Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI)
Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei (vTI)
The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI) is a federal research institute under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV). The vTI was created in 2008 from the German Federal Research Centre for Fisheries, the German Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products and part of the German Federal Agricultural Research Centre.
For the policy of the German Federal Government, the vTI drafts scientific basics as decision-making helps. Through its services, the vTI serves, with its application oriented and practice related research, the development of the society of tomorrow. The task of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (BFH) is to develop the agriculture, forestry, timber and fishing policies for sustainable and competitive agriculture and resource utilization.
Departmental Research Institutes overseen by the BMELV