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International Grassland Congress 2027

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​​​​​​​100 years of grassland research – ways to the

June 13 – 18, 2027| Leipzig | Germany​​

In 2027, the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), together with the Julius Kühn Institute and the Thünen Institute, will host the XXVI International Grassland Congress in Leipzig. 

The congress will present diverse aspects of natural grasslands and those managed at varying intensities, including the cultivation and use of other forage crops. Sustainable development of on-farm food production will be discussed, as well as the benefits of grassland management for society as a whole, especially for the environment and the preservation of biodiversity.​

The International Grassland Congress (IGC) was held for the first time in 1927, also in Leipzig. Since then, the IGC has given scientists, students and representatives from industry, extension services and farms the opportunity to exchange the latest research findings and experiences on grassland every three to five years at different locations around the world.

In 1977, the year of its 50th anniversary, the International Grassland Congress was again held in Leipzig. In 2027, the congress will celebrate its 100th anniversary in Leipzig. The motto of IGC 2027 will be "100 years of grassland research – ways to the future".


Host Organizations:

  • Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) 
  • Julius-Kühn-Institute - German Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI) 
  • Thünen Institute - German Federal Institute for Rural Studies, Forestry and Fisheries (TI)


Preliminary Themes:

  • Theme 1: Grassland Production and Utilization
  • Theme 2: Efficient Grassland based Livestock Production Systems
  • Theme 3: Grassland Ecosystem Services
  • Theme 4: Grassland Policies, Initiatives and Social Issues


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