The HFFA Research GmbH is a 100 percent subsidiary of the Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture e. V. (HFFA). HFFA is an international non-profit think tank and represents a multidisciplinary expert international community, drawn from government, academia, industry and civil society.

The key objective of HFFA is to develop strategies for a sustainable global agricultural system which secures safe and nutritious food for the rapidly growing world population. It brings together international experts from around the globe to foster the dialogue among all interested parties, thereby providing global leadership on key issues in world agriculture through the development of new knowledge and policies for sustainable global food security.

The HFFA publishes reports for the public, media, lawmakers, public administrators and government representatives and informs the public debate by providing scientific-based information for stakeholders involved in issues dealing with global agricultural politics and economics.