New research projects in FISA http://www.fisaonline.de/ Here you will find the latest 20 projects that have been included in the Information System for Agriculture and Food Research (FISA). en-en Federal Office for Agriculture and Food TYPO3 Reformulation of fruit yoghurt by reducing the total sugar content and innovative membrane and fermentation processes Sugar-reduced foods are not only actively demanded by political decision-makers, but are also currently popular with consumers and have a significant influence on their purchasing decisions. Fruit yogurt is the most widely consumed milk mix product in Germany. An average fruit yogurt exhibits however, with a portion size of 150 g already approx. 25% of the maximum quantity of free sugars recommended by the WHO for an adult. In addition to its sweetening effect, however, sugar has numerous technological functions, e.g. with regard to rheological properties as well as color and storage stability, so that a significant reduction in sugar must be accompanied by a systematic compensation of any negative effects. In addition to the efforts to achieve a general reduction of added sugar, there is a growing interest in the reduction of sugars with potentially negative effects on nutritional physiology, in this case the native sugars lactose and fructose. While a reduction of added sugar can be achieved by a suitable recipe adjustment, the removal of natural sugars requires appropriate technological measures. The aim of the AiF/FEI project 21344N is a comprehensive conception as well as systematic investigation and evaluation of measures for the reduction of added and native sugars while preserving the product-typical properties and sensory quality in the model system fruit yoghurt as far as possible. With the targeted, stepwise reduction, the total sugar content in fruit yoghurt is to be reduced from an average of 15 g/100 g to 6 - 9 g/100 g (corresponding to a reduction of 40 - 60%). The aim is to reduce the added sugar as well as the naturally present lactose (yoghurt) and fructose (fruit puree). Added sugars are to be reduced by reformulation, while the lactose and fructose contents are to be minimized by specific separation and fermentation processes in a preliminary stage of yogurt or fruit preparation production.

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UV-treatment of opaque dairy products for vitamin D3 adjustment Among novel processing methods, the use of ultraviolet (UV) light has gained significant attention as a promising technology for liquid and transparent foods, such as juices and wine. Processing efficiency in using UV treatment is influenced by several factors, i.e. absorbance coefficients, turbidity, flow rate, and particle size and characteristics. These factors have to be assessed per media. There is still a lack of knowledge regarding both interactions of processing parameters and flow behavior and influences raised by specific product characteristics, e.g. multiple scattering. UV treatment is already being applied in dairy processing to sterilize transparent media (process water, brine solution) and for the surface of cheese. Whole and skimmed milk remain a challenging application due to its high turbidity and scattering by multiple dispersed particles. Innovative types of flow reactors enable the treatment of opaque liquids like milk by increased turbulence and reduced layer thickness for transmission. In 2012, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved UV-C-treated milk as Novel Food. This treatment was reported to form vitamin D3 from intrinsic precursors and to extend the shelf life. However, an optimum reactor as designed for milk and dairy products and any process–product relations has not been evaluated. This project aims to expand the knowledge regarding UV technology for treating milk and opaque liquids, as well as building an efficient UV-reactor and to quantify the vitamin D3 transformation depending on the dose applied. The best treatment parameters (flow type, dose) and reactor design will be evaluated based on the viscosity, turbidity, shear stability, and hygienic requirements of milk production. Here, dairy model fluids will be used to link process parameters and physical properties and to reduce the complexity of food matrices like milk. Energy efficiency is evaluated by experiments with a biodosimeter in milk or milk based products. Combinations of the novel UV-C and an established heat-treatment will be a subject of the investigations, elaborating synergistic effects and process sequences. In addition, the effect of UV-B on the conversion of vitamin D3 will be investigated. Finally, processing schemes and parameter ranges for UV application in milk will be established analogous to the design of the heat-treatment. As a result, fresh milk or processed products like buttermilk can be produced with tailored vitamin D3 content without supplementation.

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Sustainable private forest managment in Kenia This project is a follow up project builts up on the achivements of the SPFM project 2015-2018 and strives for following goals: • intensivating the collaboration between Kenian and German forest landowner organizations; •    scrutinizing of approaches for technical silvicultural training of small scale forest landowner in sustainable forest managment and establisching of educational forests; •    initiating of follow up projects of SPFM;

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Grazing animals and wolves. Herd protection in pasture management In view of the new potential conflict situation caused by the appearance of the wolf, (preventive) advice for grazing livestock farms is of central importance for damage limitation and for identifying economically viable solutions. So, the aim of the project is a) Knowledge transfer of the latest findings and experience in dealing with the wolf from already populated federal states to farmers / grazing animal keepers / consultants in 'wolf expectation areas' b) Contribution to the information on the possibilities of prevention (emergency herd protection) in different landscape situations and with the help of demonstration farms to grazing animal farmers. c) Improved support for grazing livestock farmers through local advisory organisations (landscape conservation associations) in cooperation with government agencies in adapting to a new situation in view of the foreseeable re-establishment of the wolf as a predator in large parts of Germany. d) Exemplary development of new, locally adapted grazing regimes together with grazing animal owners, local authorities and other affected parties. e) Specialisation of competent contact persons on site and networking of the demonstration farms in order to ensure the continuity of the project results. working plan Phase 1: Research & qualification (1st project year) a) Research into solutions for site-adapted herd protection measures in different geographical situations (e.g. low mountain range - lowland), for different grazing animals as well as suitable demonstration farms b) Implementation of first pioneer qualification measures for grazing animal keepers and future herd protection trainers (e.g. employees of landscape conservation organisations) on the subject of 'Herd protection in grazing animal husbandry'. c) Networking d) Press and public relations work Phase 2: Further qualification & testing (2nd and 3rd project year) a) Continuation of the qualification measures for grazing animal farmers and future herd protection trainers (e.g. employees of landscape conservation organisations) on the subject of 'Herd protection in grazing animal husbandry' (see Phase 1a); b) Testing of solution approaches in individual regions; together with selected landscape conservation organisations, solution approaches are to be tested in at least three regions affected by predator grazing animal conflicts. c) Networking d) Press and public relations work Phase 3: Continuation (2nd and 3rd project year) Germany-wide transfer of solutions and knowledge transfer; collegial consultation of the herd protection trainers on issues that arise in their consultations, for example via messenger groups

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Species identification in meat, meat products and meat meals In the past species identification was performed by means of electrophoretical and immunological methods. Nowadays polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is more and more used and it is possible to differentiate clearly within the main animal species cattle, pig, sheep and poultry in raw up to highly heated products. There still exists considerable need of research with respect to the differentiation within the group of poultry, more rare domestic animals like goat, horse, donkey, pets, wild living and exotic animal species. Using suitable mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences it is planned to find ways to differentiate within the mentioned groups. Meat meal due its high heating causes still problems in detection.

A primer system was found so far which allows in the promotor region of the single copy gene beta casein for pig and cattle as well as by means of the single copy gen neuroglobine for goat the clear differentiation between goat, pork, beef and other relevant animal species used for meat products. Meanwhile it is possible to differentiate the most common poultry species like gosse, duck, turkey, guinea fowl, quail, chicken and pheasant by mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Furthermore cattle, bison and buffalo can be also distinguished using specific primer systems

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Rethinking packaging for circular and sustainable food supply chains of the future (CIRCUL-A-BILITY; COST Action CA 19124). COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an intergovernmental organisation, facilitating working connections within the countries and outside of the EU. COST Actions are bottom-up science and technology networks bringing together research activities that boost research, innovation and careers. Over a period of four years participants have time to build the necessary network capacity to engage collaboration and to arrive at high-quality follow-ups. The action is centred on sharing, creation, dissemination, application of knowledge and funding network activities. The topics are chosen by proposers and the scientific management decisions are entrusted to the Action Management Committees. The Management Committee Members coordinate, implement and manage the activities and the funding of a cost action through a range of Networking Tools as Meetings, Workshops, Conferences, Training Schools, Publications and so on. The view is on achieving the Actions`s scientific and technological objectives. The main aim of the COST Action “Rethinking packaging for circular and sustainable food supply chains of the future (CIRCUL-A-BILITY; CA 19124) is to organize a food specific pan- European network of actors involved in all aspects of food packaging addressing the major technical and nontechnical challenges for implementation of circularity, minimization of food waste and improvement of sustainability of food packaging in future supply chains. Data and information will be shared on the consequences of specific food product – packaging interactions keeping the behaviour of consumers in focus. The actors are involved in all aspects of food packaging, including material scientists, food scientists, industry end-users, consumer scientists and policy makers.

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Collaborative project: Decentralised processing of rarely used plant and animal raw materials into innovative products with high added value to improve the nutritional situation in West Africa. Subproject 2 Innotech will support the University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana in the consortium research project UPGRADE Plus (sub-project 2) in the development and production of modular, decentralized and effective processing units that can be operated with renewable energies. Innotech will pay particular attention to minimizing the specific energy requirements of the individual machines or machine components - the basic prerequisite for the economical use of photovoltaic drive line systems. Extensive tests of individual components are carried out on Innotech test benches. Based on the results of the test bench investigations, Innotech will develop and build prototypes of the various units. In order to carry out the processing under hygienic conditions, clean and warm water must be available in sufficient quantities. The warm water is to be made available via simple plastic collectors. Innotech will develop a novel manufacturing process for the cost-effective production of film collectors with high operational reliability. Further activities of Innotech include the cooperation in the development of guidelines for the production of innovative food products from rarely used species (sgS) and the field trials in the 3 selected countries. Innotech will carry out parts of trainings of users, craftsmen and students. Domestic and foreign students have the opportunity to conduct tests on Innotech test benches.

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Collaborative project: Decentralised processing of rarely used plant and animal raw materials into innovative products with high added value to improve the nutritional situation in West Africa. Subproject 3 Empowerment of women, especially of women’s self-help groups to process under-utilized species, is the core piece of the UPGRADE Plus consortial research project (subproject 3). The rationale behind targeting of women is their primary role in childcare and household food production. Strengthening women’s income generating opportunities leads to better food availability for households and particularly for children. The German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) leads WP6 and aims to build capacity with women’s groups by guiding them through a collaborative learning process to develop their own processing businesses using locally available materials and renewable energies. Transdisciplinary research conducted with participating women’s groups will assess the situation, arrive at a joint problem-definition, test the processing units of Innotech, and finally, monitor and evaluate the processes to fine-tune their business model for greater sustainability. This will contribute to improve the food security in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria by extending the shelf-life of under-utilized species, thereby increasing the availability of nutritious foods through new and diversified value chains. To share the lessons learnt, outreach materials will be co-developed with the women’s groups so that others can gain motivation and inspiration to process under-utilized species into nutritious food products, improve their livelihoods and create change in their regions.

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Collaborative project: Decentralised processing of rarely used plant and animal raw materials into innovative products with high added value to improve the nutritional situation in West Africa. Subproject 1 Worldwide, annual food losses amount to 1.3 billion tonnes. This corresponds to one third of total production, i.e. an economic loss of about US$ 750bn (FAO, 2011). In addition, the limited natural resources are significantly damaged. Losses are particularly high in rarely used crops with high nutritional value. At the same time, more than two billion people worldwide suffer from malnutrition (FAO, 2013). In sub-Saharan Africa, women of childbearing age, infants and young children up to 5 years of age are particularly affected by malnutrition with all its serious consequences. The consortium research project UPGRADE Plus - Subproject 1, aims at improving the nutrition of women, infants and young children based on three case studies (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone) and at the same time creating opportunities for income generation with a focus on women's self-help groups in West Africa. The following aspects will be investigated in detail: the development of locally adapted, modular and decentralised processing units based on renewable energies; the processing of previously rarely used but high quality crops to produce innovative food products with a high nutritional value and long shelf life (increasing added value and reducing losses); the training of women, especially pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to improve the nutritional situation of children through adequate micronutrient supply; the dissemination of the project results through the training of local craftsmen to copy the developed technology on site, and the dissemination of the post-harvest processes developed by training selected women's self-help groups in food processing.

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Collaborative project: Development of a system for automated reduction-product monitoring for sugar, fats and salt in finished products as part of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy. Subproject C The aim of the RePro project is to create a system for automated reduction-product monitoring for sugar, fats and salt in finished products within the framework of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy (NRI). Through the interaction of different system components, RePro will automatically detect changes in the product data of industrially produced food, evaluate them using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and process them in a visually understandable way. For all product groups and subgroups, the focus is on a comparison of nutritional data (especially sugar, fats and salt) and their changes over time. Product monitoring, i.e. the recording and evaluation of the nutrient values of finished products, is of central importance within the NRI. The Max Rubner Institute (MRI) is entrusted with this product monitoring within the NRI. In previous years, the MRI has already conducted surveys of nutrient data of individual product groups. The methodology of these studies is based on purchased data and independently conducted surveys, which are very complex and time consuming. During this project the data collected by the MRI in the course of the product monitoring, which will continue during the development phase of RePro, will we compared with the data of the RePro system. The basis for this is a harmonised approach, especially with regard to the differentiation of product groups into subgroups and the definition of 'children's food'. Special search and evaluation procedures are to be implemented in the system for foods that are specifically aimed at children, e.g. in terms of the appearance of the packaging or advertising measures, according to criteria defined by the MRI. In this way, RePro is making a significant contribution to the success and acceptance of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy for sugar, fats and salt in finished products.

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Collaborative project: Development of a system for automated reduction-product monitoring for sugar, fats and salt in finished products as part of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy. Subproject The aim of the RePro project is to create a system for automated reduction-product monitoring for sugar, fats and salt in finished products within the framework of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy (NRI). Through the interaction of different system components, RePro will automatically detect changes in the product data of industrially produced food, evaluate them using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and process them in a visually understandable way. For all product groups and subgroups, the focus is on a comparison of nutritional data (especially sugar, fats and salt) and their changes over time. Product monitoring, i.e. the recording and evaluation of the nutrient values of finished products, is of central importance within the NRI. The Max Rubner Institute (MRI) is entrusted with this product monitoring within the NRI. In previous years, the MRI has already conducted surveys of nutrient data of individual product groups. The methodology of these studies is based on purchased data and independently conducted surveys, which are very complex and time consuming. During this project the data collected by the MRI in the course of the product monitoring, which will continue during the development phase of RePro, will we compared with the data of the RePro system. The basis for this is a harmonised approach, especially with regard to the differentiation of product groups into subgroups and the definition of 'children's food'. Special search and evaluation procedures are to be implemented in the system for foods that are specifically aimed at children, e.g. in terms of the appearance of the packaging or advertising measures, according to criteria defined by the MRI. In this way, RePro is making a significant contribution to the success and acceptance of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy for sugar, fats and salt in finished products.

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Collaborative project: Development of a system for automated reduction-product monitoring for sugar, fats and salt in finished products as part of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy. Subproject A: Coordination The aim of the RePro project is to create a system for automated reduction-product monitoring for sugar, fats and salt in finished products within the framework of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy (NRI). Through the interaction of different system components, RePro will automatically detect changes in the product data of industrially produced food, evaluate them using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and process them in a visually understandable way. For all product groups and subgroups, the focus is on a comparison of nutritional data (especially sugar, fats and salt) and their changes over time. Product monitoring, i.e. the recording and evaluation of the nutrient values of finished products, is of central importance within the NRI. The Max Rubner Institute (MRI) is entrusted with this product monitoring within the NRI. In previous years, the MRI has already conducted surveys of nutrient data of individual product groups. The methodology of these studies is based on purchased data and independently conducted surveys, which are very complex and time consuming. During this project the data collected by the MRI in the course of the product monitoring, which will continue during the development phase of RePro, will we compared with the data of the RePro system. The basis for this is a harmonised approach, especially with regard to the differentiation of product groups into subgroups and the definition of 'children's food'. Special search and evaluation procedures are to be implemented in the system for foods that are specifically aimed at children, e.g. in terms of the appearance of the packaging or advertising measures, according to criteria defined by the MRI. In this way, RePro is making a significant contribution to the success and acceptance of the National Reduction and Innovation Strategy for sugar, fats and salt in finished products.

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Collaborative project: Use of oleogels based on rapeseed oil for improvement of the fatty acid profile of deep-fried food. Subproject B Usually, liquid vegetable oils or solid fats are used as conventional deep-frying media for the production of deep-fried food or boiled pastries. The aim of the project is to substitute these conventional deep-frying media via oleogels, which display comparable characteristics of solid fats, but are based on structured rapeseed oil or other structured vegetable oils. This has the advantage that the desired properties of the solid fats, such as no oiling during storage or solidification after the deep-frying process, can be combined with the positive nutritional properties of rapeseed oil. These properties are particularly important for the boiling baking of Berliners and quark balls so that the surface of the fried food is no longer oily after baking and the sugar expected by the consumer adheres to it. The oiling of the product that occurs during the storage of for example potato chips can also be avoided in this way. In order to guarantee an optimal shelf life of food fried in oleogels during storage, high oleic acid-rich rapeseed and sunflower oils or antioxidants are used. The work of the MRI will be supported by the economic partner The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG Germany (LBS). In this way, it is possible to ensure a high level of practical relevance of the work over the entire duration of the project and to facilitate the transfer of the results into practice at the end of the project.

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Collaborative project: Use of oleogels based on rapeseed oil for improvement of the fatty acid profile of deep-fried food. Subproject A Usually, liquid vegetable oils or solid fats are used as conventional deep-frying media for the production of deep-fried food or boiled pastries. The aim of the project is to substitute these conventional deep-frying media via oleogels, which display comparable characteristics of solid fats, but are based on structured rapeseed oil or other structured vegetable oils. This has the advantage that the desired properties of the solid fats, such as no oiling during storage or solidification after the deep-frying process, can be combined with the positive nutritional properties of rapeseed oil. These properties are particularly important for the boiling baking of Berliners and quark balls so that the surface of the fried food is no longer oily after baking and the sugar expected by the consumer adheres to it. The oiling of the product that occurs during the storage of for example potato chips can also be avoided in this way. In order to guarantee an optimal shelf life of food fried in oleogels during storage, high oleic acid-rich rapeseed and sunflower oils or antioxidants are used. The work of the MRI will be supported by the economic partner The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG Germany (LBS). In this way, it is possible to ensure a high level of practical relevance of the work over the entire duration of the project and to facilitate the transfer of the results into practice at the end of the project.

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Occurrence of bovine meat and milk factors (BMMF)and other circular ssDNA in food It has been postulated that the development of colon carcinomas and breast cancer is associated with the consumption of bovine meet- and milk products and that are therefore factors in these products which at least favour the development of the above-mentioned types of cancer. These factors are called bovine meat and milk factors (BMMF). In the meantime, a number of small circular single-stranded DNA molecules have been detected in bovine milk and serum and in brain of patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. These BMMF show high homologies to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE-) associated circular DNA. Objectives of the project: 1. Detection of BMMF and similar circular ssDNA in milk and milk products (yoghurt/cheese) and beef (establishment of the detection method) 2. Studies on the occurrence of BMMF and other circular ssDNA in food of non-bovine origin 3. Investigations of infectivity, replication and expression of BMMF and other circular ssDNA in eukaryotic cells 4. Examinations regarding inactivation of BMMF and other circular ssDNA by food technology methods

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Reports on the status of organic agriculture and industry in middle and eastern Europe The project aims to describe the current situation and future development of organic markets in Middle and Eastern European countries and the implications on German organic markets. - Improved transparency of the organic sector in the project regions - Guidance to improved market access for organic produce - Boosting of producers, processors and their organisations in the project regions - Strengthening Germany´s position in organic markets within project regions. Added value: a) Improved planning for German stakeholders in organic sector through better knowledge and understanding of current situation and future development in organic food and fodder production and trade. b) Competitive advantages for German stakeholders in organic markets in the project regions through improved transarency and information. c) Boosting organic trade due to deepened knowledge and understanding of market structures and stakeholders. d) Improved network and business relations between German stakeholders with partners in the project regions. e) Better data base for decision making on all levels (e.g. associations, governmental structures, authorities). The project adds to a better market position of German organic businesses and serves growing customer demand, thus positively influences the development of the organic sector in the project regions.

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Peat-reduced and peat-free substrates for the organic herb produktion - testing, optimization and knowledge transfer The aim of the project is the development and testing of pot herb substrates with a high share of peat substitute (at least 30 to 50 % up to a peat-free substrate). The following points are in the main focus of the project. Optimisation of the use of common peat-reduced substrates with different amounts of peat substitutes focused on an adapted cultivation in cooperation with farms and the substrate companies. Identification of further, possible problem areas and possible solutions through cultivation trials with appropriate substrates in experimental farms. Identification of physical, chemical and biological conditions of selected substrates. Economic evaluation of the peat-reduced substrates in comparison to the common non-peat-reduced substrates. Development, testing and optimisation of the production process of premium green composts which can be optimally used in horticultural substrates for organic farming and which also have positive effects on plant health. Cultivation trials containing a high proportion of these composts (30-100 % peat substitute) carried out in cooperation with the Ingenieurbüro for Sekundärrohstoffe and Abfallwirtschaft, the compost industry as well as the Bundesgütegemeinschaft Kompost (BGK e.V.). In cooperation with the BGK, a quality guideline for these premium composts will also be developed. Expansion and optimisation of existing networks with the help of appropriate technology for the exchange of information between all stakeholders. Fast and practice-oriented knowledge transfer to the relevant target groups. Implementation of workshops on sustainability aspects of peat substitutes, on soil-borne diseases and pests, especially fungus gnats, as well as on substrate revitalisation and its effects.

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Developmental certification of organic farming and food processing The project assesses the applicability of a developmental procedure for certification in organic farming and food production. We will evaluate the effects of such an approach on problem solving and the development of farms according to the principles of the certifying organization based on an ongoing pilot project of the Demeter association for biodynamic food and farming. Further, we will investigate the applicability of the procedure in food processing in a test run with organic enterprises in Germany. The assessment of the procedure also includes a survey of consumer trust and acceptance.

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Peat-reduced and peat-free substrates for the organic herb produktion - testing, optimization and knowledge transfer The aim of the project is the development and testing of pot herb substrates with a high share of peat substitute (at least 30 to 50 % up to a peat-free substrate). The following points are in the main focus of the project. Optimisation of the use of common peat-reduced substrates with different amounts of peat substitutes focused on an adapted cultivation in cooperation with farms and the substrate companies. Identification of further, possible problem areas and possible solutions through cultivation trials with appropriate substrates in experimental farms. Identification of physical, chemical and biological conditions of selected substrates. Economic evaluation of the peat-reduced substrates in comparison to the common non-peat-reduced substrates. Development, testing and optimisation of the production process of premium green composts which can be optimally used in horticultural substrates for organic farming and which also have positive effects on plant health. Cultivation trials containing a high proportion of these composts (30-100 % peat substitute) carried out in cooperation with the Ingenieurbüro for Sekundärrohstoffe and Abfallwirtschaft, the compost industry as well as the Bundesgütegemeinschaft Kompost (BGK e.V.). In cooperation with the BGK, a quality guideline for these premium composts will also be developed. Expansion and optimisation of existing networks with the help of appropriate technology for the exchange of information between all stakeholders. Fast and practice-oriented knowledge transfer to the relevant target groups. Implementation of workshops on sustainability aspects of peat substitutes, on soil-borne diseases and pests, especially fungus gnats, as well as on substrate revitalisation and its effects.

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Optimization of organically produced pea starch for using in different foodstuffs The quality of pea starch has so far been subject to strong fluctuations, which repeatedly lead to reduced food product qualities. This is not least due to low appreciation and creation of native grain legumes so far. After decades of recession, there has been a certain revival in cultivation of grain legumes at home for the last few years. Reduced breeding programs contributed to the fact that only a few varieties are left and their optimization, especially with regard to individual valuable ingredients (especially starch, proteins, non-nutritive ingredients) has not been promoted comprehensively. The aim of this project is to characterize the reasons for fluctuating pea starch quality and to identify genotypes that have a good starting pea starch quality and thus, also provide the basis for further optimization by breeding. For this purpose, varieties, genetic resources and breeding strains of a hundred summer and a hundred winter peas will be grown and, after starch/starch-based products have been obtained, a selection is made regarding starch content and composition (e.g., amylose/amylopectin ratio, cross-linking of amylopectin) and technofunctional properties (gel and Film formation, baking ability, stability under the influence of acid, shear and heat). These properties will be also tested on finished products (e.g., bakery goods, extrusion products, fillings (e.g., for confectioneries), (glass) noodles, instant dishes). The project is accompanied by a number of associations as well as smaller and larger industrial partners, who provide advice on ideas and tasks. The project idea is based on the problem of fluctuating qualities identified by industry, when using the pea starch so far. Accordingly, initial solutions for the industry can be offered with this project. In addition, the development of new value-added concepts and product ideas leads to the spreading of the idea and the diversification of the market for organically produced products.

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