Due to the COVID 19 epidemic, the organization committee has decided to postpone the conference by one year to 13 - 14 September 2021. The venue is unchanged. Already registered applicants will be contacted and have their expenses reimbursed. We keep you updated on changes of the programme on this page.

The decision was not easy, but we believe it is the best for the safety and health of all participants. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We hope that you and your families remain healthy and are looking forward to welcome you next year in Cologne.

2nd Cologne Conference on Food for Future 2021


We would like to announce the

“2nd Cologne Conference on Food for Future”
to be held between 13 - 14 September 2021 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 the impact of development on everyday rural livelihood 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.

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

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
    Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Cologne
  • Stanislav Kopriva
    Speaker Competence Area Food Security, Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Cologne
  • Markus Stetter
    Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Cologne

Administrative Support

  • Elke Henn
    Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Cologne