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HFFA Research paper explores the economic and environmental impacts of the fungicide active ingredient Epoxiconazole in Germany and the European Union

Our newest research paper has been released today at a conference in Hannover. The study analyses yield and cost effects caused by Epoxiconazole and the economic as well as environmental impacts if this active ingredient would not be available anymore. It takes into account the wheat and barley production in Germany and the European Union. Special attention is drawn to the increasing resistance of fungi to certain fungicides.

The study is available for download here:

pdficon_small Der Einsatz von Epoxiconazol im Getreideanbau. Eine Analyse ökonomischer Auswirkungen und von Umwelteffekten für Deutschland und die Europäische Union unter besonderer Berücksichtigung zunehmender Resistenzen // Steffen Noleppa, Sophia Lüttringhaus // 2016

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English translation of HFFA Research study measuring the impact of conventional and organic farming on regional and global biodiversity is now available

The HFFA Research GmbH just released the English translation of one of its latest studies dealing with the impact of different land management systems on regional and global biodiversity. The study stresses the relevance of considering a global perspective when decisions on maintaining and improving the protection of specific species and biodiversity at large are pending in a national – e.g. German – context.

The English version of the study can be downloaded here:

pdficon_small Plant protection in Germany and biodiversity. Impacts of conventional and organic land management practices on regional and global species richness // Steffen Noleppa // 2016

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HFFA Research GmbH sponsored and co-authored the latest research paper of the RUFIS on the concept of an Agri-Ecological Partnership

The Ruhr-Forschungsinstitut für Innovations- und Strukturpolitik (RUFIS) has published its latest study on the concept of an „Agri-Ecological Partnership“, which has been sponsored by the HFFA Research GmbH. The study, co-authored by Steffen Noleppa and Lina Staubach of the HFFA Research GmbH, develops a practical tool to overcome conflicts between agricultural land use on the one hand and environmental and resource protection on the other. The study, entitled “Agrar-Ökologische Partnerschaft – ein Weg aus der Sackgasse des Umwelt- und Ressourcenschutzes im ländlichen Raum”, is written in German. An English version of the study has been published by the HFFA Research GmbH in February 2016 as HFFA Research Paper 02/2016 (see news post of 18 February 2016).

More information about the German study can be found on the website of RUFIS.

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Recent study of the HFFA Research GmbH stresses the socio-economic and ecological value of plant breeding

At a high-level event in Brussels hosted by the European Technology Platform ‚Plants for the Future‘ (Plant ETP) in collaboration with Mr. Jasenko Selimović, Member of the European Parliament, Managing Director Dr. Steffen Noleppa presented the results of the latest HFFA Research GmbH study. The study provides science-based but well-understandable quantitative and qualitative information on the numerous benefits plant breeding is offering to societies. The results should help to better inform and facilitate an unbiased public debate on the importance of historic, current and future genetic crop improvements for specific socio-economic and environmental objectives.

The study can be downloaded here:

pdficon_small The economic, social and environmental value of plant breeding in the European Union. An ex post evaluation and ex ante assessment // Steffen Noleppa // 2016

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Latest HFFA Research study presents the concept of an Agri-Ecological Partnership dealing with the resolution of land use related conflicts

The HFFA Research GmbH presents in a new study the concept of an “Agri-Ecological Partnership” (AEP). The aim of an AEP is to balance the interests of agriculture and extended agribusiness as well as the concerns of environmental protection and resource conservation, thereby minimizing conflicts among different land use interests. The study investigates possibilities and restrictions as well as opportunities and risks of the AEP concept and discusses how AEP could actually work in practice. The study was conducted in close cooperation with the Ruhr-Forschungsinstitut für Innovations- und Strukturpolitik e.V. (RUFIS).

The study can be downloaded here:

pdficon_small Agri-Ecological Partnership. Overcoming the deadlock of environmental and resource protection in rural areas // Helmut Karl, Steffen Noleppa, Lina Staubach // 2016

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HFFA Research presents new study results on agricultural land use and biodiversity at International Green Week

Today a new study of HFFA Research GmbH was published as HFFA Research Paper 01/2016. The study deals from a comparative point of view with conventional and organic land use techniques and their impacts on yields and biodiversity. The study results were firstly presented during today’s press conference of the German Crop Protection Association (IVA) at International Green Week in Berlin.

The study can be downloaded here:

pdficon_small Pflanzenschutz in Deutschland und Biodiversität. Auswirkungen von Pflanzenschutzstrategien der konventionellen und ökologischen Landbewirtschaftung auf die regionale und globale Artenvielfalt // Steffen Noleppa // 2016

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HFFA Research paper publishes new study on agricultural land trade and self-sufficiency

Today a new study has been presented as HFFA Research Paper 03/2015. This research paper is considered an update within our multi-annual project aiming at continuously measuring the virtual agricultural land trade as well as the agricultural self-sufficiency of the EU. It is based on a peer-reviewed scientific methodology and most recent agricultural trade and food balance data. Presently, the EU is net importing a still remarkable amount of virtual agricultural land of close to 18 million ha. Accordingly, the EU’s agricultural self-sufficiency is at around 89 percent.

The study can be downloaded here:

pdficon_small The agricultural trade of the European Union. Consequences for virtual land trade and self-sufficiency // Steffen Noleppa, Matti Cartsburg // 2015

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HFFA Research publishes study on mycotoxins in maize

Today, Steffen Noleppa, Managing Director of HFFA Research GmbH, has presented a new study on economic consequences of mycotoxins in maize. In recent years maize, being cultivated on over 20 percent of Germany’s arable land, has seen increased contamination with mycotoxins. The objective of this study is to analyze if mycotoxin contamination is a growing threat for maize production in Germany as well as to discuss economic consequences of continuing problems with high mycotoxin concentrations for agriculture and the subsequent value chain.

The new study can be downloaded here:

pdficon_small Mykotoxine im Mais. Wirtschaftliche Konsequenzen für Ackerbau, Nutztierhaltung und Wertschöpfung in Deutschland // Steffen Noleppa // 2015

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HFFA Research publishes its first 2015 study dealing with water impacts of productive agriculture

The HFFA Research GmbH published its first study in 2015. The research builds on an earlier publication of the HFFA e.V. (HFFA Working Paper 03/2013) and marks the second step in a thorough analysis of the social, economic and environmental value of agricultural productivity in the EU. The objective of this study is to analyse the effects of agricultural productivity in the EU on important indicators of water use in domestic production and international trade.

The new study can be downloaded here:

pdficon_small The social, economic and environmental value of agricultural productivity in the European Union. Part II: Impacts on water trade and water use // Steffen Noleppa, Matti Cartsburg // 2015

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