Nicole Schönleber is since 2015 holding the CEO position of the Food Security Center (FSC). The FSC is a university center of excellence in development cooperation at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program ‘exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation’, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany.
The FSC’s mission is to provide innovative and effective scientific findings to reduce hunger and achieve food security, contributing towards the major goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), in particular to zero hunger (SDG 2) and no poverty (SDG 1).
Nicole has a doctorate in agricultural sciences and since 2003 she is employed as a research assistant at the Institute for Farm Management at Hohenheim University. She is still holding this position additionally. Her research focus is on economics in agriculture and bioenergy / renewable raw materials. The fields of expertise comprise, inter alia, potential analyses of resources for food and non-food, development and analysis of scenarios with energy and food management issues.