UHOH - Universitaet of Hohenheim

University of Hohenheim is one of Germany’s top-tier universities and unique in its interdisciplinary research profile focused on global challenges in Bioeconomy, Food Security, Ecosystem Research and Health Sciences. About 10.000 students attend a total of 41 study programs in the fields of “General and Applied Natural Sciences“, “Agricultural Sciences” and “Economic and Social Sciences“.

Ever since, food security has been a key research topic at the University of Hohenheim – especially in its faculty of agricultural science. Hohenheim’s areas of research expertise provide an excellent basis for food systems research. Its three faculties complement each other to confront the challenge of producing a joined-up picture of food systems, identifying and integrating the links between a number of activities from “farm to fork” – including producing, harvesting, storing, processing, distributing and consuming food – and their environmental, social, institutional and political contexts.

The University of Hohenheim has well established partnerships with other important scientific institutions with regard to food systems research. It is for example a member of networks such as ELLS (Euroleague for Life Sciences) and AGRINATURA. Due to its long standing tradition in tropical agricultural sciences, Hohenheim has also a broad network of partners in developing countries.

UHOH/Faculty of Agricultural Science will be involved in the action


UHOH/Faculty of Agricultural Science will be involved in WP 1, co-leading the Task 1.2 on “strategic stakeholder engagement”.


  • Carolin Callenius and Alicia Kolmans are the Managing Directors of the Hohenheim Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystems (GFE). The GFE facilitates inter- and transdisciplinary research partnerships encompassing the needs and knowledge of farmers, consumers, and policymakers.
  • Carolin Callenius works at the GFE since 2015. She has extensive experiences from 25 years working with civil society organisations in the field of development policy (Senior Policy Advisor on the Right to Food, Coordinator of a Campaign on World Food Security and as Gender Advisor). She received her M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Hohenheim, with the focus on rural socio-economics and agriculture in the tropics and subtropics.
  • Alicia Kolmans works at the GFE since 2015. Before, she worked for many years as Policy and Advocacy Officer on World Food Issues at MISEREOR, the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation, where she dealt with matters concerning international agricultural trade, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the EU, sustainable agriculture, food systems and international food governance. She has extensive experience in multi-stakeholder and policy-dialogue processes. She graduated in economic geography, political science and international technical and economic cooperation from the RWTH Aachen University.