International Symposium: Food security
The Competence Area is one of six Competence Areas at the University of Cologne and part of the Institutional Strategy of the University. It is built around the Key Profile Area “Plant Science”, formed primarily by the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Science CEPLAS.
CEPLAS focuses on decoding plant traits affecting growth, yield and use of natural resources and therefore build the basis for generation of new varieties to ensure a sustainable production of food, feed and energy crops. The main objectives of the Competence Area are to embed our efforts to improve plant productivity within a broader societal context and to promote efficient knowledge transfer between disciplines. Food security can only be achieved in a global interdisciplinary approach.