Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Who We are

Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (JLU) was founded in 1607. With around 28000 students, 5700 staff (including 400 professors) and 11 faculties, the university is prepared to meet any future challenges. The university is in Giessen, the city with the highest student density in Germany. The university has established strategic partnerships in seven regions, namely Australia, Europe (with a focus on Eastern Europe), Columbia, Southern Africa, Wisconsin (USA), China and South Asia. JLU has been successful in the framework of the national and federal programmes for the promotion of good teaching practice and for the promotion of young academics and equal treatment. At JLU, two departments, Agronomy and Plant Breeding I and Agricultural Policy and Market Research, are directly involved in HealthyDiets4Africa.

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What We Do in the Project

In the project, JLU is involved in the following tasks:

  • Coordination and management of the project
  • Generation of nutrient database for major food crops
  • Complementing existing food composition data with additional nutrient analysis
  • Network mapping and sustainability analysis of food value chains/ food environments
  • Evaluating consumer acceptance and adoption of diversified sustainable food products that support human health.

Our Project Team

Prof. Dr. Michael Frei
Project Coordinator, Agronomist

Prof. Dr. Ramona Teuber
Principal Investigator, Agricultural Economist

Dr. Emmanuel Donkor
Project Manager, Agricultural Economist

Robert Asimwe
PhD student, Agricultural Economist

Jochen Stein
Financial Administrator

Anja Daßler
Financial Administrator