Thünen Institute

Company profile

The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (TI) is one of four German federal research institutes under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). The TI was created on January 1, 2008 from the German Federal Research Centre for Fisheries, the German Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products and part of the German Federal Agricultural Research Centre.

The TI, employing around 900 researchers, drafts scientific basics as decision-making helps for the policy of the German federal government and thus serves, with its application oriented and practice related research, the development of the society of tomorrow. In 14 specialized institutes TI pursues interdisciplinary research in the following areas: economics (micro and macroeconomics of agriculture, forestry, lumber, food and fish production), technology, material use of renewable natural resources, climate, biodiversity, organic farming.