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Mr. Christian Schader


Head of Sustainability Assessment

at Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) (Scientific / Technical)


Partners network of a programme: Sustainable Food Systems

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About my work

Christian Schader is leading sustainability assessment activities at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland. He has studies agricultural sciences at the University of Bonn and done a PhD in agri-environmental policy evaluation at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Christian’s work encompasses evaluations of environmental, economic and social aspects of food production and consumption. This includes the development and application of methods, models and tools (life cycle assessment, economic-environmental modelling, indicator-based approaches) for analysing different environmental, economic and social aspects of food supply chains. Christian was also a co-author of the SAFA Guidelines (Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture Systems) published by the FAO. He has developed the SOL-Model which allows analysing impacts of fundamental changes in the food sector on food availability, human diets and the environment.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Food & Beverage, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation


Africa, Asia / Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Middle East