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10.07.2020 German Cabinet names Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch as one of the scientific members of the Commission for the Future of Agriculture

The German Cabinet instated the Commission for the Future of Agriculture, on July 8, 2020, and tasked it with developing recommendations for a productive and resource-conserving agriculture. The goal is to combine animal welfare,...[more]

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11.05.2020 Publication in European Journal of Horticultural Science - Taking the helm at the family operation under the watchful eye of the predecessor: Succession in European horticulture and agriculture

Stefan Mair and Meike Rombach investigated the intra family succession process in agricultural and horticultural enterprises from a successor perspective. The study shows educational and relational similarities in different...[more]

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04.05.2020 Publication in Journal on Food System Dynamics - Food-Scanners as a Radical Innovation in German Fresh Produce Supply Chains

In the current study, Simon Goisser, Heike Mempel and Vera Bitsch explore the preferences and concerns of chain actors regarding the implementation of this technology through semi-structured interviews. Originally advertised as...[more]

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27.04.2020 Teaching Case in organizational behavior published in International Food and Agribusiness Management Review

Meike Rombach and Vera Bitsch have developed a management teaching case together with two graduate students. The case follows two consultant as they support a large German vegetable grower in identifying and addressing some...[more]

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03.03.2020 Publication in Sustainability on Sustainability Challenges and Innovations in the Value Chain of Flowering Potted Plants for the German Market

Nirit Havardi-Burger, Heike Mempel und Vera Bitsch investigated the sustainability challenges and the adoption of sustainability innovations along the value chain of flowering potted plants supplying the German market. Data was...[more]

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28.11.2019 Public Climate School: Students analyze sustainable food supply systems in regions strongly affected by climate change in case study course

The course “Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability in Agribusiness and the Food Industry” held at the Chair of Economics of Horticulture and Landscaping participated in the "Public Climate School" week....[more]

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