For some years now, knowledge transfer has been an additional key performance dimension in the science system. Transfer refers to the systematic and targeted transfer of new knowledge generated in - predominantly publicly funded - research to society and also includes new technologies (BMBF, 2024). Science communication is also no longer limited to the mere transfer of scientific knowledge to society, but creates a two-way transfer that can have a direct impact on the conception and design of research.

The agrosphere plays a central role in the terrestrial system, controls water, energy and element cycles and has important regulatory functions in relation to our climate. It provides essential services such as the provision of food, feed, fiber, energy and clean water. These services must be provided against the backdrop of climate change, finite natural resources (water and soil) and a limited carrying capacity of the Earth's ecosystem. The transfer of knowledge from agrosphere research is therefore of high societal relevance.

Transfer activities

Last Modified: 01.07.2024