile interventions for behavior change. She also leads projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the EU (DEDIPAC; SMARTACT; EATMOTIVE). As part of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2117 “”Collective Behavior””, she has been leading the research project “”Collective Appetite”” since 2019. Another topic her research deals with is subjective risk assessment, risk communication and health behavior. Prof. Renner is Vice President of the DGE and Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Agricultural Policy, Nutrition and Consumer Health Protection at the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2117 “”Collective Behavior”” and on the Advisory Board of the BMBF nutrition cluster NutriAct.


Nadine Kreutzer has been working in broadcasting for over 20 years. As a moderator, she is on the radio, on stage and in front of the camera. She studied political science and moderated the four digital events for the National Dialogue on Food Systems with various stakeholders along the value chain.

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