Scientific support of a feasibility studyTransparency system for the agricultural and food sector

Project period:
August – December 2022

PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH

Project partner:
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS)

According to the coalition agreement 2021-2025, the German Federal Government has set itself the goal of creating a "sustainable, future-proof agriculture", "in which farmers can operate in an economically viable manner and which does justice to the environment, animals and the climate". Against the background of this objective, PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH is preparing an interdisciplinary feasibility study on the requirements, design options and feasibility of a data-based transparency system for the agricultural and food sector regarding the sustainability performance and fair prices for producers on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

ConPolicy supports the PD in the preparation of this feasibility study regarding the political and legal framework conditions that have to be considered in the implementation of a data-based transparency system. Supporting expert organisations are also the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and the Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS).

ConPolicy's contribution to the project consists of the stocktaking and evaluation of political and legal framework conditions relevant to the system to be developed, participation in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the working group meetings within the framework of the project as well as workshops with inputs and the presentation of the results of the stocktaking. In addition, the Institute will contribute to a final report including a recommendation for integrating the findings into the system to be developed.

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Dr. Otmar Lell Project Manager

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