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Climate and Agriculture

Policy Support

Aarhus University has signed an agreement with the Ministry of the Environment and Food on the provision of policy support to the authorities in 13 research areas. Within each of these areas, the university is obliged to carry out research at a high international standard.


Susanne Elmholt
Senior Researcher
Phone: +45 8715 7685
Email: susanne.elmholt@dca.au.dk

Klaus Horsted
Special Consultant
Phone: +45 8715 7975
Email: klaus.horsted@dca.au.dk


Denmark produces food with the one of the world’s lowest climate footprints. However, we need further reductions and we should cooperate with other EU countries to achieve this, Professor Jørgen E. Olesen says. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.12.05 | Agro

Danish agriculture can reduce greenhouse gases

With targeted efforts, the Danish agricultural sector can meet the EU requirements regarding the reduction of climate gasses while maintaining food production. More research is necessary to reduce costs.

Can Danish farm land store sufficient amounts of carbon to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly? Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.12.05 | Agro

Four per 1000 – is that a good idea?

Soil can store carbon, which is a significant element in dealing with the human contributions to the greenhouse gas balance. The question is whether Danish farm land can store sufficient amounts of carbon to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly.

World Soil Day on December 5 focuses on the basis for our life: agricultural soil - as do scientists from Aarhus University year round. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.11.29 | DCA

World Soil Day focuses on the very basis of life: soil

Research at Aarhus University contributes to protecting agricultural soil, which is challenged by modern management. The UN’s World Soil Day on December 5 focuses on the threats to soil quality.


Tue 06 Dec
13:00-16:00 | Department of Food Science, AU-Aarslev
Open house concerning projects on organic apples and pears
Open house regarding the following projects: Robust cultivars of apples and pears for organic cultivation, and ProtecFruit
Fri 09 Dec
13:00-15:00 | Building 1252, room 204, Eduard Biermann Auditorium, Lakeside Lecture Theatre, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Analysis and use of a natural mutagen to gain better insight of plant-microbe interactions
Terry Mun from the Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics will defend his PhD on Friday December 9.
Fri 09 Dec
13:00-17:00 | Meeting room 2, Aarhus University, Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence: Purification of potato proteins and characterization of food related functional properties
Friday December 9, Jesper Malling Schmidt from the Department of Food will defend his PhD thesis.
Tue 13 Dec
11:00-15:00 | Auditorium, Blichers Allé 20, Aarhus University, Foulum, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence: In-depth characterisation of the piglet gut microbiota – gaining knowledge on manipulative means for improving piglet gut health and robustness
Ann-Sofie Riis Poulsen from the Department of Animal Science will defend her PhD on Tuesday December 13.
Wed 14 Dec
10:00-13:00 | Auditorium, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
PhD defence: Ability vs. opportunity – unlocking the secrets of amino acid uptake by clover
Weronika Czaban from the Department of Agroecology will defend her PhD on Wednesday December 14.
Wed 02 Aug
08:00-16:00 | Aarhus
Food & Ingredients Summer School
Are you interested in gaining an insight into the latest challenges and solutions related to food and do you want to strengthen your international network? In close collaboration with representatives from both small and large food companies in Denmark, Aarhus University offers a summer course with focus on food.