22 Forschungsring – FORI

Forschungsring – FORI

Team in O+

Dr Christopher Brock. Christopher is coordinating research activities of Forschungsring, and of the Demeter e.V. association of stakeholders in the biodynamic farming and food sector since Nov 2016. Before that time, he has been researcher in the field of soil fertility, productivity and the environment in organic farming systems for 12 years, where he gained comprehensive experience academic research and project management. In his actual position, Christopher is involved in numerous single and joint research project initiatives. Activities cover the organisation of research projects, networking, and knowledge transfer and dissemination in the farming and academic sector. Further, Christopher is a member of the IFOAM Innovations Committee, and represents Demeter in the steering committee of the German Association for On-farm Research in Organic Farming (VÖP).

Lukas Knebl. Lucas is a researcher at Forschungsring. He is leading task 2.1 and 2.5.

Dr Uli-Johannes König. Uli has been working for Forschungsring since 1989. His research focus is on soil fertility, composting, and specific issues in biodynamic agriculture. Inter alia, Uli was the leader of two projects on peat replacement in growing media.

About Forschungsring e.V. (FORI)

Forschungsring e.V. (FORI) is an independent research institute in the field of biodynamic agriculture and food. The institute was established in 1946 and has been involved in numerous single and joint research projects. A close cooperation with exists with the Demeter association in Germany and worldwide, and on that basis a long experience in on-farm research, usually in a participatory setup. The institute is intended to be a research body of the biodynamic movement that takes into account the specific demands of this management approach. At the same time, Forschungsring works on crosscutting issues in organic farming, and soil fertility in particular. In this context, researchers are exploring opportunities for the extension of analytical methods and integration of new approaches into natural sciences. Research at Forschungsring aims to follow a holistic approach, were food production, environment and human and animal health and welfare are considered as interconnected and in dividable.