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"Bioeconomy organises economies with closed cycles of those raw materials that are sustainably provided by ecosystems."

Dr. Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein

Member of the Board of Fibl Germany (Research Institute for Organic Agriculture), Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Catholic relief organisation Misereor e.V.

The most important stages of the career

since 2003  
Board of directors at the research centre for organic farming, Fibl eV


Chair of the board of directors of the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW)

Manager and owner of the agricultural and forestry enterprise Hofgut Habitzheim

Member of the Naturland Association Executive Committee


Participation as a development worker in projects financed by the episcopal aid organisation MISEREOR in Haiti and Africa

Doctorate in Agricultural Economics at the Technical University of Munich in Weihenstephan

Research assistant at the Institute of Business Administration

1978 -1979  
Administrator of an agricultural business in the Upper Palatinate 

Studies in Agricultural Sciences at the Technical University of Munich in Weihenstephan. 

Activities and Memberships

since 2011
Member of the advisory council of MISEREOR, since 2021 Chair of the advisory council

since 2020 
Member of the Commission of the Future of Agriculture of the German government

since 2018  

Member of the advisory council of the BMZ for the project „Wissenszentrum Ökol.Landbau Afrika“

since 2017 

Korresponding member of the Päpstlichen Akademie für das Leben 


Fedearal Cross of Merit of the Feder Republic of Germany


Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein is a farmer who managed the family farm in Hesse until 2014. He worked as a development aid worker in Haiti and Africa. For more than 25 years he was on the board of Naturland and, as chairman of the BÖLW board, a representative of organic farming in Germany.


  • Sustainble land use
  • Human right to food

Future Challenges

  • Closed material cycles
  • Sustainable life styles
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