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Annual Report: Gain insight into the food and agricultural research at Aarhus University

DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture has published its annual report for 2018.

2019.07.08 | Nina Hermansen

Researcher Maria Knadel is part of a team who has developed a new and quick method to predict the transport of chemicals through the soil. Read more on page 14 in the annual report from DCA. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard, AU Photo


Every year DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture publishes a report, which aims to provide information about the  work that underpins the research-based policy support in food and agriculture at Aarhus University.

The annual report entitled Perspective has been released - and can be read in English here:

The publication covers research on climate, nutrients, IPM, circular bio-economy, technology, livestock genetics, food and consumer behavior. You can find out more about, how researchers calculate the environmental impact of food production, the potential for growing perennial crops in catchment areas, on efforts to further reduce antibiotic consumption and how body and diet are related.

The necessary foundation for high-qualified policy support

The research provides the necessary foundation for high-qualified policy support to authorities, and the term research-based policy support thus comprises both the research-based advice and the underlying research.

Different sources fund food and agricultural research, and DCA’s contract with the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is the main income source. According to the agreement, DCA received 260.7 million DKK in 2018. 

The grant from the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark allows DCA to attract and carry out research projects in collaboration with organisations and companies. This collaboration, together with grants from national funds and research programmes, was the main reason why the total research and development funding amounted to 680 million DKK in 2018.

The hope is that Perspective will generate interest and understanding – in research as well as policy support – and illustrate how these efforts help strengthen the foundation for important societal decision-making.

Printed copies

Printed copies of the DCA annual report may be ordered by contacting Jette Ilkjær – please state delivery address and contact person 

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