Vorpommern Initiative for Paludiculture


The project VIP-Vorpommern Initiative Paludikultur consisted of:

  • Development of new options for material and energetic utilization
  • Development and application of adapted harvesting techniques
  • Analyzing legal, socioeconomic and agricultural policy framework
  • Analyzing ecosystem functions (impact on biodiversity and climate)
  • Analysis of profitability
  • Consulting farmers and decision makers
  • Dialogue with regional stakeholders and citizens
  • Shaping national and international framework
  • Developing pilot projects for Belarus, Indonesia and China
  • Studying adaptability and sustainability of paludiculture.


Additional to eight research facilities there were five companies and two consulting firms engaged in the project. From the beginning additional partners from practice enabled us to test and implement paludiculture.

Research Facilities

  • University of Greifswald
DUENE e.V. – Institute for sustainable development of lanscapes of the earth
  • University of Rostock
  • Humboldt-Universität Berlin
  • University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde/University for sustainable development
  • University of Applied Sciences Stralsund
  • University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
  • The ECOLOG-Institute for Social-Ecological Research and Education gGmbH

Small and Medium-Sized Companies

  • IBZ Center for Innovation and Education.
  • Nowotny’s hemp fiber mill.
  • Gut Darß GmbH & Co KG
  • Hans-Helmut Kranemann GmbH:
  • MRG Mineralische Rohstoffmanagement GmbH

Consulting Firms

  • BilSe - Institut für Bildung und Forschung GmbH
  • Bilse – Institute for Education and Research
  • LedA - Die Agentur für Landwirtschaft und Naturschutz
  • LedA – Agency for Agriculture and Protection of Nature