Dr. Niels Halberg
International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
P.O. Box 50
8830 Tjele
Tel. +45 8715 8037

Niels Halberg to take on the position of director of the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture

Niels Halberg will in the new year take on the position of director in the DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, whilst at the same time continuing as centre leader of ICROFS – International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems. The combined leadership of the two centres is to create a wider foundation for research-based advice and knowledge exchange.


Niels Halberg

Aarhus University (AU) has two centres, DCA and ICROFS, both of which have co-ordinated operations in relation to research and public sector services concerning agriculture and food. DCA coordinates research-based public sector consulting and knowledge exchange on behalf of the farming and food research carried out at several of AU's departments. ICROFS initiates and coordinates research in organic farming. Both centres have secretariats at AU Foulum, and have a combined staff of 20.

Both ICROFS and DCA deliver research and public sector services to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. The two centres are now strengthening their cooperation in that Niels Halberg is taking over the leadership of DCA whilst remaining in charge of ICROFS. ICROFS' international management and programme committee will continue unchanged, and an advisory committee for DCA is being established.

New possibilities for international cooperation

Niels Halberg is a well-recognised researcher with international experience as a centre leader, says vice-dean Kurt Nielsen, AU. He points out that the appointment of Niels Halberg will strengthen the ability of the university to deliver high quality, research-based advice. Research in agriculture and food will, meanwhile, be able to take advantage of Niels Halberg's experience and ability to mould international research collaborations benefiting the Danish agricultural sector as a whole.

Source: Aarhus University: New Director for DCA, December 6, 2012

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Dr. Niels Halberg, ICROFS, Foloum, Denmark